Pachamama East launches Chifa-inspired menu — The London Economic

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— by Jon Hatchman: Following the mid 19th Century labour shortage in South America, approximately 91,000 Chinese immigrants were brought to Peru to work on the sugar plantations and mines. Typically hailing from China’s Guandong region, the settlers arrived with few material possessions, though most brought memories of recipes and ingredients such as ginger, soy sauce and spring onions. Maintaining traditional Chinese cooking methods, these ingredients would be teamed with adopted local ingredients such as Amazonian pineapples or Andean potatoes, ultimately used to create a whole new cross-pollination of cuisines which would become known as Chifa…

Image courtesy of Pachamama London

April 16, 2019


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