About — Peruvian Food
Peruvian cuisine is diverse. There are more than 400 traditional dishes in Peru, and the flavours in these change through the coast, highlands and Amazon jungle. A common element of most Peruvian foods is the Ají (Peruvian chilli), although Peruvian dishes themselves are not overly spicy. Another key ingredient is potato – Peru boasts 3000 native varieties. It’s often used as a side dish.
Uma’s menu is based on Peru’s coastal cuisine – light, mildly spicy, with Alejandro’s expert ceviche as the standout. Uma’s menu moves through the regions of Peru. It starts from the MAR (ocean) with ceviches, raw and cured; moves through the ’VALLES’ (valleys) serving seasonal vegetables with a Peruvian twist; ending in the ‘GRANJAS’ (paddocks) – plating up high-end beef, lamb, and chicken. These sections feature traditional Peruvian ingredients from each region, as well as local produce including WA seafood, premium meat and seasonal vegetables.
“One of the best ways of discovering Peru is through its food. Uma is a fusion of Peruvian recipes and local ingredients, combining traditional cooking techniques with haute cuisine.”
Chef Alejandro Saravia