|Sushi of the Year: Dragon Volcano|
|Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00|
The winner of the Sushi Awards 2012: UK Sushi Roll Championships, sponsored by Kikkoman and S&B, has been decided! The accolade goes to Dragon Volcano, by Chef Kok Haw Lee of Tsunami restaurant. Dragon Volcano was an explosive combination of tobiko, tempura flakes, spring onion and shredded chilli, with king prawn tempura, avocado and cucumber. It was finished with a distinctive carrot, onion and mayonnaise sauce. The stunning presentation, complete with dry ice, made Dragon Volcano the stand-out sushi in this year's amazing line-up.
It was a real clincher, but in the end Tsunami Sous Chef, Kok Haw Lee took away the SUSHI AWARDS 2012 first prize! Voted for by you, Chef Lee’s Dragon Volcano was an explosive mixture of avocado, tobiko, King Prawn tempura and shredded chilli, topped up off with spring onions and a downright smoky sauce. It is the ‘flame-torched’ finish that Chef Lee says is the secret to the sushi’s success, a success that he is over the moon about, but was always confident he could attain. This is the first year Chef Lee and Tsunami have entered the Eat-Japan SUSHI AWARDS – let’s pray that they come back again soon.
Well done to the four other competitors as well, all of whom have worked their fingers off to feed the masses at this year’s HYPER JAPAN. They are no-doubt sad not to have won, but hopefully they will realise how appreciated their efforts have been and how delicious their sushi was.
More than 1500 people ate and voted at what has been another fantastic year, another exciting competition, another awesome display of the very best in sushi cheffing. Thank you to our sushi chefs and congratulations to Chef Lee!