At a time when Peruvian restaurants are at their heyday (the best Latin American restaurant is the Peruvian Central), I am super pleased to have a new little gem in Brussels.

King Kong is a Peruvian joint that opened a few months ago in Chaussée de Charleroi 227 and already it’s making a big buzz.

“King Kong” is one of Peru’s most famous puddings, a sort of giant and decadent alfajor (two round soft cookies glued together by different sorts of sweet fillings, depending on the country). 

I’m a bit sad I couldn’t try King Kong’s alfajor. They’re made by the glorious Lilicup team and they were still on holidays…


In spite of my colleague Myriam’s recommendation, I have to admit I was a bit sceptical at first, when I heard no ceviche was served. Ceviche is my favorite peruvian bite so I was puzzled and annoyed. 

But I have to say lunch at King Kong erased every hint of reservation. I am a convert. Plus, they assured me ceviche will be served real soon!



The menu is displayed at the entrance and you can choose from a wide array of sandwiches, roasted chicken and side dishes. I had the “Chicharrón” sandwich, with perfectly grilled pork belly (the kind that melts in your mouth), sweet potato & red onion.
I didn’t want the sandwich to feel lonely so I ordered some fried yuca which came with a yellow pepper and lime sauce. Sweet and spicy.


The setting is truly something. With the high ceilings, the hanging plants, the light wooden walls and the mirrors, you feel you’ve arrived to a jungle haven.



Their back yard is lovely and one can only wish a little terrace is set up to enjoy the last rays of sun before Autumn.

Anita

T: +32 2 537 01 96
Open for lunch everyday but Tuesday and Sunday (12-15)
Open for dinner from Wednesday to Friday (19-22.30)