Roaming the grounds of TTDI ever since the start of this year has piqued both gNOMes’ curiosity when we stumbled upon this Latin American restaurant. Opened in February 2013, Peruvie, one of its’ kind here in Malaysia, boasts an array of Peruvian food tweaked slightly to cater to the Malaysian tastebuds.
Famed for their Peruvian-styled grilled chicken, while garnering comparisons to the famous Nando’s, this is not at all a Nando’s wannabe. Step inside and you will find a place that knows its food well. Even REAL Peruvians are known to give it a thumbs up! After a long chat with owners Mr Tonny and Ms Connie, the gNOMes immediately understood why the food here is good and authentic:
1) They are from Penang
2) Their love for food is unparalleled, and it shows in the way their restaurant operates.
So, guess the gNOMes are in for a delectable treat huh? 🙂
Peruvie Sangria [RM9.90 Single/RM19.90 Jug]
Need we say more? Peruvie’s signature mocktail starring a blend of mixed fruit juices with apple cider and lemonade. This is gNOMe 1’s personal favorite, especially because of the apple cider element. This is the thirst-quenching drink you have been waiting for.
Ceviche – Peru’s National Dish [RM12.90]
Our first impression? UMAI! Nope, not Umai, but nevertheless, almost similar. Fresh raw fish cooked in lime, red onions, celery and chilli pepper and served with corn and sweet potato. The liquid of the marination is known as “Tiger’s Milk” or leche de tigre and is the main concoction that cures the fish. As one would expect, this is a sour dish. Hence the corn and carrots provided are necessary to neutralize the acidity. Do you love fish? Do you crave something sour? Do you love South American food? This is your dish!
Peruvie Chicken Soup [RM6.90]
A bowl of fragrant clear soup with mixed vegetables and chicken, served with a zest of fresh lime. Don’t let this simple looking ABC soup fool you. This is an awesome soup to have on a rainy day. Very tasty as well.
Antichucos [RM10.90 for 3 sticks]
Peruvian’s own take of kebabs. Skewered and perfectly marinated cubed chicken meat with bell peppers and onions, grilled to perfection and served with in house specialty Aji Verde Sauce. Eat it while it is hot. It is basically a representation of their signature chicken in skewer form. The Aji Verde sauce is of course the MUST HAVE when it comes to any self-respecting Peruvian restaurant, and boy do they do it well! Let’s just put it this way: It is the best friend of Pollo a la Brasa (Peruvian Roasted Chicken)!
Peruvie Chicken Salad [RM15.90]
Grilled chicken strips served on top of a bed of fresh tomatoes, crisps lettuce, peppers, corns and onions and served with Aji Verde Sauce. A perfect combination of greens and protein for the health conscious. Period.
1/4 Chicken with 2 Sidelines [RM16.90]
Beautifully grilled chicken thigh with potato salad and garden vegetables served with Peruvian Spicy Sauce and Aji Verde Sauce. Patrons can also go for the ala carte order, 1/4 chicken priced at RM10.90, 1/2 chicken at RM19.90 or a whole chicken at RM38.90.
If you go for chicken with sides, 1/4 chicken with 2 sides is at RM16.90, 1/2 chicken + sides at RM25.90.
One can choose from 8 different types of sides below :
- French Fries
- Butter Sweet Corn
- Corn Coconut Rice
- Potato Salad
- Tomato and Cucumber Salad
- Garden Vegatables
- Fresh Salad
Now THIS is what you come to Peruvie for! Anyone who tastes this dish would immediately draw comparisons to a certain commercially-successful chain of chicken restaurants *ahem* Nando’s *ahem*. But that is where the comparisons end. With the previously praised Aji Verde sauce, they make an unbeatable combination. Don’t believe it? Try it for yourself and taste the difference.
Creame Volteada Con Quinoa [RM7.90]
A traditional dessert commonly found in Peru, Peruvian baked custard with quinoa. Only found in the Andean region of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Columbia, Quinoa is grain crop primarily grown for its edible seed. These seeds are naturally consumed for its high protein and energy content. The baked custard itself has a creamy and smooth texture, while the quinoa added an interesting twang to it. The taste and the texture of the quinoa is like a cross between brown rice and oatmeal. A very healthy dessert that is tasty at the same time, now that’s what we like! 😀
Verdict : The owners REALLY know their food. REAL Peruvians love the place. What more do we need to tell you??
How to get there :
Address : 1, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number : +603-7725 7223
Opening Hours : Mondays to Sundays. 1200 hours till 2230 hours.