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Japanese Ambassador in Cairo: Sushi is an ancient Japanese culture and tradition that reflects the skill of chefs

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Embassy of Japan in Cairo organized an extensive symposium on the history of sushi, the most famous Japanese dish in the world, as part of its cultural activities aimed at enhancing cultural exchange between Egypt and Japan.

The symposium took the audience on a journey through the history of sushi, where a film was shown about the origins of this dish, its development through the ages, and its various types, ingredients, and methods of preparation.

The Japanese Ambassador to Cairo, Oka Hiroshi, stressed that sushi is not just a meal, but rather an ancient Japanese culture and tradition that reflects the skill and creativity of Japanese chefs, pointing out that the Egyptians’ increasing interest in sushi reflects the depth of cultural relations between the two countries.

For her part, Director of the Japan Foundation in Cairo, Ayumi Hashimoto, said that sushi represents an important symbol of Japanese culture and a cultural bridge between Egypt and Japan, and that serving it using Egyptian ingredients such as okra provides an opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of the two countries by tasting distinctive food.

She expressed her happiness at organizing this symposium, which comes as part of a series of events through which the Foundation seeks to strengthen relations between the two countries.

The symposium witnessed a large attendance of those interested in Japanese food, as a famous Japanese chef presented a demonstration of the most famous types of sushi, using different ingredients and explaining how to prepare each type.

The chef also presented a new type of sushi that he created specifically for the symposium, using Egyptian okra, one of the basic ingredients in the kitchen. Egyptian.

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