The arrival coincided with the start of Marine awareness week which as we are surrounded by such a large expanse of ocean is probably one of the most appropriate events in the calendar.
The week includes a variety of events, pitched at education and raising awareness of marine issues.
Our part to play was to provide a stall offering a variety of seafood items which were not normally available here. We chose Sushi as the leading food item as it’s something that most people have heard of but over here many have never tried it.
There was some thought over how to make the Sushi easier to accept and enjoy as the trend here is to cook tuna very well. It is used in many curry dishes over here.
Also there was the wasabi issue! Wasabi, as anyone who has tasted it, is somewhat like chilli or oysters, in that it is an acquired taste which needs to be developed gradually.
Eventually a variety of Sushi and Sashimi were decided upon, including some sweet sushi which were made with coconut rice and mango. We need not have worried; the sushi went down a storm and was soon gone, as were the trio of flavoured fishcakes which the students had made to their own recipes.