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Singapore chef licks competition in Japan cuisine contest

Published on Dec 9, 2013 8:05 AM
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Singaporean chef Li Kwok Wing (centre), popularly known as Santaro, beat nine other chefs from around the world to win the inaugural Washoku World Challenge in Tokyo yesterday. Behind him in black is Singaporean chef Mark Tay Kuan Jin, who was also a finalist. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF WASHOKU WORLD CHALLENGE 2013

Singaporean chef Li Kwok Wing has trumped nine other chefs from around the world to clinch the gold medal in the finals of the inaugural Washoku World Challenge held here yesterday.

Washoku means Japanese cuisine.

A partner and chef at Santaro @ Hinoki restaurant in Cross Street, Mr Li won with his dish, steamed chestnuts and pumpkin with whipped egg whites.

In line with the rules of the competition, no medals were awarded to the other finalists, who included Singaporean Mark Tay Kuan Jin.

 
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