This weekend on Goodtaste features Botika in San Antonio, featuring Peruvian fusion fare! [Watch the preview and get showtimes here!] It’s located at the Historic Pearl in San Antonio, but its menu is at the intersection of Asian and South American culture! We’ve assembled a little “guide” to local language for you global gastronomes!
Think Chinese food with a Latin touch! You’ll find this type of food in Peru, but also Ecuador and Bolivia!
Chifa refers to both the fare and the restaurant this type of food is served in. Traditional Peruvian ingredients like corn, potatoes, quinoa, legumes, and tubers, are fused with Chinese Cantonese elements. Try arroz chaufa — a tasty fried rice with fresh vegetables, eggs, and meat, sauteed in soy sauce and oil! Botika makes theirs with crispy duck confit with sofrito, aji amarillo, and salsa criolla!
Japanese and Peruvian food fusion for the win! Like Chifa, it’s a When these two types of cuisines meet, it means fresh fish and sensational sushi, melded with spectacular ceviche!
You’ll see Nikkei dishes featuring Peruvian ingredients like limes, corn, aji peppers, yucca, and potatoes.
Leche De Tigre
You’ll find Leche De Tigre, or “Tiger’s milk,” as the base for many Peruvian ceviches — or even a refreshing cocktail!
It’s a citrus-based marinade, made with lime juice, onion, fish juices, and chiles. You may it see it served on the side with your ceviche!
If you see this word on your menu, order it — stat! It means you’re in for a steaming bowl of a sensational stew, which originates from the Southern coastal region of Peru.
Chupe can be made with chicken, beef, lamb, but you’ll often see it as a deliciously creamy shrimp or other fish stew with vegetables, potatoes, or yuca.
Watch this weekend on Goodtaste as we go behind-the-scenes with San Antonio’s own Peruvian Foodie Fusion hot spot, Botika! Watch the preview and get showtimes here!