Chigama, a New American restaurant located near the corner of Memorial Rd and May Ave in Oklahoma City combines Asian and Latin flavors with French technique for an exciting fusion in a vibrant setting. With locally-crafterd beers and a full drink menu boasting speciality cocktails and margaritas like the craft Jalapeño Cucumber Margarita, Chigama spices up old concepts in a fresh way.
For starters, dumplings, fried buns with pork belly and Elote, a roasted street corn topped with lime butter, cotija and chili powder, are popular choices. If something from the sea sounds tasty, you can go for the seafood ceviche-jalapeño, black sesame-seared tuna salad with cotija cheese, or the PEI mussels in coconut lemongrass butter cream broth. Sauteed edamame is spiced up with chorizo, sweet corn risotto practically melts in your mouth while papas fritas (fries) topped with fried jalapeño and served with roasted avocado aioli dipping sauce are more fiesta-like.
Gourmet taco selections will surprise the taste buds with fusions rarely seen in Oklahoma, like the vegan taco made with roasted vegetables, walnut praline, cilantro and chive puree. The Angus beef steak taco is topped with pico de gallo, cilantro, mustard seed and cotija cheese while Tuna Tataki tacos are topped with crisp carrots and kimchi aioli for a fresh flavor powerhouse.
Entree selections include crispy salmon, pan-seared and served with shoestring potatoes, fermented black bean sauce and Brussels sprouts. The Chigama Burger is made with all-natural beef and loaded with melted manchego cheese, bacon, a fried egg drizzled with red hatch sauce and served on a potato bun. The New York steak shines with roasted shishito pepper, green peppercorn sauce and roasted garlic papa frita. An eclectic noodle dish, the Za Jiang Mein, features chorizo and pork belly ragu with cucumber and carrots.
Be sure to save room for dessert at Chigama. You can dip delicious, hot churro bites in chocolate sauce and chase it with a scoop of cold vanilla bean ice cream, or ejoy the Horchata pana cotta, a crème brûlée-like dessert garnished with fruit compote to make your New American experience at Chigama even sweeter.