About Nikkei Cusine
N ikkei cuisine is the successful mix of both the Peruvian and the Japanese culinary cultures, also integrating influences from Spain and China. It happened when the Japanese who had migrated to Peru during the 19th century sought ways to adjust the gastronomical habits of their homeland to the local reality. What emerged was a multicultural fest of flavors, combining the treasures of the Peruvian land with the strict Japanese techniques. The “Nikkei cuisine” term (Cocina Nikkei), coined by the Peruvian journalist and food critic Rodolfo Hinostroza in the ‘80s, who also established it as an integral part of the Peruvian gastronomy, is now considered by internationally acclaimed chefs a protagonist in the global culinary scene.