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Any place that serves Juane or Chonta?

  • Kurtis Jan 16, 2013 08:36 AM
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Coming to Miami soon, and Juane and chonta are one of the few things that are impossible to find in NYC that I miss terribly from trips to Peru. Are there restaurant that serves these? I did find Florida Cookery to serve a version of Chonta, but I rather find more "authentic" version...

For those who are unfamiliar, Juanes is a tamale-style jungle food that is rice-based which is sold on streets for 1-3 dollars depending on type of meat that is inside along w/ a single marinated olive that condiments the dish. My friend & I used to eat this w/ mixture of crushed pea-sized very hot pepper & salt. Chonta is a simple shaved fresh hearts of palm salad tossed w/ oil & salt +/- lime.

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  1. Ty Las Totoritas on Pines Blvd. Good Peruvian food.

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    1. re: restless tongue

      Thanks for the reply. Not clear based on their menu if these are served. Have you had these there?

    2. This place up north has chonta on the menu:

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      1. re: Frodnesor

        Nice find, Frodnesor. It would be good 70 miles from where I will be staying in SoBe, so I am not sure whether I will get there during my visit. I would not think twice about travelling that distance for good eats if I had more spare time though.

        So is there no Peruvian restos that represent the food from Iquitos or Selba(jungle) in Miami? I am hoping otherwise...