99% Food, 1% Skin

Peruvian Chicken, The Hundred Foot Journey

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I passed by the San Fernando Roasted Chicken every week on my way to paddling practice, and finally made it inside the store with my girlfriend.

Looking up the internet did I know that this space in the International District was actually their second store, with the original in Lynnwood.

Since it was a roast chicken place, we must try their roast chicken.

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Aside from a little on the salty side, it was very good.

Tender meat fell off the bone, and I was fairly sure they brined the chicken for a very long time.

Even though the skin was not crispy, I did not mind it — it was delicious and full of herb flavors.

I loved thick cut fries because the potato texture and flavors still existed, and their simple fries were good.

Side lettuce and tomato salad was lackluster, but I did not come here for that.

My girlfriend had not had ceviche before, and I was curious with their quality as well.

Verdict: we were in for some treat!

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Fish was fresh, firm and had a great chewy texture.

Awesome amount of lime juice, hot peppers, red onions, flavor of the fish was down to earth spicy, sour and delicious.

The dish came with a side of soft mushy sweet yam and plain crunchy fried corn, it had a wide spectrum of food texture presented.

Chicha morada was also a must-get in a Peruvian restaurant; we were drinking lots of this beverage during our Peru trip.

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A drink made with purple corn, it was a sweet non-alcoholic goodness — part floral, part fruity, with a hint of brown spice.

I had a wonderful cheap meal, and it will be a delightful place to take out a whole chicken as well for parties or own consumption.

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I really enjoyed this movie!

Yes, it has a predictable story with a predictable ending; however, it is still a light and heart-warming story that we can all use a little sometimes; and most importantly, a story highlighting FOOD!

It reminds me a bit of Jiro: Dreams of Sushi, with many close up clips of food preparation.

The fun part of it is the east meets west food preparation, from making omelette to French sauces to curry and beautifully arranged briyani with fried fish.

I enjoyed the cinematography of egg cracking, fish filleting, or simply watching professional chefs cutting and slicing vegetables.

There is something very beautiful about capturing food preparation that I take for granted: whether someone else does that for me in a restaurant, or I overlook the beauty because I have to cook.

With my home cooking, my food often taste good but does not look good; this film gives me opportunity to admire plating techniques, which was shown plenty in the movie.

Molecular gastronomy was touched on, and scenery of French Farmers’ Market was enough to make me salivate.

A perfect little movie to unwind with.

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