Sunday October 25, 2020

Sushi and so much more

Fresh, healthy and full of delicate flavours, Japanese cuisine is winning lots of new fans across the country. Alex Meehan meets two of the chefs driving it forward in Ireland

28th May, 2017
Takashi Miyazaki: ‘I was shocked when I found out that Irish fishermen throw horse mackerel back’

Takashi Miyazaki never pictured himself working in a small restaurant and takeaway in Cork when he set out to become a chef in his native Japan. But a stint in an Irish pub and restaurant in Hiroshima resulted in him meeting a girl called Stephanie from Co Offaly who was teaching English, and everything changed.

Having decided to marry, the pair felt their future lay in Ireland. Initially they returned to Offaly, where they worked,...

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