I was born and raised in Peru, a great culinary country that also happens to have the biggest Japanese community in Latin America. If you grew up in Peru you would know the term "Nikkei". It is the Japanese immigrants and their descendants. This meeting of cultures in Peru resulted in the wonderful "Nikkei cuisine" - a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food. The dishes and ingredients of Peru are combined with those of Japan and prepared in accordance with the methods of both kitchens.
On Sunday, Anders and I attended the "Nikkei Evening" at restaurant Aymara. The restaurant, which we have written about before, is actually a Latin American restaurant - and not strictly Peruvian like it has been portrayed. However, this night was dedicated to Peru and Japan in combination. Rodrigo Belda & Kim Daniel Aronsen from Aymara teamed up with Jonathan Romano from Jonathan Sushi, as well asRecord Vinimport. Rodrigo told us we can expect more of these mashups of cuisines and meetings of different restaurants during the year. We are looking forward!
Here you can find all the restaurants I visit and frequent. From Berlin to Helsinki and from Oslo to Lima.