The secrets to making authentic Japanese sushi are set to be unveiled this Sunday as part of a visit by a Japanese television show.
Bukkomi Japanese is family entertainment show featuring a mysterious ‘Sushi Samurai’, who infiltrates different sushi restaurants across the world and serves traditional Japanese sushi to staff and customers.
This week it will come in the form of a show at the Drysdale TasTAFE, which will include a Japanese drumming demonstration and a samurai performance.
While the Sushi Samurai has been to Australia before, this is his first trip to Tasmania.
He said he had specific reasons for choosing Launceston this time around.
“Tasmania is very close to nature,” he said.
“I also want to try some of the wasabi here.
“It is important for me to go to places where traditional Japanese sushi is not that common.”
The Sushi Samurai has visited more than 40 countries around the world, and counts Norway as his favourite place because “they have fresh seafood like in Hokkaido.”
Anyone wanting to find out the identity of the master chef can attend the free show at Drysdale TasTAFE from 1pm on Sunday.