Waka up and smell the Nikkei

By Phil Clarke, Editor of The Handbook website Phil Clarke |
7th September 2017

Waka’s going to be a cracker when it opens on Eastcheap this week. The new grab-and-go brand will bring Nikkei, a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, to The City. While the food may have started it’s evolution in Peru in the 1800s as Japanese migrants combined home cooking with local ingredients, the took and feel of Waka is entirely twenty-first century.

The menu, prepared daily, will include sea bass ceviche with wasabi leche de tigre, hot chicken teriyaki rice bowls with Peruvian purple potato or try the salmon tiradito with apple and passionfruit sauce. All items are presented in Waka’s ‘Go Food’ packaging and will be priced from around £4 to £7.

While predominantly a grab-and-go venue there will be a 60-cover basement dining area, decorated in bright colours and intended as a respite for busy city workers (Waka is equidistant between Monument and the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building). So get on your alpaca now and head down to this exciting Peruvian/Japanese cross-over.

Waka: opens 7th September 2017, 39a Eastcheap, The City, EC3M 1DE, www.waka-uk.com

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