Mar­ket’s sushi re­union

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWSFRONT - SU­SAN OONG

MAS­TER sushi maker Masaaki Koyama is pack­ing up his rice maker and head­ing to Ho­bart’s Farm Gate Mar­ket this Sun­day.

It will be the first time Koyama has re­turned to the mar­ket that put him on the map as the state’s lead­ing sushi chef since he left two years ago to fo­cus on his Geeve­ston restau­rant.

“I’m feel­ing ex­cited to be go­ing back,” said Koyama.

“I’m very, very look­ing for­ward to see­ing ev­ery­one in Ho­bart who has sup­ported me.”

Koyama’s Geeve­ston store has been closed this week as he pre­pared more than 700 ni­giri, inari, temaki and rolls for the pop­u­lar Sun­day mar­ket.

But one spe­cial cus­tomer has placed an ad­vance or­der of two plat­ters of hand-rolled sushi, SBS Food Sa­fari host Maeve O’Meara.

“Maeve rang me and it was hard to say no,” Koyama said.

In fact, it was at O’Meara’s in­sis­tence that Koyama set up the pop-up shop this week­end.

The well-known food ad­ven­turer is bring­ing a tour group of food­ies to Ho­bart and wanted them to ex­pe­ri­ence Koyama’s rice del­i­ca­cies.

Masaaki’s sushi will be at the Farm Gate Mar­ket from 8.30am to 1pm.

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