Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Adventure #217: Mayta Peruvian Kitchen and Pisco Bar

We are back from our 2-week trip in Western France but before I post all the great as well as not so great food we had in France, I am going to first post a few of restaurants we visited before we left! I am so far behind!

G saw a review of restaurants in SCMP the other week and decided to pick 2 to try.  The first one we visited was this Peruvian restaurant.  No idea what Peruvian cuisine is but let's give it a try!

Decor is modern and cosy

Order 2 cocktail to try.  On the left Mayta, made of pisco (a Peruvian liquor), chili amarillo, mango, passion fruits, lime and pisco sour foam. Very interesting.  Sweet with a hint of chili! On the right Chilcano made of pisco and ginger ale.  Tasted refreshing but the alcohol will hit you when you least expect!

Arroz con pato which consisted mainly of beer cilantro rice and duck leg confit.  Very rustic dish and very delicious too.

Seco de ternera, braised veal with cilantro beer sauce, rocoto mash potatoes and glazed carrots.  The veal was really soft, the mash smooth and the carrots were very interesting - they tasted a bit pickled.  This dish was delicious but not what I expected of a Peruvian dish, a bit too refined maybe?

On the waitress' recommendation we ordered a Suspiro de limeda, milk caramel and port meringue.  Delicious but we were unable to eat more than half as it was extremely sweet!

We also had a Amazonas which is kinda like a sandwich made up of roasted bananas, chocolate candy slices and amazonas nut cream.  Interesting.

The food we ordered were rather good. We weren't adventurous enough to try the more traditional food on the menu, so can't really comment on what Peruvian food is like.  Personally much preferred the cocktails.

Mayta Peruvian Kitchen and Pisco Bar
3/F, Grand Progress Building
15-16 Lan Kwai Fong
Tel: 2790 0928

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