Peruvian Food in West Kendall
Mr. & Mrs. Bun Peruvian Fusion, a hidden gem in the West Kendall, Miami. Area. As an Uber eats driver, I get to pick up food from restaurants that I may not have heard of and such was how I came across Mr. & Mrs. Bun. Granted, you don’t expect to find a place like this in a small shopping center west of Kendall. From the outside, the restaurant doesn’t look like much, even though it is small in size, it was very hip and updated, honestly, I thought that this type of restaurant you expect to find in the Wynwood area but I am happy Kendall is beginning to have great dining experiences such as Chef Adrienne’s Vineyard Restaurant.
We ended up trying Mr. & Mrs. Bun on Mother’s Day weekend, it had been a rough couple of weeks so wasn’t much in a celebratory mood. You see our teenage son had a fall at home that required surgery on his foot and a week later we had to put our beloved pooch “Baby” who was 12 years old to sleep. So you see, not a very good week. My husband is well aware of my love for food so he brought me to Mr. & Mrs. Bun to cheer me up. I also liked to try new restaurants so I can have material to blog about on my blog. Not to worry, you will not end up on this blog unless I like you.
When I gave my husband the address of Mr. & Mrs. Bun, my husband had a face of confusion as to saying ” are you sure of the address” I said, yes. We walked inside Mr & Mrs. Bun and were greeted and seated rather quickly, ok, granted it was early Saturday evening. I know that this place gets packed as I have seen with my own eyes, people waiting outside. Very nice decor, and the staff was jovial and attentive. This is a casual restaurant that offers an elegant culinary experience in the plating sense of the word.
Mr. & Mrs. Bun’s menu is not extensive, keep in mind the name Mr. & Mrs. Bun (bread) I think refers to a sandwich place. Don’t quote me on that, I didn’t do my due diligence prior to writing my article. Oops! Warning! Just because it is a Peruvian restaurant, don’t expect to find your traditional Peruvian dishes as you will not find them.
Usually, my husband is not a fan of trying new cuisine, so he was not sure if he was going to be able to order anything from their menu. The menu was self explanatory and visually appealing so he had no issues deciding on what he wanted to eat. He ordered Asado de Tira (Short Rib) with horse radish mayonnaise and chimichurri or Braised short rib with horseradish mayonnaise and chimichurri served on our homemade bun.. Very Good!
I on the other hand, had no issues deciding on what I wanted, you see on the weekends, as per their menu, their special is a shrimp chupe which in translated to the English language is a chowder. All I can say is that it was delicious, a creamy shrimp chowder a top of a baked potato and a boiled egg. Nom-Nom for sure! Happy, Happy.
My favorite part of the meal!
Since I like to blog about my dining outings, I could not leave without trying their desserts, so we requested to see their dessert menu, well, they have none, but not to worry, they literally bring you desserts on a tray for show only. Now, don’t go grabbing them. Each jar had either, cheesecake , flans, mousse, cakes, if none of the the jars call your attention, they also have their daily specials right on the counter.
And the winner is “Mr. & Mrs. Bun Coconut Flan”
Being Coconut lovers, the hubby and I decided on the coconut flan with roasted coconut flakes. It was so smooth and tasty. However, if I had to critique it, it would be that it was too cold, flan should not be served that cold. Again, my humble opinion, but it was my dining experience.
Overall it was a great dining experience for us and look forward to going back