Good morning! Happy Friday!
I woke up just a little while ago, after a fun night in Philly! Joe’s brother and a friend were in town making a quick stop in Philly before heading to Atlantic City.
We decided to take this opportunity to try a restaurant downtown that we have been itching to try.
Chifa is a Jose Garces restaurant that serves Peruvian/Cantonese fusion. Yep, that’s right- Asian & Latin cuisine. Together. As with most Garces restaurants, the food is served as small plates, which is great because I wanted to try everything.
The ambiance was very cool! (Borrowed pics from Chifa’s website)
As per the suggestions of the waitress, we ordered 2 dishes per person (there were 5 of us) and then we added two smaller items on top of that.
(check out Joe’s brother in the background- he cracks me up)
Here are some of the highlights!
(My sparkling wine! I ordered a 1/2 glass wine flight which was 3 half glasses of wine. The waitress messed up though and ended up serving me a full wine flight. Buzzzzz…….)
On the left- scallion pancakes with sesame ginger mayo
On the right- oyster shooter with jalapeno, cilantro, avocado, spicy tomato
Octopus with purple potatoes and ginger gastrique
Duck bao buns with hoisin glaze
Salt crusted shrimp (heads on! mmmm!)
Stirfried rice with edamame, mango, and scallop (compliments of the chef!)
Also ordered but not pictured:
Needless to say, we pretty much rolled out of the restaurant. It was awesome though!
If you’re interested in learning more about Garces restaurants (a must if you visit Philly)… click here
To see a post about my trip to chef Garces restaurant, Distrito…click here!