Hi Felipe, thanks for agreeing to chat with us today
Hola, it is an honor and real pleasure guys…
You created the NoriTaco along with the brand Sugoi JPN and we are delighted to introduce this delicious street food item to our readers, please may you tell us a little about the NoriTaco?
Well, we were inspired in Piss Alley street food market in Tokyo and Latin American’s street food stalls from Venezuela and Mexico, we are taking and fusion the best of the Latin and Japanese, traditions, culture, and flavors to get a new hardcore street food concept, or what we call noritacos, which it is a crispy seaweed tempura shell with Japanese Latin fusion fillings. Like I always say, It is not sushi, it is not taco, it is Sugoi!
Coming from Venezuela and living in Europe for many years are there any particular food items from back home that you crave?
Oh! Definitely an empanada of cazón from Margarita Island… I do not know how could I live without it for some many years to be honest.
Before we move onto music questions, i’m sure readers would love to know if you can recommend anywhere in london to experience truly authentic Venezuelan food?
It is very difficult I must say, there is a few local-adapted Venezuelan fusion food, however, if you allow me to say it, we are currently developing a new delivery sharing concept called Arepita Sliders, it is a brand new way to eat arepas in family or with friends, they are gluten free, vegan and designed to avoid food waste as well.
You are a self confessed fan of Japanese cuisine which is reflected in the Latin/Japanese fusion of your company Sugoi JPN. Have you also picked up a love of the music of Japan?
Oh yes! I love the electronic style of Kitaro when I need to chill out a bit.