Sunday, February 3, 2013

Peruvie Chicken @ Taman Tun

Chicken rules the roost at Peruvie, which hatched in TTDI this month, serving Peruvian-inspired temptations tailored for Malaysian taste buds.

The setting both catches & pleases the eye, festooned with fowl facsimiles & fun-hued flourishes that set the tone for cheerful, child-friendly excursions.

Peruvian grilled chicken (RM9.90+ for a quarter portion); not sure how faithfully this sticks to the traditional recipe, which uses lime, cumin, garlic, paprika, oregano & soy sauce. No worries: the meat scores well in the tender-&-tasty tick box, while drenched in a non-customary gravy that's destined to make nitpickers howl.

A touch of Tex-Mex: This one's like a naked burrito (RM16.90+), stripped of the tortilla, left simply with chicken, mixed peppers, spiced beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, chopped lettuce, rice, sour cream & cheese. Rather addictive.

Not quite ceviche (RM10.90+). The lemon juice, cilantro, onions, peppers & diced mangoes are accounted for, but the shrimp's cooked with heat. Still palatable though.

Some of Peruvie's sides are well worth ordering: the slickly flavorsome coconut-corn rice & the green chili dipping sauce that's de rigueur with Peruvian grilled chicken.

A fascinating dessert here is the Crema Volteada, fundamentally flan with a quirk: quinoa.

Peruvie plans to stretch its menu further in the months ahead & might serve wine eventually.

So the food isn't the purest of Peruvian (for that, folks can head to Pisco Bar), but it's enjoyable enough for customers to exit with broad bellies & wide smiles.

Service is prompt & hospitable. No complaints in that department.

Peruvie Peruvian Grilled Chicken @ TTDI,
1, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-7725-7223
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41 comments:

  1. nowadays i can see most of the good food also cost > RM10~ sigh~

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    1. Mr Lonely: yup, i remember when we could have a good KFC meal for under RM5 back in the '80s! =)

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  2. Good to see that there's another foreign restaurant in TTDI.

    Thumbs up to the quinoa! It's pretty healthy. =)

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    1. Waverly: oh yeah, something a little different to spice up the suburb :D and ya, quinoa's an interesting ingredient for a dessert item. Helps us feel better about ordering it, heh =)

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  3. Colourful decor n flavourful food...wats not to like =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, vivid and vibrant. a place for the young at heart, heheh :D

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  4. Wow, Peruvian grilled chicken for only RM9.90+ , that's quite reasonable!

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    1. Eunice: yeah, and you can also purchase half a chicken for 18.90+ and a whole chicken for 36.90+. The size seems quite reasonable too :D

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  5. Peruvian, eh? Any lovely Latin-American chciks there? They always win the Miss World or Miss Universe pageants. Food looks great and love the decor...

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    1. Suituapui: heh, well, the meat here is served fresh from the grill, but I guess that's not the kind of hot chick u're thinking about :p yeah, the decor here is as much an attraction as the chicken. It's a riot of colors in taman tun dr ismail :D

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  6. Sean,

    I think the price is quite reasonable, cheaper than many "conventional" restaurants. The interior sure looks colourful.

    Wilson
    PlacesAndFoods.com

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    1. Wilson: yeah, you're right, I was pleasantly surprised by the prices here. Definitely appropriate for the neighborhood. And I like all the chickens incorporated into the decor, heh :D

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  7. Yeah prices are certainly reasonable here... nice to see more Peruvian cuisine in KL.

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    1. Baby sumo: ya, it was quite a wallet- friendly meal in comparison to some of our other meals, heh. And yeah, hopefully we'll get a wider variety of South American restaurants entering KL this year, that would be cool =)

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  8. Really nice to seen a restaurant decorated to the theme of food it is serving !

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    1. Wong: yeah, it's quite a unique decor, and probably the first eatery in kl to specialize in Peruvian grilled chicken! :D

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  9. We tried the grilled chicken in Cusco, next time can try this to compare with, hehehe.

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    1. CK: ooh, i just googled for pictures of grilled chicken served at restaurants in cusco. looks very nice also! :D

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  10. Sean! I am a regular customer of your blog. I see outstanding food presentation everywhere in this blog. I really like your delicious cooking. Your blog is the reference for any other food blogs to follow you. I will just recommend them to learn from you. In this post, I found delicious, Yummy :p Peruvian grilled chicken. Wow! I cant control my mouth :). The internal decoration is very beautiful. Thank You sean I have enjoyed.

    ---Hasib Sarker

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    1. Hasib: thank you for your very kind words. i appreciate them :D

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  11. Nice and witty writing as usual. I didn't know about thois place in TTDI. Hey, I've been meaning to ask you something but keep on forgetting. Were you on radio?

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    1. Huai Bin: thanks! yeah, this place is just around the corner from sid's pub, next to penang village =) oops, yeah, i was on the air a couple of saturdays ago on BFM, but i'm trying not to publicize it, heh :D

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    2. I knew it! :)

      I was listening to that radio while driving up to Genting with my friend and I turned it up (usually listen to BFM) and said I know that guy!

      Congrats buddy! :D

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    3. Huai Bin: heh, thanks! I honestly think I sounded terrible, but oh well, it was still a fun experience and I'm glad I agreed to it :D

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  12. The price seems pretty reasonable, it's quite close to Sid's (intentional plug here of course) :D Using Quinoa in a dessert, weeee someone there is on my wavelength! Shall keep this in mind next time I venture there.

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    1. Kelly: heheh, yeah, barely a one-minute walk from sid's :D ya, it should be worth checking out the quinoa flan here. that one costs only RM7.90+ :D

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  13. Ooh, another Latin inspired restaurant. Looks like this could be a good year. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: i hope so too! latin is the new black, heheh :D

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  14. forwarding this to my Peruvian colleague!

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    1. KY: yay! hope your colleague enjoys both peruvie & pisco bar :D

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  15. OooooooOOoo! What an interesting idea to use quinoa in desserts!!!!! I've had it instead of oats in breakfast porridge(the English kind!) and it ain't too bad!!!!!! :P

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    1. Vien: yeah, i love quinoa enough that i'd be happy to see it used in everything, heheh :D ooo, a quinoa porridge sounds like a must-try. or maybe combine both oats and quinoa together for an ultra-nutritious, uber-wholesome recipe, heh! :D

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  16. Such a pretty place with an equally interesting menu. Love the colours of the food. Vibrant like its decor:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, it's really nice to see places like this pop up in KL. it helps us to expand the horizons of our palate! :D

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  17. Ooo I want to try it...great to see more foreign food coming and shaking up the scene a bit!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: oh yeah, even though it's not authentic peruvian at this place, it's still a step in the right direction, i think :D

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  18. better than pisco bar meh..? I doubt it :P

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    1. Ciki: heheh, no wor, I didn't say better. Different target market here in taman tun :D

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  19. just got intro by my friend, will go check this place out, he said its good food they serve..

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    1. Taufulou: ya, i think it's definitely worth visiting if you're in taman tun :D

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