Pakistani chef reaches World Sushi Cup final

Some 27 chefs came from France, Brazil and the US to Pakistan, to the showcase their skills


Afp August 20, 2016

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.

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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.”



Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2016.

COMMENTS (2)

Mohammed Sattar | 5 years ago | Reply @BrainBro: You must be joking. Who in their right mind would come back to Pakistan except politicians to loot it.
BrainBro | 5 years ago | Reply May be one day he can come back to Pakistan and open up a world class restaurant here.
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