Eight Chowhounds got together at Sibarita in Arlington for a taste of Bolivian food. It was all around a thoroughly satisfying meal.
Fritura Huankaina (fired potatoes in yellow mayo)
K’allu con pan (grilled bread with topping)
Platano con Carque (griddled plaintains stuffed with jerky)
Bocadillo de Platano (plaintain balls stuffed with cheese)
Sopa de Choclo (Corn soup, special)
Sopa de Fideo (Noodle soup, special)
Silpancho (Pounded Beef)
Lapping (Roast Beef)
Chicharron de Cerdo (Pork Ribs, on special)
Only the plaintains stuffed with cheese were disappointing. The crispy version with dried beef was super tasty. The Lapping was a surprise hit, and the special Pork Ribs we ordered (normally available only on weekends) were highly seasoned and delicious. We also got a hot sauce on the table that was probably made from habaneros, so you have been warned! Of the two soups, I preferred the Fideo which had a really nice broth. The Choclo needed some help.
Other soups I've had here in the past, the sopa de mani (peanuts) and the sopa de trigo (wheat) are excellent, so I encourage anyone to try those.