Osaka Yuku: Peruvian Japanese Flavor Tango
If you’re looking for a unique and expensive meal, try Osaka Yuku, Palermo’s Peruvian Japanese fusion restaurant. Yuku’s inventive chefs take traditional Peruvian ingredients and prepare them with Japanese methods. As expected, the results are delicious.
For an appetizer, Blair and I shared this tiradito ‘mi peru’ dish of very thinly sliced fish ‘cooked’ not with heat but with citrus and accompanied by a tempura sweet potato. My mouth was overwhelmed by the powerful flavors at play in this dish.
Next we split kyuri cucumber salad, which is a personal favorite accompaniment to sushi. I love the tangy vinegar with the thinly sliced cucumbers. This dish caught me by surprise with it’s spice.
We tried two half rolls of sushi, a spicy maki and a parma maki. The parma maki was especially interesting, because it had parmesan cheese.
This tiny hot spot has great decor. The music is a bit too loud and unfortunately there is not much seating, although different seating options include booths, short stools and seats at the bar. The service was very attentive and our waiter was always ready with recommendations.
Osaka Yuku was a fabulous dining experience, and I’ll be saving up to go again!
If you’re looking for more traditional or affordable sushi, try San Telmo Shokudo.
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