Tasting more Peruvian dishes at Chicha

Having dined at Chicha restaurant previously, there were many more dishes that I wanted to try and did so on this visit.

1st dish

Pulpo y Chorizo

Pulpo y Chorizo

Pulpo y Chorizo – octopus, chorizo, Peruvian black olive aioli, basil and aji pepper mash

2nd dish

Atun de Tataki

Atun de Tataki

Atun de Tataki – Rocoto chili crusted albacore tuna, pickled radish salad, avocado cream, passion fruit ….

3rd dish

Clasico Cebiche

Clasico Cebiche

Clasico Cebiche – white fish, red onion, corn on the cob, choco, sweet potato, cilantro, aji amarilo

4th dish

Arroz con Pato

Arroz con Pato

Arroz con Pato – Yarrow Meadows duck confit, coriander and dark beer rice

5th dish

Spiced Little Donuts

Spiced Little Donuts

Spiced Little Donuts in a passionfruit & raspberry sauce

My Take:

I loved each of the dshes and each was very different in terms of type of dish, flavour profile and presentation.  I thought the Pulpo y Chorizo was perfectly seasoned and the texture of the octopus and chorizo together was not too chewy, the basil and aji pepper mash rounded out the flavours. The Atun de Tataki was beautifully presented and the Rocoto chili crusted albacore tuna was full of flavours, the avocado cream and passion fruit sauce added balance to the dish. The Clasico Cebiche was very unique and a very different type of ceviche than I had ever had previously, loved the white fish, corn on the cob, sweet potato, and aji amarilo. The dish which was my absolute favourite in the meal was the tender and rich, Arroz con Pato made with Yarrow Meadows duck confit, coriander and dark beer rice. For dessert the popular Spiced Little Donuts was the perfect ending in the passionfruit & raspberry sauce.

Chicha Restaurant

136 East Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-620-3963

Web:  http://www.chicharestaurant.com/

Twitter: @ChichaVancouver

By: Richard Wolak