125 RUE DE LIVOURNE, 1050 BRUXELLES
02 644 18 11 – SITE WEB
OUVERT DU LUNDI AU SAMEDI DE 11h30 à 21h30
It’s true traditional Peruvian cuisine that you’ll find at King Kong. With his partner Diego Carrion, former chef of Café des Spores Pierre Lefèvre shares his passion for Peruvian cooking in his small restaurant on chaussée de Charleroi. On the menu, roasted chicken and Ceviche compete for the number one house specialty title. The chicken, roasted in a wood charcoal traditional oven, is first marinated with the same spices they use in the streets of Lima, where thousands of chicken are sold daily to hungry passers by. The Ceviche is kept simple, sea bass or octopus marinated in the classic leche de tigre, a combination of lime, cilantro, limo chilies, sweet potatoes and chulpe corn. They’re served in portions of three different sizes (from 12€ to 23€), depending on how hungry you are.
But the one dish that takes us all the way into Peru’s culinary heritage is the Causa, a pre-Columbian specialty made with mashed potatoes, amarillo chilies and lime, served with chicken and avocado (13,50€). We’d recommend a glass of Chicha Morada with your meal, a spicy and refreshing drink, made in house with purple corn (3,50€).
Inside the restaurant, the journey continues. From the tables to the floor and walls, everything is covered with wooden strips and mirrors. Everywhere across the room, plants hang from the ceiling in a wild yet beautiful way, and at the back, a little cave-looking terrace is available for customers at lunch.
Through its typical Peruvian cuisine and its jungle-like interior, King Kong is a true hidden getaway that will take you on a journey deep into Latin America.