Don’t Miss This: The First Course At Chifa

Short Rib Buns at Chifa

With just three short nights left in Center City Restaurant Week, we’ve decided to call out individually excellent dishes at participating restaurants–just to remind you, in case you haven’t yet had a chance to try them.

Oh, Chifa… If ever there was a better Peruvian/Ecuadorian/Chinese/Japanese fusion restaurant named after a Latin version of fried rice, I’ve never found it. And for Restaurant Week, it’s awful sweet that you’re serving two of my favorite plates in your pick-two first course list.

The pork belly bao buns with pickled daikon and togarishi mayo are a must-order. And because you get to choose two dishes for the first course, pair them with the duck confit and housemade kimchi tacos. Then, when the second course comes around (which also allows you to pick two items), just order the same thing again. And then maybe some extra bao for dessert. Of course, if your server won’t let you do that, ordering the chaufa or the pork ribs as a second course is a perfectly reasonable fall-back position, but it doesn’t hurt to ask, right?

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  • SWM

    Chaufa is the name for the fried rice dish popular in Latin Chifas. A chifa is a type of restaurant by the Cantonese immigrants in Peru.