I was invited for this meal at Waka. The opinions are entirely my own.
Oh boy. Has this been a crazy busy month or what? I’m not complaining in the least though, I love eating and cooking, but with Ramadan around the corner, deadlines for collaborations and recipe development have been tight and rushed. I really, REALLY needed a break, and I wanted to make sure that my only night off isn’t wasted on a mediocre to disappointing meal. I wanted to have my socks knocked off, and I wanted burst of flavours in every bite. I therefore decided I need Latin American in my life, and headed to newly opened Waka.
The main reason Waka caught my attention was because their (Quite Easy On The Eyes) chef followed me on Instagram, haha! The second reason it made it to my priority list was because I absolutely love the PR lady who handles their account (I’m looking at you Lyaila). The biggest reason though, was plain and simple: I LOVE Latin American food! So fast forward to last night, I was on my way to what I was desperately hoping for to be a night filled with ceviche and guacamole.
To say that I got my guacamole and ceviche would be an understatement, because what I got was the best (smoked!) guacamole, and ceviche so good that I swear to God I wished I had a straw to drink every last drop of the Tigre de Leche sauce. Large kernels of soft white corn, small kernels or crispy corn, melt-in-your-mouth seabass and a whole lot of umami! Don’t even get me started on the Carne Y Trufa, which was wagyu tataki with truffle, lime, togarashi, and soy sauce!
For mains, we enjoyed the Lomo Saltado, which was big juicy cubes of tenderloin in soy sauce. I wasn’t a fan of the Arroz Con Patto, whic was duck, oange glazed broad beans and coriander rice. The rice was far too sweet for my liking. What we simply couldn’t get enough of though, was the truffle and wild mushroom quinoa risotto! I despise quinoa more often than not, because far more often than not, it is disappointingly under-seasoned. Luckily, such was not the case and we wiped the plate clean!
Dessert was spiced chocolate fondant with 70% Peruvian cocoa. My plus one loved this, but I’m generally off chocolate these days so I enjoyed my acai berry mocktail a lot more.
Absolutely phenomenal meal, and one of the best one’s I’ve had all year. Truly #blessed to have Waka in the playing field now!