Enjoy digesting restaurant reviews? Journalist Matthew Hirtes has eaten out at many of Spain’s best restaurants. In his latest Spain Buddy review, he visits the freshly-opened Gran Canaria capital’s Pure Cuisine Triana, Las Palmas.
Pure Cuisine Triana, Las Palmas….in five bite-sized portions
Ambience at Pure Cuisine Triana, Las Palmas
Whilst the eco chic of the interior is attractive, Pure Cuisine Triana, Las Palmas’ bigger draw is its outdoor seating. The beauty of eating out in the Canary Islands’ largest metropolis is that al fresco is an option day and night, thanks to a metropolitan climate scientists rate the second most appealing in the world. Triana’s cobbled streets are so very strollable and you’ll stumble across a number of eateries, with Pure Cuisine’s newest outlet, one of the latest.
I lunched at Pure Cuisine Triana on the last Saturday of August 2020 and the city was practically sizzling as it approached September, its sunniest and hottest month. So, beer was very much the order of the day. I started with a Tiger, a king of Singapore beers, before switching to Japan’s iconic Sapporo, a truly sophisticated brew.
Essentially, Pure Cuisine Triana, Las Palmas offer a greatest hits package in replicating the culinary classics of China, Japan, and Thailand, although I was heartened to see a favourite since childhood, India’s samosas, on the menu. I ordered this finger food, along with the similarly digit-friendly spring rolls, as a starter and loved the satisfying crunch that comes from deep-fat frying but none of the cloying oil which usually plagues my kitchen adventures. For my main, I built my very own rainbow of colours and flavours with a pad thai of luscious noodles incorporating a base of carrot, cabbage, and onion augmented with my personalized preference of bamboo shoots, broccoli (reassuringly al dente rather than mushy), cashews, courgette, pineapple, shitake mushrooms, and a whole lot of spice. I had a side of healthy steamed gyozas, the very definition of moreish. With no room for dessert, I got a takeout of mochis, the tastiest type of rice cakes, and sashayed down the street with the confidence rather than the poise of a catwalk model thanks to the elegant brown-is-the-new-black bag.
You’ll find Pure Cuisine franchises in major Spanish cities such as Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Valencia, and now Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The newest family member is housed in a beautiful period property. Triana is the Gran Canaria capital’s main shopping area and the Pure Cuisine there is a great place to rest tired feet and refresh your body with cooling drinks and warming food.
The Pure Cuisine concept reminded me a little of an upscale buffet served in snazzy recyclable boxes and cartons. Both the samosas and spring rolls retail at 3,30€ and the imported beers sell for 2,90€. The sliding-scale main course options see a basic pad thai costing 6,55€ with added ingredients such as broccoli available for 1,45€ and cashews for 1,80€. From Monday to Friday, you can order a set meal with a starter, main course, dessert, and drink for 11,90€.
Contact Pure Cuisine Triana, Las Palmas
Main website: https://purecuisine.es/
Pure Cuisine Triana, Las Palmas
- Address: Calle Domingo J. Navarro, 5, 35002, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
- Tlf: 935 41 62 78
Disclaimer: I was invited for a free lunch at Pure Cuisine Triana, Las Palmas in exchange for a review. However, I have already decided they will be my next takeaway order as I want to explore the menu more. And I will be sure to pop by whenever I’m in the centre of town.
Matthew Hirtes, our resident broadsheet journalist, moved to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria back in 2004. He’s travelled extensively through Spain, covering it for such publications as Telegraph Travel, Metro, and The Independent. The author of Going Local in Gran Canaria: How To Turn a Holiday Destination into a Home, Matthew truly is a resident expert.