Last time I went for lunch with Sebastian in the city I noticed this little place announcing South American food very, very close to my office. It took as a while to get to it but finally made it.
Per Kilo is essentially a canteen where you pay by weight. Unlike some canteens in Lima, these guys use paper plates so you don’t end up paying for the heavy crockery.
They do have a menu with prices per item but eating “per kilo” is the way to go for people like me, who like variety on their plate.
In the veggie/sides station they have some regular salad items (beetroot, mixed leaves, coleslaw, tomatoes, cucumber, roasted eggplant, etc.), guacamole, pico de gallo, condiments, etc. In the mains station they have beans, chilli, empanadas, potatoes, fried plantains, fried yuca (cassava), Spanish omelette, paella, etc.
I piled up my plate with veggies, fried plantains, one empanada, Spanish omelette and meat from the grill (chicken and minute steak). As it happens often, my lunch was bigger than Sebastian’s and we paid accordingly.
Sebastian’s plate ($14ish)
My plate ($18.80)
The only reason I had an empanada on my plate was that the dough was gluten-free (made from corn flour). Not the same thing to what we’re used in the South of the continent (Perú, Argentina, Chile) but nice.
35 Erskine Street
Sydney NSW 2000