LAHORE: The catering and home delivery service Wasabi, which started two months ago, hosted a dinner of sushi and tepenyaki for a handful of clients and friends on Thursday at the owner’s home in Y-block, DHA.
Chefs prepared food ‘live’ in front of the guests. They laid out seaweed, topped it with rice and squeezed it into a roll for an assortment of sushi, including katsupa maki, California roll, salmon maki and prawn maki.
As sushi is best served fresh, there were concerns regarding the home delivery. Owner Abdul Moeed said they have both hot and cold boxes to ensure the food stays fresh. “Hot boxes store meat and noodles while we use cold boxes for the sushi. We generally avoid sending fried foods long distances as it gets soggy,” he said.
Aneeqa Cheema, a guest at the event, said, “I love the food, but I wonder how it will taste if I order it to my home?” Raiwid resident Zainab Shaukat said she had ordered food to her home and there had never been a problem.
Actor Juggan Kazim said, “Sometimes you just want to curl up at home and enjoy some sushi in front of the television.”
Comparisons with Fujiyama at Avari were inevitable. Noore Bhatti, a guest, said, “It’s not as good as Fujiyama but clearly the second best in town. I will definitely order it at home.”
“Our prices are 50 per cent less than Fujiyama,” said Moeed who eventually hopes to open a restaurant. Till then, Wasabi will do home deliveries and have live counters at events.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 5th, 2011.
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