I could eat Chinese food all day. I could actually say that I grew up eating it. Ginger, chili and soy sauce were part of many dishes I would eat at home in Peru. Why? With the migration of Chinese people to Peru throughout the 19th century, Peruvian food became heavily influenced by Chinese culture, and one can see it and taste it in some of the most famous Peruvian dishes we have. I love Peruvian food, but Chinese food has an important place in my heart.
For me, finding a good Chinese restaurant in Zurich was critical. Ach’i saved the day. Traditionally Chinese, this restaurant is a win for those who enjoy uncomplicated service, comforting food, and spicy cuisine.
The portions are generous and the menu is rich. Since I can never make up my mind, I always propose to share dishes so we all get to try a bit of all. As a group of 4, we ordered the pork dumplings with kimchi, crispy duck with hoisin sauce, chicken in szechuan art and sautéed beef satay. All accompanied with white rice. One dish was more delicious than the other and even though we struggled to finish, we did.The prices were also pretty fair compared to other Asian restaurants in Zurich.
I have never been to China, but I pride myself for growing up close to the culture. Until my next trip to Peru, Ach’i warms my heart when in need of a taste from home.