Foreign chefs showcases skills to cook Japanese cuisine

Feb 28, 2020

Tokyo (Japan), Feb 28 (ANI): Traditional Japanese cuisine “Washoku” is simultaneously simple and complicated, plain and sophisticated. It is salty, sweet, sour, slightly bitter and full of umami flavors, and equal emphasis is placed on beautiful presentation. The Washoku World Challenge is a cooking contest for chefs of Japanese cuisine from all over the world who are passionate about Japanese food and are continually striving to deepen their knowledge and expertise. The 7th contest was organized by Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries with participation of foreign chefs. The theme was "Texture and Mouth feel". Five chefs joined this final competition with cooking skill of Washoku. Washoku is registered on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, raising the government’s hopes of enhancing its global recognition, attracting more foreign tourists and boosting exports of the country’s agricultural products. In Bangkok city of Thailand, Japanese food is very popular and there are many Japanese restaurants. Jaran Deephuk is chief chef of “Nanohana –Japanese restraint”. He is the winner of the Washoku World Challenge 2015. Japanese cuisine he cooks is very popular with Thai and Japanese customer and “Nanohana” has become a famous Japanese restaurant in Bangkok. Wang Weiping, a chef from China won the competition. Foreign chefs convey the charm of Japanese food culture and “Washoku” in their countries.