Tag Archive for Chifa

Arroz Chaufa: Chinese-Peruvian Fried Rice

Arroz Chaufa: Chinese-Peruvian Fried Rice

Arroz Chaufa: Chinese-Peruvian Fried Rice

Arroz Chaufa, or Chinese-Peruvian Fried Rice is a wonderful example of how Peruvians embraced the ingredients and flavors of Chinese cuisine which was brought to Peru by Chinese immigrants over 150 years ago. Today, Arroz Chaufa can be found on the lunch menu of almost any restaurant in Lima, not just the popular Chifas. This dish has many variations but its two main spices are ginger and soy sauce. The recipe here is my own, and the key is to have all the ingredients prepared and measured ahead of time and set in a mise en place, so that you can quickly stir fry them and serve the dish immediately.
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Lomo Saltado

Lomo Saltado (Chinese-Peruvian Beef Stir-Fry)

Lomo Saltado is one of the most important dishes in the history of Peruvian cuisine — it’s the first time that ingredients from China like ginger and soy sauce were mixed with Peruvian aji amarillo hot peppers, and the fusion is a truly savory and spicy Chifa dish. There are several restaurants in San Francisco that serve Lomo Saltado, but… Read more →


Growing up, the answer to where are we going for dinner was almost always ¡Vamos al Chifa! — where we enjoyed sharing a meal, family style. Today, it is impossible to talk about Peruvian cuisine without mentioning the Chifa, or the fusion of Peruvian and Chinese foods. In 1849, when Pisco arrived in San Francisco during the Gold Rush, the… Read more →