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Chef Shigeki Iimura brings Japanese-Peruvian cuisine at Buddha-Bar Manila.

For good vibes and all that is positive in life, BBM stands for Buddha-Bar Manila this time.

Known for its modern Asian cuisine, Buddha-Bar Manila has been known to bring a wide variety of food dishes to Manila's food-loving crowd. It has served Western cuisine and even mouth-watering Pacific Rim dishes that has included those from several Asian countries.

Ongoing until June 17, Buddha-Bar Manila offers the unique flavors of Nikkei cuisine to Manila. Renowned chef Chef Shigeki Iimura was recently at Buddha-Bar Manila to serve his signature dishes and host a meet-and-greet.

Nikkei is a fusion of Japanese food made with Peruvian ingredients and cooking technique. This particular type of cooking is especially popular in South America, where there is a huge confluence of Japanese and Latin American culture.

Considered by many as a gastronomical artform, this unique fusion of flavors has become one of the most sought after cuisine in many top cities and top restaurants all over the world. The past two decades saw the rise of global celebrity chefs specializing in creative and exceptional Nikkei cuisine.

Chef Shigeki is one of the most notable culinary masters when it comes to Nikkei cuisine. Having been exposed to the culinary world since he was a child, Chef Shigeki grew up in Tokyo where his family owned a restaurant and taught him how to select the freshest produce from the world-famous Tsukiji fish market.

Having developed a love for Japanese cuisine, he honed different styles of authentic Japanese cuisine from Kyoto-style, Kaga-style and Robata for 35 years. After a career in a top Tokyo restaurant, he established himself in the Japanese culinary scene and traveled abroad to share his skills and knowledge.

After also learning the Western style of cuisine and serving fusion dishes, Chef Shigeki is currently the Corporate Japanese Chef of Buddha-Bar group.

His visit this May will feature a meet-and-greet and real kitchen action, where diners will be treated to the art of authentic Nikkei dishes served straight from Chef Shigeki's station, thus guaranteeing fresh and appetizing fare, as well as a unique experience.

The menu, crafted and curated by Chef Shigeki himself, features sumptuous dishes such as Aji Tuna Ceviche Chifa, (freshly sliced tuna tossed in umami tiger's milk or leche de tigre, an important ingredient in Peruvian Ceviche) and Salmon Tiradito with Orange Aji Amarillo (tender slices of Salmon Tiradito-the Peruvian sashimi flavored with Aji Amarillo or spicy yellow peppers with a hint of citrus orange).

Diners can also feast on a choice of entree: Miso Black Cod, Mixed Lentils, Black Corn Puree, Black Sesame Souffle or Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steak with 3 Sauces (US Angus Tenderloin grilled Robata style and served with Ponzu Mayo, Onion soya and yakiniku).

Whatever your choices are, you are definitely guaranteed world-class flavors and an authentic Nikkei experience only at Buddha-Bar Manila.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:May 27, 2016
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