During hot months, eating light often means eating raw fish. Its yielding texture and generally mild flavor makes it a welcome break from cooked dishes that often sit heavier on the stomach. Plus, if you make your own, there is no heat used in preparation.
In Southern California, the raw fish selection is enormous, whether you prefer to eat it simply plain or adorned with a variety of condiments. The number of cuisines represented amidst this bounty is our strong suit. Italian crudo is a simple slice or two of the freshest fish, drizzled with great olive oil and maybe lemon juice. Colorful plates or bowls of Japanese sashimi can be found all over the city. Toss that sashimi in shoyu and sesame oil with any number of additions, and you have the Hawaiian seasoned poke. South America and Mexico bring ceviche and aguachile to the table.
Below is a sampling from listeners who once again chimed in with some of their favorite places to go.
Inglewood, serving ceviches and aguachile
LA, serving ceviche and aquachile
Echo Park, serving Nikkei Peruvian seafood
Hollywood, serving ceviche
LA various locations, serving fish cocktails
-The Brothers Sushi
East Hollywood, serving sashimi