International and domestic sushi chefs showed off their skills in a two-day World Sushi Cup event held in Japan's capital city of Tokyo. A dozen chefs gathered in Koto Ward to kick-start the event, state-run NHK news agency reported.(Japanese Cuisine's Dirty Secret: Fried Chicken and Bar Snacks)On the opening day, they tried their hand at traditional Edomae sushi -- combination of fresh raw fish and cooked vinegar seasoned rice -- a type first prepared in Tokyo about 200 years ago when it was known as Edo. Edomae highlights the season's freshest ingredients. (Japanese Food Season Kicks-Off in India with Sushi class)Judges evaluated the participants in the areas of hygiene, knife technique and proper preparation skills. The chefs will also be tested on their ability to create original sushi dishes. The chef who earns the most points over the course of the event will be declared the winner.(A Beginner's Guide to Eating Sushi)The organiser of the competition expressed hope that more people overseas will be drawn to Japanese food culture by eating sushi made by chefs who have learned skills through events such as the World Sushi Cup.
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