Japan hosts Washoku chef’s world championship

Mar 11, 2023

Tokyo (Japan), Mar 11 (ANI): The Washoku World Championship was recently held in Tokyo. This was the 10th edition of the event, which aims to take Japanese cuisine to new heights. A total of 139 chefs applied for the competition, of which 6 cleared the preliminary rounds and progressed towards the finals. The "Washoku World Challenge" was organized with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan in order to promote Japanese cuisine and take it to foreign countries. The theme of this year’s competition was "Dashi," which literally translates to broth. Dashi or broth is an important component to enhance the flavor of Japanese dishes. For the final competition, contestants have prepared five serving appetizers that are to be cooked using traditional Japanese eight-inch plates. The cooking time is 120 minutes. The judges examined the taste of Dashi along with the presentation of the dishes. The winner is "Jakub Horak" from the Czech Republic. The appetizer he cooked was highly praised for its balance, time distribution for cooking, and the idea to use Czech ingredients. After returning to their homelands, these chefs will introduce Washoku to their homelands, which will help spread the glory of Japanese cuisine.