TOKYO: Pakistani chef Usman Khan reached the finals of the World Sushi Cup sponsored by Japan’s agricultural ministry on Friday.
The 32-year-old chef working at a branch of the prestigious Nobu restaurant chain in Cape Town, told AFP that “it’s not an easy competition.”
Some 27 chefs came from France, Brazil and the US to Pakistan, to the showcase their skills. Khan was beaten by a Brazilian chef in the finals.
The annual contest was first held in 2013 and Khan, who has competed twice and made it through to the finals this year, said it was a good challenge. Khan first encountered sushi after he moved to South Africa from Kuwait 13 years ago. “
I couldn’t believe people could eat raw fish,” he said. “I was disgusted initially but I got intrigued.”