Peruvian Street Eats: Hot on the heels of Ichu Peru and Chifa is casual eatery Chullschick, which offers Peruvian rotisserie chicken in the heart of Soho.
Look & Feel: This is Soho, so space is premium. The interiors are cosy yet playful, with tongue-in-cheek murals splashed across the walls harking back to Peru while the television plays in one corner.
On the Menu: The star of the show is the pollo a la brasa, a style of rotisserie chicken native to Lima ($88 for a quarter, $138 for a half or $268 for a whole). Typically prepared with salamuera (a saltwater marinade), Chullschick’s version is soaked in dark beer, herbs and spices for two days. Then, it’s cooked in a custom rotisserie until its skin is crisped and blackened while the meat within remains juicy and tender. The chicken is served with aji amarillo sauce and your choice of sides (the bigger your bird, the more sides you get). Other dishes include Peruvian street-side snacks such as salchipapas ($68), a combo of sausage and fries doused in ketchup and truffle mayo, roasted sweet potato with cinnamon brown sugar ($38), and rocoto pepper chicken wings ($78).
Meet the Chef: The chef and owner of the restaurant is Peruvian native Abel Ortiz Alvarez, who boasts over 10 years of experience in the F&B industry.
Great For: A no-frills, hearty meal that’s perfect for soaking up drinks and encouraging the flow of conversation.
FYI: Chullschick is the only Peruvian restaurant in Hong Kong to have received recognition from Promperú, Peru’s governmental organization responsible for promoting Peruvian tourism across the globe.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.