Chinatown and a little to much Pisco ooops! :P

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I have always said Lima is fun, but today I couldn't think about what to do... well, let's go to Downtown. Not to the Historic Part, which is beautiful, but to Chinatown, which is more a China street since it's small. I was excited because it was the first time I was taking a bus to downtown, hehehe. I took the wrong bus and ended up in downtown but not that close to our destination. No problems, it was early and we could use the long walk. I'd like to see how my city is improving. There was a new and modern mall, cool!

We arrived to China Town around noon. First we tried to go into the market, but it wasn't that clean and preferred to skip it. Also I was wearing sandals and didn't like the idea of touching the smelly water, ughhhh. Ok, I had the Foodies guide with me.
Chinese pastry. It had coconut and other sweet thing
What does it recommend for Dim Sum? Ok, we found one of the recommended places. It was a big one. I have never went in, so let's try it. Dim Sum are not too popular in Lima. So, I didn't know what to order exactly, plus all the Chinese Characters weren't that helpful. When I saw the place getting crowded, I knew we were in a good one. Also there were a lot of Chinese people here, good sign.

We ordered the one of the ones recommended on the guide and 2 others. They were very good. I like the stuffed pepper. Really good and also the shrimp ones... Food was good but we preferred to go to the other recommended restaurant. Maybe we could find something interesting here. It was a good idea not getting full. Finally we found the place, but the line was too long.
sizes for pisco sour
We wouldn't wait that long for it. Place smells good, but I can survive if I don't eat there right now. Where to go now? Mmm, what about Piscos in the traditional Maury hotel where the Pisco Sour was invented, yeah! But we got a Chinese dessert for the way, hahaha.

The hotel was a luxurious / antique one. A guy opened the door and I said we were looking for the bar. He showed us the way and once we were there, we went straight to the bar, got our seats and ordered 2 Pisco Sours. Everyone here was having a Pisco Sour. The barman might have liked us a lot, since every single time he was fixing pisco sours and had some extra, he poured it in our glasses, hahaha. The bar is full with different liquors, but everybody come here for the pisco sours.

Pfff, I don't remember how many drinks we had. According to the bill there were 5 each, but the barman was pooring pisco between drinks, so... I think I'd prefer not to do the maths this time... Anyway, I was showing how proud of being Peruvian I am :P
geerbox says:
Haha, never enough evil corn
Posted on: Jan 07, 2010
yadilitta says:
Yes, I didn't think we'd drink that much. It was supposed to be just 1 drink instead of dessert... despite the guy kept on bringing evil corn, it wasn't enough...
Posted on: Jan 07, 2010
geerbox says:
If we knew we were going to drink that many Piscos, we would have eaten more, haha. It might have been wise to have a little more food to soak up the pisco. The food was good and the Piscos were too, it was a fun day!
Posted on: Jan 07, 2010
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ok, this list is not very helpful
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Chinese pastry. It had coconut and…
Chinese pastry. It had coconut an…
sizes for pisco sour
sizes for pisco sour
shrimp chichonfan... pastry was ma…
shrimp chichonfan... pastry was m…
at the Maury hotel bar
at the Maury hotel bar
this was the main dish, hahaha
this was the main dish, hahaha
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