Interview with Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura of Maido, Lima, Peru

Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura —Micha, as everybody calls him—was born in Lima and since his childhood was very passionate about cooking. He worked to develop The Great Encyclopedia of Peruvian Cuisine. His passion for Japanese and Peruvian cuisine led him to create Maido, a Japanese restaurant with Peruvian heart. At Maido, he works with his team investigating and creating new culinary trends where Japanese and Peruvian cuisines live in harmony giving birth to Nikkei cuisine. Maido ranks 44th on S. Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and 5th on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list.