A Hint Of What’s To Come At Chifa

Wednesday, Meal Ticket and Foobooz were lucky enough to sample a couple new dishes from Jose Garces’ forthcoming Chifa. Chifa will be Garces’ Peruvian and Cantonese restaurant at 707 Chestnut Street. Our favorite bite and Meal Ticket’s as well, were these delicious scallion pancakes.

A bite-size fried scallion pancake was crowned with impossibly tender sous vide pork cheeks, five-spice peanuts and pickled scallions. The Meal Ticket crew tried not to take a second pancake when the servers passed by with more tempting trays, and failed miserably.

We once described our reaction to Amada’s crab stuffed peppers as doing a Snoopy dance. Well these scallion pancakes were a knee buckling, toe curling experience that we can’t wait to try again.

Sneak peek of Jose Garces’ upcoming Chifa