The UK heat took place at the godfather of Japanese cuisine, Nobu Old Park Lane in September. Nine of the UK’s finest sushi chefs were challenged to prepare two dishes featuring Norwegian salmon – one Edo Mae and one original, creative sushi – and were assessed on their technique in addition to their commercial appetite for producing exquisite dishes at sensible business margins. After much deliberation between the WSSI, NSC and local judge and journalist Michael Booth, Xia Jia Tian was crowned the UK’s Top Sushi Chef.
Earlier this week, Xia Jia Tian from Kouzu in London journeyed to Tokyo to compete against the other 13 country champions at the grand final on 25
Chef Xia Jia Tian said: “The Global Sushi Challenge has been a great experience, meeting so many people from so many sushi restaurants. I am so lucky to be here in Tokyo working with everybody. I have learnt a great deal about the Japanese culture sushi skills that are not widely utilised and understood in the UK and look forward to using them on my return.”
Watch a short film from the Global Sushi Challenge Final in Tokyo, Japan here;
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