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Alma Pan Kitchen

Hey guys. It’s a new semester and a new year! I haven’t really been keeping up with blogging while I was home because I really just didn’t feel like it. Therefore, I think its only fitting that my new year’s resolution should be to update my blog within two days of experiencing the food, so to say. In light of that, I’m here to bring you a new review: Alma Pan Kitchen at Reagent Square.

I decided to try this new place out because I saw them listed in Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. I was craving the sweet and sours of Latin American cuisine as well. I went along with the special menu because I was excited to see ceviche on the menu, despite it not being marinated fish like traditional ceviche.

Ceviche de Hongos - Mushrooms, green onions, pink beans, and avocado marinated in fresh citrus juices

Ceviche de Hongos – Mushrooms, green onions, pink beans, and avocado marinated in fresh citrus juices

The ceviche was not as sour as I expected it to be. I’ve never had real ceviche, but I was expecting a really strong, almost assaulting, taste of lemon or lime, but it was a lot milder and was a little sweet too. The dish had mushrooms, black eyed peas and corn. It was a decent dish, but not spectacular.

Chuletas de Puerco con Pina y Batata - Grilled pork tenderloin topped with cilantro and jalapeno, served with pineapple and white sweet potato puree

Chuletas de Puerco con Pina y Batata – Grilled pork tenderloin topped with cilantro and jalapeno, served with pineapple and white sweet potato puree

I ordered the grilled pork tenderloin and I thought it was really really well made. The pork was soft and tender. It was topped with cilantro and a Chile paste, which made it flavorful. I switched my sweet potato and pineapple puree into collard greens, which also had a sweet and sour note to it. Overall, everything on the plate complemented each other. I liked this dish. I would definitely come back for it.

Pastel de tres leches con fresas en dulce - Traditional three milk cake with berries

Pastel de tres leches con fresas en dulce – Traditional three milk cake with berries

Finally, for dessert we ordered Tres leches cake. I’ve never had one before, and I was really excited to try it. It’s a lot sweeter than I expected, but given that it was covered in condensed milk, I shouldn’t have been. The cake was moist and milky, which was good. However, it also had a very large crumb, which I’m not fond of. I did like it I overall though.

I think I would like to come back and try a few more of their dishes. I generally like the sour and flavorful that is Latin American cuisine, and the grilled tenderloin really impressed me.

Have you been to Alma Pan Latin Kitchen? What do you think?

Alma Pan Latin Kitchen
7606 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 727-6320
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