Washoku World Challenge

Inspired by Japanese Gastronomy

Washoku World Challenge is a Japanese cooking contest for non-Japanese chefs with experience at Japanese restaurants around the world, hosted by Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. This is the 5th time the competition has been held, with qualifying rounds held in 6 cities (London, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo). Each of the 6 finalists proved their passion and technical prowess for Japanese cuisine to outshine their competitors. The dishes for the qualifying round were Nimonowan (soup) and a Fuchidaka Mori dish, and the judges were deeply impressed by the high quality of both. Why did these chefs choose to pursue Japanese cuisine? What are their views on Japanese food? And who will the gods of fate smile down upon as the victor? We bring you the final round of this fierce cooking battle.