100 Favorite OC Dishes, #53 Yakiudon Nikkei at Aji Limon

Yakiudon Nikkei y qué?EXPAND
Yakiudon Nikkei y qué?
Photo by Gabriel San Roman/ OC Weekly

When perusing through the menu of Aji Limon in Buena Park, patrons will come across tiny icons for certain Peruvian entrees. A red bowl with chopsticks signals a comida chifa dish, a Chinese inspired specialty. A white bowl emblazoned with a red sun means the meal is a mixture of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. That's where the wonders of Yakiudon Nikkei is to be found.

Aji Limon features Asian-inspired eats better than any of the other Peruvian restaurants in OC. And dishes like Yakiudon Nikkei aren't the works of any "fusion food"craze pairing ingredients corners of the globe with no relation to each other. Japanese immigrants have been interwoven into Peruvian society since the 19th century influencing its national and cultural identity. 

Yakiudon Nikkei at Aji Limon is a prime ambassador of Japanese-Andean flavors. The plate is a glorious glaze of thick Japanese udon noodles, chunks of beef, bell peppers, mushrooms, and tofu all sauteed Peruvian-Japanese style. The soy sauce glaze accentuates the taste of all, making for a meal worthy of poetic exaltation in the Peruvian spirit of Cesar Vallejo and Magda Portal!

Wash down Yakiudon Nikkei's goodness with a Cusqueña golden lager to complete a culinary experience as marvelous as the sights of Machu Picchu!

The List:
54. Yakitori at Electric City Butcher
55. Tsukemen at Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai 
56. Ten Zaru Soba at Tanakaya 
57. Pink Cloud Sandwich at Alicia's Cookery 
58. Homemade Super Nachos at Taqueria Los Santos
59. Strawberry Banana Croissant at Cream Pan 
60. Pla Duk Phat Phet at Vientiane Thai Laos Restaurant 
61. Risotto Con Burrata at Taverna 
62. Pineapple Float at Jollibee 
63. Szechuan Fries at Wok N Tandoor 
64. Banh Xeo at Quan Mii 
65. Chanko Nabe at Torizo 
66. Hamshuka from Hummus Bowl 
67. The Reuben at A Market 
68. Everything Cake from Slice Deli And Cakery 
69. Spicy Shrimp And Eggplant from Brio Tuscan Grille
70. Crawfish Mac & Cheese from The Wharf
71. Malasadas from Dough Doughs Hawaiian Cafe 
72. Salsas from Salsa Bandolera 
73. Chorizo Breakfast Bagel at Spigas Bakery and Cafe 
74. Whole Chicken Combo at Falafelo  
75. Toothpick Lamb at Sichuan Impression 
76. Hainan Chicken Rice at Baos Hog 
77. Fruit- and Ice Cream-Topped Waffles at Crave 
78. Garlic Shrimp Poke at Costco 
79. Chimichurri Fries at Piaggo on Wheels 
80. Torta Cubana at Cancun Juice 
81. Adobo Bowl at Irenia 
82. Garlic Noodles at Krave Asian Fusion 
83. Broccolini at SeaSalt WoodFire Grill 
84. Spicy Tuna Roll at Yard House 
85. Amber Roll at Orange Roll and Sushi 
86. Frito Chili Cheeseburger at Burger Parlor 
87. Maui Sunrise at The Original Banzai Bowls 
88. Meals from The Performance Kitchen 
89. Pizza-Sized Quesadilla at Los Sanchez
90. Filipino Brunch at EATS Kitchen And Bar
91. Mexican Chocolate at the Pie Hole 
92. Biscuits at James Republic 
93. Mushroom Flatbread with Kale and Kumquat Salad at Lemonade 
94. Mexican-Style Gelatins from Santa Ana's Gelatina Goddess 
95. Hot Pastrami Caesar Salad at Bruxie
96. Jalapeño Pupusas at Las Cazuelas
97. Meatball Sliders at Fresh Brothers
98. Buffalo Cauliflower at Mead's Green Door Cafe
99. Raindrop Cake at Sunmerry Bakery
100. Doughrito at Surfin' Donuts

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Aji Limon

7035 Lincoln Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620

714-229-1500

www.ajilimon.com


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