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Sushi Night Event in Cairo Showcases Magic, Delight of Sushi


Fri 24 May 2024 | 11:57 AM
Israa Farhan

On May 23, the Sushi Night event was held at the Japanese Ambassador's residence in Cairo to showcase the magic and enjoyment of sushi.

The event aimed to increase the number of sushi enthusiasts by offering an immersive experience into the art of sushi.

The evening began with a presentation by Ayumi Hashimoto, Director of the Japan Foundation Office in Cairo, who was a guest speaker at the event.

She provided an overview of the "Sushi: A Cultural Heritage" exhibition currently being held at the Gezira Art Center.

Hashimoto's presentation included a special video that detailed the origins and evolution of Japanese sushi, enlightening the attendees on the rich history behind this beloved cuisine.

Following the presentation, Chef Hamana, the head chef at the Japanese Ambassador's residence, conducted a live sushi-making demonstration.

He meticulously prepared and displayed 20 pieces of sushi, representing 10 different types, including both traditional and modern sushi varieties.

The guests were captivated by Chef Hamana's expert technique and the intricate process of crafting each sushi piece, allowing them to appreciate the precision and skill involved in sushi preparation.

It is worth noting that "Japanese cuisine" was added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2013, with sushi being a quintessential symbol of this culinary tradition.

The widespread appeal of sushi lies in its simplicity, which highlights the flavors and textures of its ingredients, combined with its aesthetically pleasing presentation that reflects the craftsmanship of skilled sushi chefs.

The Sushi Night event successfully conveyed the allure and charm of sushi, encouraging attendees to rediscover this integral part of Japanese culture.

The event was a testament to the enduring global fascination with sushi and its ability to bring people together through a shared appreciation of culinary artistry.

The international traveling exhibition by the Japan Foundation, "Sushi: A Cultural Heritage – I Love Sushi," is currently on display at the Gezira Art Center in Zamalek until June 2 (open daily from 9 AM to 9 PM, except on Fridays).

For more details about the exhibition, please visit the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/274869169031539/?ref=newsfeed