"Chikara Yamada is the chef/owner of Yamada Chikara New York in Midtown Manhattan, which opened in May 2018. Chikara also is the chef/owner of the highly recognized restaurant called Yamada Chikara in Tokyo, which serves japanese dishes with A modern twists.

Chikara’s background is intriguing. He spent 7 years in Europe, owned a successful Japanese restaurant and eventually worked for the renowned chef Ferran Adria at El Bulli in San Sebastioan, Spain. And his style of cooking reflects his diverse experiences.

In this episode, we will discuss Chikara’s unique culinary training, how he expresses the essence of Japanese tradition on his creative dishes, what he serves at his new restaurant in New York, and much, much more! "

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