If the heat and passion of Peru is what you’re looking for in your next foodie adventure, then this up-and-coming resto might just be it for you.
Tucked in a quiet corner on the 31st street of BGC, Cocina Peruvia gives its visitors a colorful and tasty peek into the world Peru. With bright interiors, quirky art pieces, and lively music, the restaurant really sets a feel for the streets of Peru in all its vivacity.
We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with their head chef and be served the best from their menu. And we gotta say: being two people who just got off of work and school, what a way it was to spend our Monday night!
First up was their Causa con Avocado. This appetizing mashed potato appetizer comes with an Avocado twist. If you’ve ever wondered how you could enjoy mayonnaise mixed with fruit and shrimp – well, this is sure to sate your curious tastebuds.
Then, we had the Anticuchos de Corazon. What makes this stand out? Well, the Corazon in the name stands for the heart on the plate. You read that right. Anticuchos de Corazon is actually cow’s heart diced and sliced and served on a platter.
They make for great pulutan for your inuman, especially may pinaghuhugutan ka. So, to my Sawi brothers and sisters, eat your heart out!
The main course was the main event. The Arroz con Mariscos (Seafood Rice) is similar to our own Paella and Lomo Saltado (Beef Stew) with the tenderest of meats.
The highlights, though, were the Adobo Peruvia and Pollo a la Brasa (Roasted Chicken).
With soft pork belly meat and a creamy sauce that words cannot describe, dare I say that Cocina Peruvia’s signature Adobo is a contender – even for Nanay’s lutong bahay.
The Pollo a la Brasa, remarkable on its own, came with some extraordinary dips. The Chimichurri and Aji Cilantro sauce are made of spices all the way from Peru, making for refreshing dips with a little bite.
My favorite part, though, was the booze and the dessert.
Alfajores is served with ice cream, pulvoron, and dulce de leche served on an artistic black plate. Pisco Sour is a wonderful white brandy mixed with wonders like egg white.
What I loved the most about the food is how everything complemented each other. From the appetizer to the main course to the dessert, and most importantly, the booze. Each dish works to better the next bite.
You can see how Cocina Peruvia gets its reputation as the go-to place for happy hour for employees around the area. So, if eating food from a faraway place is what your heart desires, look no further than this kitchen right here. A great place for drinking, laughing with friends and being merry with maybe some dancing.
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