Washoku World Challenge in Spain: Young Chefs and Japanese Cuisine

Aired: Jan. 30, 2020

The Washoku World Challenge is a culinary competition for non-Japanese chefs of Washoku, or Japanese cuisine. One of the competition’s qualifying tournaments was held in San Sebastian in the Basque region of Spain, known as one of the world’s greatest gourmet regions. The contestants, culinary students of a local gastronomic sciences university, take on the challenge of preparing Japanese cuisine for the first time. This segment features the competition and what the students discovered about Washoku.

Participants and judges during the Washoku World Challenge Preliminary Round held in Spain
San Sebastian, Basque region of Spain
Yoshihiro Murata, Head Judge of the Washoku World Challenge Preliminary Round
Nimonowan soup

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