Southern Chinese Cuisine
is so widely popular in Peru, that even the nation´s most renowned chef, Gastón Acurio, who typically serves traditional Peruvian dishes in his restaurants, opened Madam Tusan. Inside a giant red dragon floats from the ceiling and diners use chopsticks in lieu of forks.
With more than 6, 000 Chifa restaurants, Lima is not only the capital of Peru, but also considered by many to be the capital of South American Chinese cuisine. Inside these restaurants, which are decorated with the same flair as their North American counterparts, diners can get Chinese-Peruvian plates like Arroz Chaufa (fried rice), Chap Suey (chop suey), Sopa Wantán (wonton soup) and Tallarín Saltado (lo mein).
In fact Chifa has become so ingrained in Peruvian food culture that some dishes with Cantonese or Szechuan roots are no longer even considered Chinese, but Peruvian. Epicureans can find dishes like lomo saltado (beef and vegetables sautéed in soy sauce and served atop a bed of rice and potatoes) right next to traditional Andean dishes like cuy (guinea pig), choclo (giant corn) and Peru’s unofficial national dish, ceviche (raw fish marinated in lima juice).
Here is a list of our favorite Chifa restaurants:
Jirón Ucayali 779, El Centro, Lima
This restaurant, set in Lima’s Chinatown, takes Chinese-Peruvian fusion to another level. Diners can get an Andean spin on Kung Poa Chicken with Cuy (guinea pig, a delicacy in Peru) instead. Word on the street is that Limeños come far and wide for the dim sum as well.
Av Angamos Oeste 700, Miraflores, Lima
This treasure is hidden inside the second floor of a casino. With three dozen appetizers and huge entree portions this is a place to come hungry and with friends.
Av Santa Cruz 859, Miraflores, Lima
As Gastón Acurio’s staple Chifa joint, this place lives up to the hype. The ambiance is likely the nicest you’ll get in an Chifa restaurant, and the cocktail selection is nearly as extensive as the food found on the menu.
Chifa Chung Yion
Jr. Unión 126, Barranco, Lima
Thousands of online reviewers rave about this Chinese restaurant with Peruvian ingredients, with many tipping their hats to the section of the menu dedicated solely to vegetarians.
Av. República de Pánama 3165, San Isidro, Lima
Also tucked inside a casino, menus here boast both Chifa and authentic Cantonese cuisine. For those seeking a more authentic experience rather than one of fusion, the chef suggests the duck dish.
So the next time you´re in Peru, consider pleasing your palate with Chifa. After all, the Chinese have declared 2014 as the Year of the Horse. It´s the perfect excuse to eat like one.blogging legally blogging is blogging in past tense blog from the frog blogging conferences 2021 blogging your way blog xcaret blogging anonymously blog via shodan covid-19 blog topics blogging def difference between blog and website blog contra incendios blogging podcast blogging vs podcasting blogging theology youtube covid blog ideas blog kpis blogging through google blog by google blog rotmg blog name generator pro blogging tips blogspot blogging websites that pay blogging youtube channel name write off blogging expenses blog generator blogging basics difference between blogging and social media blogging keywords blog from phone blogging vs blog blogging at 70 blogging sites blogging from scratch sign up blogging account blogging through instagram blogging events near me blogging keyword research tools blogging by definition is blogging out of date blogging through wordpress can bloggers make good money blogging over 50 blog post outline blogging unscripted blogging through facebook blogging websites to make money blogging like to blog or not to blog blog en espanol blogging vs youtube blogging about books blogging by sophia lee d&d beyond blog in blog or on blog science blog blog vs newsletter blog after hysterectomy blogging platforms free blogging sites for free blog before mario blog reader app blog zinhof blog designers near me blogging platforms like medium blogging to win.com blogging business ideas blogging to the bank is vlogging better than blogging blog as subdomain or subdirectory blogging at 60 stardoll blog underneath blogging set up blogging without investment blogging from your phone earning thru blogging blogging jobs from home blogging over 40 blog within a website blogging without domain blogging using google sites blogging quizlet blogging the bracket laptop for blogging under 40000 blogging salary blog as a side hustle blogging apps that pay opposite of blog blog article what after blogging blog to social blog post title generator blogging conferences 2022 blog quizlet blog emoji blogging like site blogging during a divorce left behind blog blogging in the elementary classroom blogging on google blog from afghanistan is blogging out blogging passive income blog till the cat blog post blogging in 2022 blogging like blogging to win.com tips before blogging blog writing blog introduction examples blogging with notion blogging theology youtube blogging from ipad blogging apps that pay blog into podcast blog vault blog sailing around the world building over blogging blogging alert xyz guest blogging off page blog underneath their robes blogging classes near me blogging with medium blogging definition blogging as an educational tool beyond blogging blog off meaning in hindi blog over 60 blogging how to blog into podcast blog design ideas blogging vs microblogging blog outline blogging dallas cowboys blog das irmas among us blogging income after 1 year blogging through pinterest blogging boys earning thru blogging blogging by email blogging course near me blogging for kids blog guidelines difference between blogging and vlogging blogging comes under which category blog search blogging questions blogging without social media blogging niche ideas blogging legally blog towards data science blogging without website opposite of blogging blog over 40 blog jobs near me blogging vs blog blogging blog counter strike blog after gallbladder surgery blogging niches blog kraken blogging helps your inbound marketing by blogging without domain blogging of a product xkcd blogging blog inside paradeplatz add blog to next js blogging is blogging about blogging blogging niches 2021