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Sake Brewing Demo At FNU Food Fest By Japanese Firm

Sake Brewing Demo At FNU Food Fest By Japanese Firm
Sake Master Takenosuke Yasufuku.
October 03
10:15 2015

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The Fiji National University’s 2015 International Food Festival this year will feature a Sake brewing demonstration from the KOBE-SHU-SHIN-KAN Breweries, Ltd.

The Japanese-based brewery is among the international acts set to take centre stage at the FNU Namaka Campus for the weeklong event from October 10 to 17.

The KOBE-SHU-SHIN-KAN Breweries, led by President Takenosuke Yasufuku who is the 13th generation of sake makers since 1751 in Kobe, Japan, will provide an insight into how their business came about.

Born in Kobe City, Hyogo, he studied at Konan University and also at the State University of New York at Buffalo and succeded the family business at the age of 30.

Mr Yasufuku says their brewery is situated in the Nada region of Kobe City, Japan, near Rokko Mountain, which brings good fortune to the craft of making sake.

Under extreme temperature swings on the north side of the mountain have been ideal for growing sake rice.

Cold winds blowing down the south side are perfect to slow the fermentation process, which means better-controlled brewing for richer, smoother taste.

Mr Yasufuku said the local mountain streams supply naturally pure water (Miyamizu) with just the right mineral content.

“With these basic ingredients we’ve been making our signature sake for over 260 years,” he said.

“Our inventive approach allowed us to pioneer sake making in the Nada region. Our location fosters great sake, while generations of dedication ensure consistent standards of quality.

“Pure dedication to our craft and pure natural ingredients result in a taste that is fresh and clear.”

Event organiser Aqela Cakobau said inviting the foreign countries to join the festival would intensify interaction between food professionals and people.

Just a week away, the Fiji National University’s 2015 International Food Festival will also showcase a variety of infused international and homegrown flavours.

The event will bring together celebrated local chefs, culinary professionals and the general public into one taste-filled festival.



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