CELEBRATE SUSHI MATSURI
Japanese restaurants and supermarkets throughout the country are joining in the fun with themed evenings, special offers and sampling. Some great British sushi spots include – Matsuri St James, London – one of the oldest Japanese restaurants in the UK, offering sushi and teppanyaki; Sushi Hiro, London - one of the most authentic and affordable sushi experiences around; Chino Latino, Leeds – Asian meets Latin in this glamorous bar and restaurant at Park Plaza Hotel; Zushi, Cardiff – Wales’s first conveyor belt Japanese restaurant serves sushi, noodles and desserts. Finally Sapporo, Liverpool.
Many of the supermarkets are also offering great sushi packs – choose from Pret A Manger deluxe sushi at £4.99, Waitrose Akashi Sushi set at £9.99, Tesco Classic Sushi Pack at £3.49, Morrisons Ichiban Sushi Selection at £1.99 or Sainsburys Sushi Selection at £3.40.
Mizkan UK Ltd, a subsidiary of Mizkan Group, No 1 vinegar supplier in Japan, is a sponsor of the event along with other well known Japanese companies from Asahi Beer, JAL, Jetro and Tazaki Foods.
For more information visit www.taikofoods.co.uk/sushimatsuri
Mizkan rolls out the barrel to save the Cutty Sark
Three tonnes of Mizkan’s UK’s finest wooden vinegar vessels were delivered to the Cutty Sark project to use in its rebuilding. The vessels were made with Douglas-fir from Vancouver Island, Canada, which was grown and matured for several decades. Because the wood was grown and aged naturally over a long period before cutting it is much denser and harder wearing than wood from modern managed forests. Forty years of storing Mizkan vinegar has also seasoned the timber.
The Cutty Sark Restoration Trust has found it very difficult to source sufficient quantities of high grade reclaimed timber, so was delighted to receive Mizkan UK’s donation of such good quality, aged material. A previous donation of mahogany from Mizkan UK has been used in the rebuilding of the Cutty Sark’s lifeboats. Master shipwrights used the wood for the rudder and seats.
“We are delighted to be able to donate to this iconic project,” said Philip Cross, Managing Director, Mizkan UK. “We had been producing vinegar for more than 50 years when the Cutty Sark first took to the seas in 1869. While the Mizkan Group today is an international company, it is still family run company and, as such, we are uniquely positioned to appreciate the importance of history and heritage. We are proud to be associated with the Cutty Sark rebuild.”
The wood was carefully transported from Mizkan’s vinegar plant at Burnstwood, Staffordshire by Wincanton transport services. For more information about Mizkan UK log onto: www.mizkan.co.uk
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