Taste of Peru | South China Morning Post
MagazinesGood Eating
NEW RESTAURANTS

Taste of Peru

Bernice Chan

 

CHICHA
26 PEEL STREET
CENTRAL
2561 3336
WWW.CONCEPTCREATIONS.HK

 

The space originally occupied by Chez Patrick in Central is now a Peruvian restaurant, the first of its kind in Hong Kong. The interior has lots of wood, bamboo and black, with a dining area on one side, and a small bar and more casual section near the open kitchen.

The menu has a glossary to explain the ingredients, and the dishes have sophisticated flavours. Ceviche is a must, as is the corvina (HK$138), which has large chunks of sea bass, Peruvian corn and sweet potato mixed with lime juice for a tangy flavour.

For hot ceviche, there's scallops (HK$225) cooked with butter and leche de tigre that was sweet, but also crunchy with a sprinkling of volcanic rock salt. Anticuchos are grilled skewers and the black cod (HK$60) melted in the mouth.

Causa are potatoes with toppings and the one with squid (HK$165) was placed on top of a mashed Yukon gold potato with chilli paste and avocado.

Tacos (HK$50 each, HK$180 for four) are hard shells, with deep-fried fish, coleslaw and mango salsa. The quinoa salad (HK$50) is refreshingly light, and dessert is intriguing with lucuma (HK$80), a fruit, made into a custard filling in a cannoli-style treat.

 

Share

For unlimited access to:

SCMP.com SCMP Tablet Edition SCMP Mobile Edition 10-year news archive
 
 

 

Login

SCMP.com Account

or