Restaurant: Chifa LA
Location: 4374 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041. (323) 561-3084
Date: January 9, 2022
Cuisine: Peruvian Chinese (Chifa)
Jeffrey had the hookup here at this awesome Peruvian Chinese fusion place in Eagle Rock. Yeah it’s far, but it seems to be one of the only Chifa (Peruvian Chinese) places in LA that’s middle/high end. Most just serve on styrofoam.
The jazzy interior.
A huge patio.
Brûlée Char Siu . Wood fired pork toro marinated in house made Chinese BBQ sauce. Insanely good (and sweet).
The caramelization is gotten via blow torch.
See it in action.
Tiradito. Fresh Japanese sea bream chilled in a peppery orange and lime sauce. Hint of garlic and yellow chili topped with salsa criolla, sweet potato, and toasted Peruvian corn.
Anticucho (GF). Peruvian street style skewered beef heart with cilantro & serrano chili sauce. Beefy!
Mapo Tofu (VG). Wok cooked tofu and OmniPork Ground in fermented bean sauce with Szechuan peppercorn, garlic, scallion.
Braised Spare Ribs. Caramelized in soy sauce, shaoxing wine, golden sugar, ginger, garlic.
Dan Dan Mian (VG). Fresh noodles with spicy Szechaun sesame sauce tossed with pickled radish.
Lomo Saltado. Filet Mignon, wood grilled and sautéed with cherry tomatoes and onions.
Black Pepper Lobster. Lobster wok tossed with sweet and spicy black pepper sauce. This was perhaps the best stir fried lobster I have ever had, like a lobster version of black pepper crab.
Meat on the grill.
Cowboy Steak. Delicious with an incredible smokey flavor.
Marinated Jalepenos for the steak.
Garlic and Scallion whole Crab.
Black Sesame Cheesecake Tart. Smooth black sesame cream cheese Chinese almond cookie crust.
I love this flavor — Peppermint Bark Gelato — Base is pure peppermint milk (subbed the sugar with crushed peppermint candies) and it’s laced with house-made double-sided peppermint bark, Valrhona Dark Chocolate and Ivoire White! — made by me for @sweetmilkgelato — The Peppermint Bark recipe was developed by a famous pastry chef and author, the mum of a Naughty Dog Alum @nancy_baggett — this year I added the two layer thing which is awesome — #SweetMilkGelato #gelato #dessert #icecream #FrozenDessert #nomnom #dessertlovers #dessertporn #icecreamlovers #gelatoitaliano #foodporn #gelatolover #dessertgasm #foodphotography #gelatoartigianale #gelatomania #dessertlover #icecream #icecreamlovers #peppermint #bark #Valrhona #chocolate
Chevy with the owner.
Chifa was really awesome. Basically super zest latin flavored Chinese food, so what’s not to love?
Service was great and the outside patio was nice and huge. Did end up surprisingly pricey though, particularly the lobster.
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We weren’t really hungry, but there was a “famous” taco place across the street…
Al pastor. Aka Mexican gyros/shawarma. Looking it up, I read that it’s ACTUALLY based on shawarma which Lebanese ingredients brought to Mexico! But it uses the “other white meat” instead of lamb.
They fry the tortillas with cheese.
Sauces. Street tacos are not a neat food.