Iceberg Hospitality launches Pune’s first-ever Nikkei-style cuisine restaurant

Spanish for ‘I am what I am,’ Soy Como Soy embraces the unapologetic, bold nature of Nikkei cuisine while also paying tribute to ‘soy,’ the indispensable Asian condiment.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
Soy Como Soy

Nikkei cuisine, a harmonious blend of Japanese and Peruvian culinary traditions, has sparked a global interest among chefs, restaurateurs and diners alike in the past few years.

With Soy Como Soy, Iceberg Hospitality founded by Manpreet Uppal and Sandy Singh brings this harmonious blend of vibrant flavours and traditions to diners’ plates in Pune, this May 2022.

Spanish for ‘I am what I am,’ Soy Como Soy embraces the unapologetic, bold nature of Nikkei cuisine while also paying tribute to ‘soy,’ the indispensable Asian condiment.

“Soy Como Soy is a culmination of Kinki ( our Modern Asian kitchen that was established in 2017 ) & The Pali Cartel menu which was a delivery kitchen started by my wife during the lockdown as an experimental kitchen serving Asian & South American fare. After seeing the success of both kitchens & also seeing a huge gap in the Pune market for a high-quality speciality restaurant, we knew a year ago we had to open Soy Como Soy.  Also, Pune didn’t have a true Speakeasy bar & with Mr Yangdup Lama behind this bar we knew we had a very strong product,” added Singh.

Conceptualized by Drinks India Company, the consulting firm that also owns and runs some of the most awarded bars in the country – Cocktails & Dreams Speakeasy and Café Lungta in Gurgaon and Sidecar in Delhi, the Soy Como Soy Bar Menu features flavour-forward craft cocktails that capture the Nikkei essence. Spy Como Sours see Pisco, the staple drink of Peru blending effortlessly with signature Japanese flavours, pickled ginger finding its way into the stunningly refreshing Chilcanitos and sweet Peruvian sugar snap peas pairing themselves with Japanese sake in the Sake Snap.

Iceberg Hospitality also owns establishments like Prems (1986), Swig (3 branches since 2010), Kinki (2017) and Euriska (2013) across the city are testimony to this.

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