// Peruvian cuisine in Neukölln.
• Interior Design
• ett la benn
Chicha is a new peruvian restaurant in Berlin Neukölln that celebrates the vast culinary diversity of Peru.
What started as a streetfood experiment is now one of the best peruvian restaurants.
Ceviche is the signature dish of Chicha and was created by the japanese imigrants in Peru. Combining the raw fish of sushi and the intense flavours of peruvian cuisine.
Udukri is an old japanese technique of refininig wood surfaces. The soft parts of the wood is brushed out with a emtal brush. Then the surface is painted with transparent finish and sanded to achive a super soft and durable surface.
Mostly this is made with the most precious wood in a very minimalistic and invisible way. Like sushi.
The Udukuri Technique is used here in a different way. Brushing the cheapest wood and painting it with 3 layers of contrastfull colors and sanding it so that a colorfull pattern is the result.
This interpretation of an old japanese technique is the perfect metaphor for the food & bevarage concept of Chicha.
Streetfood means to make something incredible with the simplest ingrediens possible.
This approach is shown in the pendant lights. Combining three pendant bulbs and a wire triangle to a sort of minimalist chandelier.
Scaleable to a seven-bulb-chandelier of this kind above the pisco bar.
Chicha is a cultural movement originating from the urbanization indigenous peruvian communities, materialized by a graphic aesthetic and a musical style. This kind of posters is very typical and characteristic for the peruvian streetstyle.
One wall in the rather quite part of the restaurant is covered with fragments of original posters from the streets of peru.
Another aspect of real streetfood are the streets themself.
Two opposing corners are completly black with lightsources that differ in temperature fron the rest of the restaurant.