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Chimu Peruvian Soul Food adds another foodie stop in DTLA

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Chimu Peruvian Soul Food adds another foodie stop in DTLA

Kishari | May 25, 2011 04:49 PM

I recently moved downtown, and have been working my way through the food stalls in the Grand Central Market -- current faves are pupusas and sopa de res at Sarita's Pupuseria (Salvadoran) and the goat tostada at Tacos Tumbras a Tomas (Mexican).

But after reading a review in the LA Times last weekend, http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/daily..., today I tried the new Chimu Peruvian Soul food on the Hill side of the Market, which does a takeout window opening into seating on the patio. From the charming handwritten menu boards (I love those!) I chose a fantastic pork belly, crisp, chewy and fatty, everything a pork belly should be, topped with a creamy version of a chimmichuri sauce. Note: It usually comes with barley but since I can't eat gluten they were nice enough to give me quinoa instead. It was smooth and textured, with piquant yet subtle flavors that complemented the pork even though it was cooked to complement something else. Nice.

I ogled the order of a couple next to me who had the Ceviche del dia and the Lomo Saltado. Those are on the hit list next! Anyone else had the chance to try it?

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Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Tacos Tumbras a Tomas
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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