Ceviche Challenge at Yelapa Playa Mexicana
The citrus ceviche ($12) at Yelapa Playa Mexicana (2303 Richmond, 281-501-0391) is so different, it may set a new standard for this classic dish. Sure, it contains marinated fish such as amberjack, snapper, shrimp and scallops, but it also contains avocado, pomelo and lime for a smooth texture and citrus spike, as well as fresh ginger and hazelnuts for zing and crunchiness. The heat comes from pasilla chiles and a spicy tamarind oil, while a puree of black sesame seeds adds a dramatic jolt of color. The result is a spicy, sweet, salty combination that commands attention from the first bite and doesn't let go until it's all gone.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Houston dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.
More RESTAURANTS News
- Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets, Plus One More (for America!)
- Upcoming Houston Food Events: A Reverse Beer Dinner With Kevin & Chris
- Openings and Closings in Houston: Bramble (and the Return of Randy Rucker) Arriving Soon
- 100 Favorite Houston Dishes 2015: No. 85, Hunter's Honey Roasted Duck At Brennan's of...