Let us introduce you to the latest gastronomic sensation: the Nikkei cuisine. By definition, the Nikkei cuisine uses the best ingredients,combinations, textures and cooking methods of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines. Simply, Nikkei is the journey from Japan to Peru in a dish and thanks to Ma, the Japanese-Peruvian restaurant in Larnaka you will be able to taste the amazing sashimi, sushi, ceviche and other signature dishes of Nikkei cuisine. The award-winning and Nikkei-expert chef, Thanos Stasinos, promises to make you fall in love with this special cuisine combination.
In 1889, when Japanese workers immigrated to Peru it was hard to find Japanese ingredients so they created dishes based on the local ingredients available. Over the years, as the Japanese settled to Peru, Nikkei was born.
Nikkei is the perfect marriage of Japanese and Peruvian gastronomy, bringing together Peruvian ingredients with the Japanese cooking techniques. The result is dishes such as pastel de chochlo (a South American dish based on sweetcorn) with togarashi (a common Japanese spice mixture) and salmon ceviche (seafood dish with raw fish) with ponzu (Japanese citrus-based sauce) and tobico (fish roe).
Ma’s menu consists of unexpected combinations that will have you wondering how such ingredients can be combined together so well. Specifically, the menu offers a selection of meat options, including succulent wagyu steak and beef teriyaki with truffle pure, and a very creative and inventive approach to seafood - juicy black cod with miso honey and ceviche with lime and aji amarillo.
Thanos Stasinos describes Nikkei cuisine as a multi-layered taste experience which expresses the diversity of flavours born from blending the Japanese minimalism with the vibrant flavours and colourful food of Peru. Only when you experienced eating crab nigiri with tobiko yuzu and truffle ponzu or grilled octopus with acevisado sauce you can truly say that you tasted Peru’s unique Nikkei cuisine, so a visit to Ma in Larnaka is a must!
The Nikkei cuisine is as much about the preparation and presentation as it is the food itself. The Japanese people take food very seriously so when cooking there’s a great deal of thought into every dish being served, so the key in this cuisine is fresh ingredients and 4 simple steps: preparation, seasoning, cooking and garnishing.
With an extensive menu consisting only of the best of what Japanese and Peruvian cuisines have to offer, be prepared to have one of the most unforgettable culinary experiences of your life. You will not only discover surprising food pairings, but also learn more about the unique ingredients used in the Japanese and Peruvian cuisines.
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