In the 1850’s Japanese immigrants traveled to Peru to work on railroads, sugar plantations, and other agriculture jobs. They found a new home and gave Peru the rigor of their cuisine…orderly, intricate, and delicate. The Japanese and Peruvians shared the flavors and practices of their cultures, creating a new style of food: Nikkei Cuisine.
Nikkei is an intense intercultural exchange, expressing the diversity of flavors born from the union of two age-old civilizations. It is a cuisine whose identity is constantly being redefined and enriched, making it an exciting one to work with. The name Sen Sakana – Japanese for “one thousand fish” – refers to the 1,000 different species that are said to swim in the waters off Peru.
We invite you to taste our recipes, engage with our team, and explore the culinary romance of Japan and Peru.