Market’s sushi reunion
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.