Nikkei is the result of the culinary romance and intense cultural exchange between Japan and Peru. The cuisine grew out of the Japanese presence in Peru, which started when the Japanese farmers began emigrating there in the late 1800s. We talk to 2 Peruvian-American Chefs paving the way for Nikkei in NYC: Erik Ramirez of Llama Inn, Llamita, and Llama-San, and Mina Newman of Sen Sakana.

Photo courtesy of Sen Sakana.

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