This week, Seasonal Tastes from The Westin Jakarta ready to serve you an authentic Peruvian-Japanese culinary that known as Nikkei Cuisine. Coming all the way from Peru, here welcome Chef Coco Tomita whose will be staying and cooking at one of Seasonal Taste station. He’ll stay and cooked several types of peruvian food for your lunch (12pm-3pm) and dinner (6pm-10pm) from Nov 10-17, 2017 ONLY!
Everything seafood and looks so fresh when i first saw the food they serve. These cold food looks so appetizing and have a beautiful presentation. All comes in bite size, but don’t worry because Seasonal Tastes is a buffet restaurant so get all you want!
First thing that get to my attention is this Choritos a la Chalaca or Peruvian style mussels. Green mussels with some sauce and pretty dressed on top.
Choritos are mussels, and “a la chalaca” means “Callao-style“. It’s simple: steamed mussels, covered with a vegetable medley, (very spicy with the kick of rocoto).Usually they are served with cold beer before lunch, as a tasty treat to open the appetite. (source : perudelights)
One of the best dishes i had here. Made of fresh raw fish marinated in sweet and sour kind of juice. The juice was too addicting for me and kept me coming back to get this small amazing plate.
Ceviche (pronounced “seh-VEE-chay”) is a Latin American recipe for raw fish and seafood marinated in citrus juice, mainly lime and lemon juice. The acid in the citrus juice denatures the proteins in the fish, causing it to become opaque and producing a firm texture. (source: thespruce)
Beside the Choritos a la Chalaca, you can find a big bucket of fresh prawn, mussels, and squid with choices of additional sauces such; Thai Mango Sauce, Lemongrass Mignonette, Padang Sauce, Squid Ink Aioli, Apple Mignonette, Cocktail Sauce. Find your own suitable taste or simply ask to Chef Coco who will be ready to explain and giving you the Peru Style of suggestion.
Based from mini sliced octopus and some purple sauce from botija olives served with handmade crackers.
This delicious dish can be used as either an appetizer or main dish. What is great about this dish is that is easy to make and tastes fantastic. This dish is made with Botija olives, which grow in the southern part of Peru. (source: peruvianfood)
Not an usual type of japanese sushi you had. This is Nikkei Sushi with different type of rice, avocado, fish and also don’t forget to mention the special peruvian sauce on top.
Speaking of the word “Nikkei” that means a peruvian-japanese cuisines that continue to rise in world culinary industry nowadays. First starting in 19th century, when the first Japanese began immigrating to Peru. This bring a new line to the tradition by combining fresh fish with Japanese and Peruvian style that using lots kind of lime, corn, aji peppers and many varities of Peruvian main ingredients.
“Don’t be mistaken by my Asian face, inside I got my Peruvian heart” – Chef Coco.
Couldn’t be much happier enjoying my first peruvian dinner experience with the real authentic Peru Style by Chef Coco Tomita. Thankyou so much Commercial Office of Peru and also Chef Coco for preparing such great dishes and I personally hope you can enjoy Indonesia as well as i enjoy your food here!
SEASONAL TASTES, THE WESTIN JAKARTA
Address : The Westin Jakarta, Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said, Kuningan, Jakarta
Phone : (+62) 21 2788 7700 / 2788 7788
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Open : Daily : 06.00AM – 10.00AM, 12.00PM – 15.00PM, 18.00PM – 22.00PM