There’s a reason puerta cerrada Cocina Sunae has been written up in international and local publications, Chef Christina Sunae has been featured on El Gourmet channel, and it’s become one of the most well known closed door restaurants in Buenos Aires: flavor-packed, well executed Southeast Asian food. It’s not difficult to do a search and finds tons of positive reviews, but I thought I’d jump on the wagon (or off the wagon?) and give my own take on the Cocina Sunae closed door experience.
US native Christina Sunae and Argie husband Franco opened up their Colegiales home in mid 2009 to bring the Buenos Aires food scene a taste of Christina’s Asian heritage and culture. Appealing to a whole community that dearly craved spice and rich flavors, Cocina Sunae became (and continues to be) one of the only restaurants in Buenos Aires to offer Southeast Asian food that has a whole lot of soul. Every week the four course menu changes, highlighting dishes from different Southeast Asian countries. You can expect to see treats from Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines.