Lunch at China Chilcano
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China Chilcano serves their own take on multicultural Peruvian cuisine. This lively, casual restaurant by Jose Andres, focuses on Criollo, Chifa and Nikkei food. All dishes have a touch of the native Criollo influence.
CHINESE CHIFA - You’ll find ginger and soy sauce used in Peruvian cooking, and stir fry methods too, as in the popular Lomo Saltado dish. This Peruvian-Chinese mashup is called CHIFA and came about from the large influx of Chinese settlers in Peru during the mid 1800s. At China Chilcano, there are some dim sum items and other Cantonese-influenced dishes throughout the menu.
JAPANESE NIKKEI - Another strong influence in Peru’s cuisine began in 1889 when 790 Japanese workers arrived on a two-year contract to work in the sugar and plantation fields. The Japanese learned to cook using Peruvian staples like corn, potatoes, and tubers but added Japanese ingredients like miso, ginger, soy, wasabi and rice vinegar. This Peruvian-Japanese style of food is called Nikkei. Antichuchos skewers made on a robata grill or adding soy sauce and ginger to ceviches are some of the ways Peruvian Nikkei food blends bold Peruvian flavors with delicate Japanese techniques.
CHEF/OWNER Jose Andres
2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand