Japanese rice, the next frontier

If you’re a fan of sushi, you’re familiar with the sticky Japonica rice that’s an integral part of it. It’s the backdrop to the theatre of sushi, the taste canvas that shows off the exquisite cuts of fish, but a new awareness is emerging. Contrary to what you may think, there’s a whole world of Japanese rice that’s been invisible to us, until now.

When Asian cuisine restaurant, SEPIAL’S KITCHEN announced they were hosting a Japanese rice tasting workshop I thought it was odd. I was definitely interested, but I wondered how something as neutral and mildly boring as rice…