Chino (Chinesse) + Gringo = Chingo!!!
Through a common friend - a TB who lives in Austin - I met Minh. Huy,
my friend, sent me a message telling me about a friend of his who will be in Lima soon. Well,
first of all I have to say that Minh wasn’t a TB when I met him, but after a
couple of hours of hanging out with this addict to TB, he became one of us,
accomplished, hehe :)
At the beginning I wasn’t sure if I would be in town, but I
did it! He invited me to join him and his friend, Gipy, the night before, but I
was tired and couldn’t do it. I missed all the fun they had :(
Well, a new day a new meeting with a new friend.
me a message with his local number and I gave him a call. We agreed to meet for
lunch. I went to the place he was renting in the city and I have to say it’s a
really cool place. It’s a small apartment, enough for 1 person, all furnished,
very well located and cheaper than a hotel!!!! I think he will write a review
about the place. Anyway a couple of minutes later Gipy arrived. She’s from Lima and met Minh while she was studying in Austin. She plays
volleyball and is really kind. Ok, what to have in Lima? It was sunny after a cloudy week. Minh
was teasing us saying he brought the sun, haha. I suggested my favorite place
for Fish and Seafood, not only because it’s tasty, but also because Minh would
be able to say Huy he went to the place Huy loved so much, haha.
Gipy, Minh & Yadi: new friends!!!!
The service was very good and faster than ever!!! We shared
some appetizers – really good ones – and since it was early we didn’t drink any
Well, not at that moment, hehe. We were getting full, but couldn’t
help having dessert. That was a plate with samples of 4 of our most typical
desserts. It was delicious and just the right quantity. During the whole lunch
we were chatting and laughing a lot. Minh is full of fun/strange/unique
stories. He was always saying, these things happened to a close friend, mmm. Maybe
they happened to him, haha. Just kidding. There is no way you could get bored
with him. So much fun!!!! He was telling us about his adventures here in Peru and in
other places. And I was telling them about TB and how useful and cool it is. Trying
to get more people into it, hehe. After a delicious meal and great time with
new friends, I should leave them. I had to perform by babysitting role, haha.
My colleague was in Lima
and I would take care of him until it was time to go to the airport.
having a delicious lunch!
But this is a different story ;) Minh and
Gipy would hang out a bit longer and the 3 of us would meet in the evening.
at Mangos: Yadi, Gipy & Minh!
It was around 7:30pm when I met Gipy and Minh again. We met
in Larcomar and went to the Mangos to have something to eat while he was telling me about his adventures that day earlier in Lima - I'm sure he'd write about them. After that we were
going to a Peruvian show with typical dances. They would give us a pisco sour,
so Gipy and I decided not to have one yet. In the other hand Minh ordered a
double. It was huge!!! Look like a glass of lemonade, haha. And we didn’t have
much time before going to the show, so it was like a super shot!!!! And he
The show was performed in a restaurant in the same mall, so
we just had to walk a bit.
Our table was waiting for us. A Brazilian friend
from Gipy and his girlfriend would join us. Since the show is more for
tourists, they provide the tables with flags and our table was the most
colorful with the American, Brazilian and Peruvian flag. It was so nice
watching the dances and how much Minh enjoyed them. While they were dancing “afro”,
which is a dance from the South
Coast, the dancers were
looking for people to join them. One of the guys looked our table, mmm. Usually
they pick up tourists. Gipy is tall and blond. She doesn’t look like a typical
Peruvian, so the dancer came straight to her. But he didn’t know that she can
dance very well, hehe. Go Gipy!!!!!
in the middle of the action!
Later they performed a dance from highlands and were
looking for some people to dance with them.
One of the dancers went to the
table next to ours, but the girls were to shy and Minh and Gipy started to
point me, haha. Well, I don’t need to say I ended dancing, haha. So much fun,
haha. We had a blast at that place. It was my first time there and definitely
is a really good choice! I’m writing a review about this.
at Tayta, of course a MUST
Gipy and Minh would go to a party later. I couldn’t join
them there, but we could go to have some drinks. Where to go??? Well, to my
place – Tayta!!!! Hahaha. Minh was telling me next time I’m going to Austin I
definitely have to contact him, which I would do, that’s for sure! He knows THE
places and THE people, haha. The
atmosphere was great with music and cozy. We had a couple of beers, were
chilling out for a while and it was time to leave. Minh would stay in town
until Thursday, so I guess this is just the 1st entry with him,
Lima Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Typical Peruvian dances with a buffete in Larcomar
As many other places, this restaurant offers the possibility of mixing the Peruvian Cousine with a Peruvian show of dances.
I visited it for first … read entire review