Tokyo: Chefs from many countries took part in the latest Washoku competition to popularize traditional Japanese cuisine around the world and the winner of the previous event, Jaran Deephuak from Thailand was invited as the presenter of the prize to the winner.
“Washoku is continuously developing and progressing. Its technique and taste have become higher. In Thailand, there are many Washoku restaurants but only excellent restaurants survive and thrive. If there is one restaurant different from the traditional style. Japanese, it will not succeed, and are likely to close, ”Deephuak said.
Currently, more than 50,000 Japanese expatriates live in Bangkok. Above all, the Thong lo region thrives with Japanese expatriates.
Nanohana Restaurant, Thong lo Branch, offers authentic Japanese cuisine. It has a full menu with many different dishes ranging from sashimi, sushi to noodles and rice dishes. Since its creation in Bangkok in 1998, Nanohana restaurant has stood out in Thong lo with its traditional menu and perfect Japanese-style preparation.
World Washoku Champion, Deephuak, acquired his expertise as a Washoku chef for 18 years at Nanohana. His renowned career now satisfies both Japanese and Thai customers.
“I had last year’s winner’s award winning menu. It was very delicious with an authentic Japanese taste. I couldn’t believe it was created by a Thai chef!” said Sayuri Kuroshima, a Nanohana client.
Shikoku is an island in southwestern Japan. Many people visited here, around 1200 years ago, as a place of pilgrimage called “Ohenro”. Ohenro is a spectacular pilgrimage route the total length of which extends for around 1,400 km.
It was opened in the 8th century by a Buddhist monk Kukai, who received training in the practice of Buddhism. It is a pilgrimage to visit eighty-eight temple sites.
Initially, Ohenro was only practiced by Buddhist monks. In recent years, many people visit Ohenro for their training, outdoor recreation, and as a relaxing trip to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
“I was in bad shape until recently. I took five months off work. I started a rehabilitation pilgrimage to return to my workplace. It helps me calm down. spirit, to calm me down and relax, “said a pilgrim.
It usually takes about 40 days to walk all the eighty-eight locations. But there is no rule of order or number of temples to visit, even the period of visit can be freely determined by each.
Completion is not a requirement – each participant can decide at their own pace, some people take the bike, the bus or drive themselves.
Ohenro – The Shikoku Pilgrimage invites everyone to participate freely, there are no restrictions such as religious affiliation or dress codes.
Ohenro Pilgrimage is a journey to discover authentic Japanese culture.