Sticks n Sushi
For the ones that know me well, it is a sure thing that my comfort food is sushi. Whenever I feel down, I have to stick some raw fish in my mouth. But as a Peruvian and after living in Oslo for 6 years, it is hard for me to find sushi that actually hits the spot.
I got a voucher to test the takeaway service of Sticks n Sushi, and I was so surprised by the quality of the food and the presentation as well
Nikkei at Osaka
For the ones that dont know much about the Peruvian culinary tradition, we have loads of cultural influences. One of the best outcomes of it, is the Japanese influence. What brings us Nikkei, a combination of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine that has become new trend amongst Europe.
I mean, Sushi mixes perfectly with ceviche if you think about it. Combining Japanese dishes with Peruvian flavors and techniques has a remarkable effect. The minimalism and delicacy of Japanese food meets the rough freshness and spiciness of Peru. a deadly combination for every foodie around!
I have been drooling for some weeks looking at the instafeed of Dae Mon. I am a huge fan of korean Food... Not to mention my favorite restaurant in the world is a Korean-Icelandic one in oslo called Pjoltergeist, a tiny super cool restaurant that delivers amazing flavours.
Sooooo, when the guys from Dae Mon invited us to come by and try their new menu, I was thrilled! Of course I went there with my BFF and part of my Foodie Squad Ailine.
I was late (as always) but just because it is a hard place to find if you trust Google Maps. Or at least if you have a poor sense of direction like me.
Insearchof Brunch PopUp
America has the Olsen Twins, and Berlin Food scene has the Power Twins Sophia & Maria. From collaborating with Mit Vergnuegen to This is Jane Wayne and much more! But we were all wondering: When are they going to start something on their own?
And after months of planning and thinking, together with Kai, IN SEARCH OF was born. But IN SEARCH OF is more than a food blog, but lifestyle, travel, Fashion, Fitness, you name it!
Izakaya Hashi in Berlin
First time Sebastian told me to meet at Yzakaya Hashi, I was thinking on Yzakaya in Oslo. So I had to go ask my friend Google what does Yzakaya means and it said: "An izakaya (居酒屋 ?) is a type of informal Japanese drinking establishment that serves food to accompany the drinks. They are casual places for after-work drinking."
There was the answer, a place to drink, eat and meet with friends, it couldn't be better!
You know those kinds of places that turned up to be your regular spot without noticing it?
Well, this happened to me with Transit. Every time I want to meet people for lunch or afterwork, I end up there. It is very close to my office, in the Rosenthaler straße and the Underground is just 1 minute away.
DUDU - Berlin
First time I visited DUDU was on a trip to Berlin in 2012. My friend Anne took me there because there supposed to be the best maki roll ever. I love Japanese food. Point. I got super excited when I order theCrunchy DUDU Roll: a regular maki roll covered in tempura batter and deep fried. A roll out of this world! After that, every time I was in Berlin i HAD to visit DUDU for this roll.
They have a lunch menu that changes everyday. You can sit outside in their private terrace and enjoy the warmth and their asian mood surrounded by big plants while sharing tables with very Berlinesque people. Evenings, it changes to a more dark and cozy mood, with great music and amazing atmosphere.
Another highlight at DUDU is their Seafood Bowl, a huge platter full with raw fish, avocado cream, rice and peruvian tomato sauce. As I can't eat gluten, I didn't get the sauce, but I didn't miss it at all. The sauces and fresh fish were good enough to make me feel in vacation mood just by eating it.
Torstrasse 134 is just 2 minutes on a bike from my work, and it is hard not to just go there on every lunch break. Now, DUDU has a second location in Charlottenburg called DUDU31 for the people living on the other side of Berlin.
The only sad thing is, that they didn't have gluten free soya sauce, though in DUDU31 they did had some. But it doesn't matter, the great food, ambiance and service makes it up for it. As well as eating with my Foodie Friends Ailine & Helena.
I totally recommend to go there if u are in Berlin or just passing by!
Si An - Berlin
Berlin has a great amount of restaurants. I live now in Prenzlauer Berg and I have been in some restaurants already. But 2 weeks ago, I heard of Si An, a very traditional vietnamese restaurant at the Rykestrasse where mostly all dishes are vegetarian and glutenfree. I decided to go there with my old friends from Hamburg and was amazed by the incredible taste of their food.
When my friend Helena decided to visit me from Oslo, I knew we should go to this place. The outside terrace is beautifully decorated with asian lamps and one feel suddenly like on vacation.
"Nikkei Evening" at Aymara
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.
Hitchhiker is Back!
When Hitchhiker first opened its doors in April this year, Anders went there seven times in the opening weeks because he loved it so much. Finally, Oslo had a Mekka for street food with inspiration from all over the world! Like a child growing up, Hitchhiker has had its challenges, and during the summer and early autumn we saw it go through a pretty rough puberty. However, now it seems Hitchhiker is back! Back on track - back to the origin of simple and good flavors. We tested the whole tasting menu, and one of the lunch options, together with Fredrik, Marius and Anders.
Here you can find all the restaurants I visit and frequent. From Berlin to Helsinki and from Oslo to Lima.