From ramen, sushi to shabu-shabu, Malaysia is spoilt for option when it comes to Japanese cuisine. But there’s so much more to explore behind these delicacies.

With aims to raise awareness and deepen understanding of Japanese cuisine among Malaysian, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have successfully held an exclusive experience session covering Japanese cuisine.

Mr. Kazuhiro Shimane, Deputy Director of MAFF

Mr. Kazuhiro Shimane, Deputy Director of MAFF

Ms. Michiko Nishigawa, representative of Embassy of Japan in Malaysia

Ms. Michiko Nishigawa, representative of Embassy of Japan in Malaysia

Held on the February 5th and 6th February 2018, the exclusive experience session was joined by students who are studying culinary arts in YTL International College of Hotel Management, tutors, as well as top chefs in hotels and restaurants at Kuala Lumpur.

Mr. Takuji Takahashi showing how to cook sushi rice the conventional way

Mr. Takuji Takahashi showing how to cook sushi rice the conventional way

This one-and-a-half-hour incredible sharing sessions offered the guests the chance to delve into different cooking methods and ingredients revolve around Japanese cuisine as well as get a hands-on experience in Japanese cuisine along with a master chef, Mr Takuji Takahashi.

The session started with Japanese cooking demonstration by Mr Takahashi. Originally from Kyoto, he’s a chef of Kyoto Kinobu, a one-Michelin starred restaurant in Kyoto.

Being a Washoku ambassador, Mr Takahashi also shared about the different cooking methods of Japanese cuisine as well as the attractions of Japanese ingredients.

Inaniwa Udon

Inaniwa Udon

Tokushima Beef Grilled in Yuan Style served with sea-urchin added grated Japanese radish

Tokushima Beef Grilled in Yuan Style served with sea-urchin added grated Japanese radish

Teriyaki Yellowtail

Teriyaki Yellowtail

Japanese-style paella with scallops

Japanese-style paella with scallops

Following that, a talk session was carried out by Mr Hideaki Oritsuki and Mr Cheong Cherng Long. Both of them are top chefs from Sushi Oribe, one of the most famous Japanese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur which is known for its high quality sushi.

Mr. Hideaki Oritsuki, Sishi Oribe's Master Chef

Mr. Hideaki Oritsuki, Sishi Oribe’s Master Chef

Cheong Cherng Long, Sushi Oribe's Chef

Cheong Cherng Long, Sushi Oribe’s Chef

Last but not least, guests had the opportunity to experience and enjoy Japanese dishes demonstrated by Mr Takahashi during the earlier session.

For those who are interested to know more information about this exclusive event can email their inquiry to n.akashi@sp-ring.co.jp

Taeki's hobby is to write lifestyle pieces according to his own style. He loves foods and tech stuffs! If there is any foods or tech reviews, you can count Taeki in!

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