The Japanese Embassy hosted a food demonstration event where locals and residents had a chance to dip their fingers in Japanese delicacies on Thursday.
Held at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador and Special Representative to the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Masahiro Onishi, the event attracted food enthusiasts who were eager to taste different food varieties.
The mouth-watering event saw patrons being taught how to make and serve a few of the Japanese delicacies like Sushi much to the applause and curiosity of the audience.
The audience was also served Japanese green tea for tasting, which one has to take something sweet before drinking it, for the taste to be sweet. The resident chef Suthippron Tansing from Thailand conducted the food demonstration. He was described as an expert in tasty, healthy, and authentic Japanese cooking.
Moreover, the attendants had a chance to sample prepared Japanese food and wines that were on display throughout the night.
Some of the dishes included Tempura, which consists of seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, or meat coated with butter and was deep-fried.
The resulting food has a light, but crispy texture that may be seasoned with salt or dipped in a light sauce before eating. Tempura was said to have been introduced to Japan by the Portuguese in the 16th century, and has become one of Japan’s most famous dishes internationally.
Japanese pickles or tsukemono, come in many varieties, and are served as an appetiser, side dish, or snack, or used as a garnish or topping. They are thought to aid in digestion, and a small dish of pickles is usually served with traditional Japanese meals.
Under the Japanese noodles, Yakisoba was served and many food lovers seemed to enjoy it. It is described as a grilled or fried Chinese-style noodles mixed with pieces of meat, cabbage, carrots, or other vegetables, and garnished with red ginger.