Date

July 2015

Meal

Late Lunch

Ordered

NIBBLES

Golazos de Chicharrón -£6.5
Chia seed steamed buns filled with confit pork belly, salsa criolla, watermelon and rocoto jam and pork crackling popcorn

Huevo Criollo – £5
Burford Brown egg, quinoa, sangrecita sausage, rocoto sauce

CEVICHE BAR

Don Ceviche  – £9
Seabass, amarillo chilli tigers milk, sweet potato, red onion, limo chilli

SPECIAL

Salmon ceviche

DESSERTS

Chocolatozo –  £6
Dark chocolate mousse, dulce de leche, quinoa crunch, dulce de leche ice cream

Food

NIBBLES

Golazos de Chicharrón -£6.5

Golazos de Chicharrón

Golazos de Chicharrón

Golazos de Chicharrón

Golazos de Chicharrón

Chia seed steamed buns filled with confit pork belly, salsa criolla, watermelon and rocoto jam and pork crackling popcorn

Gao bao (the white buns in these photos) have been a big hit in the dining trend lately. Originated from China and taiwan, however the taiwanese has made them super delicious. I have seen these gao Bao being used in korean restaurants (On The Bab) and Japanese restaurant (Flesh and Buns) so I was very intrigued in trying these gao baos in a Peruvian restaurant. I wonder how good these will taste.

Firstly I loved the buns itself, these buns weren’t just those plain white ones i am used to having, but made with Chia seeds. i add Chia seed to my morning oats and they are one of the super food! I love this texture, the buns were fluffy and warm, with bits of chia seed. There were so much going on in these buns, with a huge piece of meat, overloading of this gorgeous salsa sauce and spicy sauce, topped up with crackling popcorn. It was heaven, I think I do prefer the Peruvian version of Gao bao.

Rating (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥

 

Huevo Criollo – £5

Huevo Criollo

Huevo Criollo

Huevo Criollo

Huevo Criollo

Burford Brown egg, quinoa, sangrecita sausage, rocoto sauce

There was no ordinary scotch egg. firstly, it was gigantic.  I am so used to having my mini scotch eggs from supermarkets, this big one really shocked me. It arrived on a plate steaming hot. You can tell it was really crispy and fresh fried. Indeed it was crispy while the yolk was runny inside. How on earth did thy make it like that? The texture of the meat patty was interesting, I can taste the quinoa. I particularly loved the rocoto sauce which is slightly spicy.

Rating (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥

 

CEVICHE BAR

Don Ceviche  – £9

Don Ceviche

Don Ceviche

Seabass, amarillo chilli tigers milk, sweet potato, red onion, limo chilli

I am not a huge ceviche fan, but this was impressive. The Seabass was fresh and nicely cooked, I loved how they combined sweet potato with red onion. I never would have guessed seabass and sweet potato would go well together.

Rating (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥

 

SPECIAL MENU

Salmon ceviche 

Salmon ceviche

Salmon ceviche

This ceviche tasted much like the Don Ceviche except it was with Salmon than Seabass with some crackling on top. I prefered the Don Ceviche more.

Rating (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥

 

DESSERTS

Chocolatozo –  £6

Chocolatozo

Chocolatozo

Chocolatozo

Chocolatozo

Dark chocolate mousse, dulce de leche, quinoa crunch, dulce de leche ice cream

The dessert was a hit and a miss. It looked awfully delicious, I loved the soft texture. however the dessert was way too sweet. The ice cream was to balance out the sweetness, but the chocolate mousse was way too sweet.

Rating (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥

 

Ambience & Interior

Inside

Inside

Service

Service was immaculate. Our waiter was attentive, he took time to explain to us the Special menu, also recommended us with dishes.  He was so lovely that my phone was out of battery, and he kindly took my phone to the back to charge. I couldn’t have asked for more.  We sat from 2.30pm to 5pm, and no-one even gave us a hint that it was time to leave. When we left, everyone said goodbye to us. What a wonderful restaurant.

 

Menu

Please click here for the full menu

Recommendation

  • Golazos de Chicharrón -£6.5
  • Huevo Criollo – £5

 

Verdict

Would I go back again? YES
Rating from my brains (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥ 
Rating from my Heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥
Overall Rating  (out of 10 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 7/10

Damage

30 GBP per person

 

Details

CEVICHE OLD STREET
2 Baldwin St
London
EC1V 9NU
020 3327 9463

Nearest station: Old street

Mon – Fri
12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Weekends
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

 

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