Not to brag, but my two toddlers eat aioli and mussels. The only credit I can claim is taking them to Jaleo almost every Sunday. Jose Andres: fun food and dining!
So, I was quite excited to hear about Jose’s latest concept China Chilcano, a Chinese-Peruvian restaurant in DC’s Penn Quarter.
As Tom Sietsema wrote in his first bite, it’s hard to get a table. Luckily, China’s manager came from our regular spot, Jaleo. Another reason to like Jose: he treats regulars well.
There was lots of energy in the room. We were seated at a booth with a great view of the dim sum and ceviche station.
The Good Stuff:
We tried two cocktails: Chilcano & Cholotini – boy was the “tini” our favorite: fruity without being overly sweet.
Followed by the HaKoe Dumplings and Pollo Antichucas:
Now the star of the evening was the Longasta Kung Fu. Mr. Longasta was presented to us, but it didn’t take long for him to bid adieu.
Finally, we finished with with two desserts: Supsiro Limena & Yan Wo Soup. The Supsiro is the way to go: a sweet condensed milk custard with added texture from crunchy meringues .
Disclaimer: Part of our meal was complimentary, but I hope you’ll find that I didn’t influence my opinion.