Luckily, at eight-month-old La Panza Latin Bistro in Deerfield Beach, you don't have to.
In addition to traditional ceviche, La Panza has a menu section called Tiger's Milk where each of the ceviches on the menu is available in wide-mouth eight or 12-ounce mason jars served with an extra portion of leche de tigre. It's the perfect container for "shooting" the remaining tiger's milk juice.
The idea is one chef-owner Rodolfo Mendieta has had since scouring his native Peru in search of the perfect ceviche. Today, that includes his restaurant's standard Clasica: finely chopped white-fleshed fish marinated in a bath of lime juice with a hint of limo pepper, ginger, diced onion, garlic, and cilantro served in an eight-ounce mason jar.
A rainbow of options let you choose a number of styles, from the Red Tiger (made with the Peruvian Rocoto pepper) to the Green Tiger (a minty burst of Huacatay-style sauce accented with Peruvian black mint).
The must-try version, however, is the Carretillera: a 12-ounce mason jar filled to the brim with the Clasica recipe and topped with a heaping portion of fresh-fried calamari. When you're done eating, the glass makes it easy to drink away the last of the milky marinade.
According to Mendieta, it's a trip to the markets of Peru, a simple and convenient way to serve the country's national dish — and you only have to travel to Deerfield Beach to find it.
La Panza Latin Bistro is located at 131 Northeast Second Ave., Deerfield Beach. Call 754-212-4199, or visit the restaurant Facebook page.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.