A Piedmont Moroccan restaurant. In Turin, this is fairly common because the city’s second largest foreign community is the Moroccan community, and the restaurant is located in Porta Palazzo, the city’s multi- ethnic district par excellence. While the Piedmontese offerings are created by Christian Milone, a young, talented starred chef hailing from Trattoria Zappatori in Pinerolo, the Moroccan dishes are prepared by Aicha the cook. Between a seven- vegetable couscous and a braise with polenta, this restaurant lays the foundations for a harmonious, productive cultural exchange. Open Tues- Fri 11am- 3pm/ 5pm12.30am; Sat 10am-12.30am; Sun 11.30am- 4.30pm. €€. hafastorie.it. Galleria Umberto I, 10/13.
T: 011 19486765. Map F2
Kay Essenza Peruviana & Piscobar
Located in the Crocetta district, this toplevel Peruvian restaurant is helmed by a team of young, knowledgeable staff. The menu embraces the traditional flavours of every region in Peru, from its coast to its mountains, right up to the Amazonian forests, interpreted with a gourmet twist. Signature dishes include Fassona beef tartare with fried marrow bone and spicy mayonnaise, marinated scallops and tapioca, ceviches and even a South American interpretation of Piedmont’s classic ‘ bagnetto verde’ ( green sauce), accompanied by a carefully selected choice of Piedmont wines. Open Tues-Sat 12 noon-2.45pm/ 7pm-10.30pm; Sun 12 noon-2.45pm. €€. kayessenzaperuvianapiscobar. business. site. Via E. Torricelli, 59. T: 011 5096002. Map F2
If you’re looking for Chinese street food that’s as good as any you’ll find in Shanghai, then you’ve come to the right place. The kitchen is headed by a Chinese/Asti couple who prepare Chinese crepes stuffed with meat, Tofu or vegetables, the by now ubiquitous Baos, steamed buns filled with pork or crab, artisanal ravioli in broth, and specials that vary from day to day. All the dishes featured on the menu are made from carefully selected, strictly Piedmontese ingredients. Open Tues 6.30pm-11pm; Wed-Sat 12.30pm- 3pm/6.30pm11pm; Sun 12.30pm- 3pm/6.30pm-10.30pm. Via Belfiore, 16bis/d. €. T: 339 6112705. Off Map
Oriental Daily by Kiki
In addition to classic sushi, sashimi and tempura, this fusion restaurant also serves spicy meat and fish curries, ramen, steaming noodles, Pad Thai, steamed ravioli, tartare, tataki and other creatives dishes. Indulge your sweet tooth with one of the venue’s original desserts including Azuki bean ice cream and sweet Chawanmush, an egg custard dish filled with cherries and wild berries. Excellent value for money. Open Mon- Fri 12.30pm-2.30pm/ 7pm10.30pm; Sat 7pm-10.30pm. €€. www.orientaldaily.it. Via Cesana, 72. T: 011 4470067. Off Map