Lima is the Peruvian city where the cultures of the Andes and the jungle, the north, and the south come together. Lima’s gastronomy is the result of all this history of urban growth, of ancestral tradition, of new and future cultures and of fusion.” -Monica Kisic
Monica Kisic’s own tastes are well defined and as far as food is concerned, they are wide-ranging. She goes to eat mangrove scallops when they are in season at the famous Emilio y Gladys (Daniel Velez 187) in Chorrillos; clams at El Rincon de Bigote in Miraflores (Jose Galvez 529) and salchipapas with chicha at any Tip Top outlet. “Ever since I was little I’ve been going with my mum; their auto service is great,” she says. But she also has other favorites: Doña Paulina (Pan American Highway South Km. 87) for the classic roast pork sandwich and tamal with a beer after a party; Antigua Taberna Queirolo for a ham sandwich (San Martin 1090, Pueblo Libre); Toshi Matsufuji’s Toke Pez in Surquillo (Av. Angamos 886) for the cebiche; La Lucha for sandwiches in general (various outlets) and Mi Amigo, a Chinese restaurant in San Isidro, in the filling station on the corner of Salaverry and Av. Del Ejercito. “If I fancy a glass of wine with something to eat I go to La Gastronoma (Libertad 439, Miraflores): their potato omelet and quiche are delicious. And if I just want a drink and finger food, I go to Barra 55 (Jr. 28 de Julio 206 D, Barranco).”
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