Hyper Japan

Sushi Awards

Eat-Japan is Europe’s Biggest Japanese Food Festival and it has been always one of the event’s most successful zones at Hyper Japan. It offers an extensive range of  Japanese Street Food and many guests grab tasty dishes such as Japanese curry, takoyaki, Japanese sweets, a large range of green teas, sake and much more.

Once again, the Eat-Japan area played host to the Eat-Japan Sushi Awards, sponsored by Kikkoman. Guests tasted five different sushi creations from five leading Japanese UK restaurants and gave their votes to confirm Wojciech Popow from Roka Charlotte Street as the ‘Sushi of the Year 2014’ champion with his ‘Seabed Shipwreck’.

This tasty creation involved succulent slices of octopus marinated with fresh green peppercorns, sansho pepper, lemongrass and sesame seeds, carefully wrapped in a glistening translucent jelly made from yuzu juice, cider and vinegar, and then topped with deep-fried seaweed fronds, dehydrated bonito flakes flavoured with soy sauce, and a drizzle of ume sauce. This visually stunning sushi captures the scene of an octopus curled up in quiet reflection in the shipwreck he has made at the bottom of the ocean.

Kikkoman extends many congratulations to Wojciech.