Village Voice Food Writer Robert Sietsema wrote about his visit to the unassuming, newish Coney Island Taste in today’s issue of the Village Voice. The Peruvian Bodega, as he calls it, is all the way out on Coney Island Avenue and has pictures on the windows of burgers and omelets to attract cliental from the NYPD station across the street, but the Peruvian dishes didn’t disappoint:
On the Jalea: “a fried seafood mountain garnished with pickled onions and toasted corn kernels. Encompassing fried corvina, mussels, split blue crabs, calamari rings, shell-on shrimp, and baby octopi, the assortment was so immense that the moms had only finished half by the time we departed.”
On the Seco de Cabrito: “…several substantial hunks of meat surmounted by lime-pickled purple onions.”
On the Papas a la Huancaina: “terraced potatoes with a cooling yellow cheese sauce, a vestige of the days when conquistadors introduced European cheese into the Andes—where Indians had already learned to cultivate 60 varieties of spuds, and even freeze-dry them.
On the Tallarin Saltado: “a delightful take on lo mein that comes with tomatoes, onions, soy sauce, and beef.”
Looks like we have our alternative to the Pio Pio Riko on the Coney Island boardwalk.
Read the Full Article: Coney Island Taste Heaps Up the Flavors of Peru – Page 1 – Dining – New York – Village Voice.
Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill is the editor/publisher of New World Review. He lives in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CondeNast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, and Penthouse. Visit his personal website (nicholas-gill.com) for more information.