Long Fung, Our Favorite Chinese Restaurant in Iquitos

by Captain Bill

Long Fung, Our Favorite Chinese Restaurant in Iquitos

Long Fung, our favorite Chinese restaurant in Iquitos Peru

Long Fung, our favorite Chinese restaurant in Iquitos Peru

Iquitos has a strong Chinese community and maybe a hundred Chinese restaurants located all over town generically called Chifas. They come and go and everyone has their favorite so I hope you will share yours with us in the comments below. Long Fung has won us over and we eat there once a week, usually Sunday for lunch.

At 1:30 or 2:00pm on Sunday Long Fung is packed so we try to get there around 12:30 or 1:00. They have a great carry out business, and are popular with the Chinese and Peruvian community so take that as a good recommendation because their prices are a little higher than the average Chifa.

Our favorite meal is Parrillada de Huevo de Codorniz for S/19 or around $6.33. It is stir fried chicken, pork, vegetables, quail eggs, and lots of ginger in a delicious sauce. Paired with a big bowl of Chaufa Especial Mesa con Chancho, or stir fried rice with pork for S/11 soles or around $3.60.

The Gallina con Tamarindo is a nice sweet and sour chicken dish for S/15 soles or around $5.

The Caldo de Gallina con Verdura is a simple chicken soup with vegetables and makes a very good light, healthy meal for S/14 or around $4.70

We have tried most of the dishes on the menu, and sometimes experiment. The trouble with experiments is they do not always work. I like most fungus so last Sunday we ordered the dish in the photo, Hongo Especial for S/24 soles or around $8. The fungus is imported dried from China and reconstituted here. Maybe picked fresh it might be better, but, to me it smelled bad, looked bad and did not taste great. I tried to stab the first one with a fork and failed because it was so rubbery. That said, we ate all but one of the fungus and it was not tooooo bad. I will not order that again, and do not recommend it.

The Hongo Especial and the Chaufa Especial Mesa on Choncho

The Hongo Especial and the Chaufa Especial Mesa con Chancho

There are no fish dishes on the menu. Also curious is that no Chifa in Iquitos that I know of serves egg rolls or spring rolls. What do you make of that? They all have wan-tans.

Map showing the location of Long Fung.

Map showing the location of Long Fung.

The address is San Martin #458. Take a motocar to Plaza de 28 Julio for one and a half soles.

What about you? Which is your favorite Chinese restaurant? What is your favorite dish? Let me know. I want to try it to. Have you discovered a Chifa that serves egg rolls in Iquitos? Leave a comment and let us know about your experience with Chinese food in Iquitos. Thanks.

Long Fung, Our Favorite Chinese Restaurant in Iquitos

Bill Grimes, Dawn on the Amazon

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brigitte August 21, 2009 at 9:02 am

I’m fond of chinese food too. In this region it tastes definitely different than in Europe.

2 Sam the Man September 18, 2014 at 11:01 am

I would rethink sending people to Log Fun because it was recently closed down for having very unsanitary conditions: cockroaches, rat feces, expired cans of food, just to mention a few. The owners obviously have little concern for the safety and health of the diners; they are concerned about the money, and Long Fun is the most expensive Chinese restaurant in Iquitos. It’s better not to patronize this place.

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