Chifa Du Kang, located on Bird Road in Westchester, bets on authentic Chinese dishes but includes the flavors and ingredients of Peruvian cuisine on the menu.
Owner Jingquan Du explains that “chifa” means “to eat” in Cantonese, and that is what they call Chinese restaurants in Peru, where he emigrated when China was still isolated from the global economy. Du began learning Spanish at night school in China in the late 1980s, then moved to Peru with the support of a great-uncle, who already was living in Lima. Upon arriving in Peru, he spent another year learning the language while helping out at his uncle’s restaurant.
Shortly after, Du opened his own