To celebrate the release of East Side Sushi, available to own and rent on digital download from January 23rd, we are offering THREE of you the chance to win a Stellar Samurai Knife set.
Three main winners will receive a set of knives, worth £156, plus a copy of East Side Sushi on digital download whilst 5 runners-up will also receive a copy of the film to download.
About the Stellar Samurai Range
Japanese delicacies are a little different from traditional English cuisine and consequently the knives that help prepare must be different too.
The Yanagiba knife has a long narrow willow blade “willow blade” - used in sushi kitchens everywhere to prepare sashimi (raw fish) and seafood: at home.
The “Short and thick nature” is typical of the Deba knife, designed for slicing and boning fish and poultry, moreover it excels as a chopping knife and is heavy enough to crack crab shell and tenderise meat.
The Usuba knife is the knife the Japanese use for fruit and vegetable. It is shaped to scoop-up food straight into the pan – a little like a turner and knife combined.
Finally, the Santoku – which has become increasingly popular in the UK in recent years as the best all round Japanese knife. In Japanese Santoku means “three good things” – and this refers to the tasks the knife performs well: which Slicing, Dicing and Mincing
Sharp knives provide the solution to precision cutting and speedy results. The Japanese have this off to a T and as a nation they are recognized for producing knives more than fit for the task at hand. The Stellar Samurai knives are thinner and lighter than other knives typically found in the UK, making them a easier to manoeuvre and produce the results you strive.
About the film
A cross-cultural foodie fable, EAST SIDE SUSHI, follows a female Mexican-American chef who dreams of working behind the male dominated sushi bar at a Japanese restaurant.
Years of working in the food industry have made Juana’s hands fast, very fast. She can slice and dice anything you throw at her with great speed and precision. When single-mother Juana lands a position as a kitchen assistant at a local Japanese restaurant, she discovers a whole new world of cuisine and culture, far-removed from everything she has ever known. While working in the restaurant’s kitchen, Juana secretly observes the sushi chefs and eventually teaches herself to make a multitude of sushi. Eventually Juana attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the “wrong” race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.
East Side Sushi, released on January 23rd 2017, is available to pre-order now through iTunes and the following platforms: Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft Xbox, Sky Store, Vubiquity.
Not a winner – please find your local stockist