Ever had Peruvian food?
If not, you need to check out Kousine Peruvian Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida if you’re in the area. Nothing beats delicious food with wonderful beach views. I was invited by fellow blogger, @FTLauderdalefoodies to taste a few items on the menu. Chef Kou did an awesome job with presenting us with delicious food. It’s a quaint establishment nestled right on A1A overlooking the beach. We got to sit out on the deck and enjoyed some wine with our dinner and a lovely sunset.
Disclaimer: The drinks and meals were complimentary, however, my opinions expressed in this blog post are truthful to my experience.
We started off with a beautiful bowl of shrimp chips and roasted corn.
Growing up, I ate these flavorful chips all the time; it’s airy and melts in your mouth.The corn kernels were nutty and delicious; lightly salted and the perfect appetizer before our meals came out.
This is called the Causa, mashed potatoes and avocado stuffed with chicken or fish, this one had fried shrimp on top.
The shrimp was not greasy and the cherry tomatoes tied it all together. I could eat five of these in one sitting, it is one of my favorite Peruvian dishes.
This is ceviche with calamari on top.
The calamari was similar to the shrimp, lightly fried, not greasy, and flavorful. The ceviche was fresh and full of flavor. The fish was cut into chunks and cooked with a lime juice concoction. The crispy fried calamari went so well with the fresh and tart fish.
The tiradito, fresh fish cut into chunks and placed into a bath of spicy and tangy sauce. This is also similar to sashimi which is a Japanese dish involving fresh cut fish.
The colors were so vibrant and it was truly an edible work of art. The sweet potatoes and boiled corn added the sweet and nutty flavor to balance the tart and spicy flavors out.
The Arroz Chaufa, which is fried rice with an omelette on top.
This dish is Asian inspired; there’s a large population of Asian people in Peru. Due to this, you could see different dishes created using different styles of cooking and flavors from each culture. This fried rice was soft, fluffy, with a few ingredients; it is a hearty and decadent dish for sure.
This seafood dish was excellent as well.
There were plenty of calamari, mussels, and shrimp. This reminded me of the seafood paella dish but without the rice.
The last dish of the night was a chef special stir fry.
This had shrimp, wontons, snow peas; this dish is similar to kung pao which is a Chinese dish. It was sweet and went well with rice.
I love that some of the Peruvian dishes had Asian influence. The food at Kousine was amazingly fresh and flavorful. It has become one of my favorite Peruvian spot in east Fort Lauderdale. The view is also a plus while dining. They also serve brunch and breakfast. If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try out, check Kousine Peruvian Kitchen out.
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Kousine Peruvian Kitchen
841 N Fort Lauderdale beach blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304