ASIA DE CUBA WILL CLOSE PERMANENTLY ON 28 FEBRUARY 2019
If you've never experienced Chino-Latino fusion food, Asia de Cuba makes an ideal introduction. Expect a melting pot of flavours and ingredients, ranging from South American ceviches and empanadas to Asian specials such as Thai lobster curry with udon noodles and gai choy. Dishes play fast and loose with the rules, pairing Cuban-style pork and black beans with Chinese eggplant and Thai chilli chimichurri, for example. Our current favourites range from juicy scallop ceviche with slivers of fresh grapefruit and a hit of punchy ají panca sauce (a type of Peruvian chilli) to deliciously moist ‘seven-spice’ chicken with snow peas, shiitake mushrooms and creamy Cuban congri (black rice). There's a real buzz to the trendy dining room, though service can be frenetic and we feel the that the vibrant interior, with its quirky Philippe Starck-designed columns, is trying too hard to be hip.