Sydney World Rice Festival

1 - 2 DECEMBER 2018
Entertainment Quarter, near Moore Park.

We are excited to introduce you to JAPANESE RICE which is the foundation of Japanese food culture such including our spirit and history.

All our food will be made by STORK NATURAL RICE from Toyooka city, Hyogo prefecture. Even in Sydney, You can enjoy an authentic Japanese rice flavour at our food vendor.

For Regular Sale

At Sydney World Rice Festival, Washoku Lovers are partnering with chef Takumi and Tomoyuki to bring you yakionigiri (grilled rice balls) in two great flavours. The first flavour is kikkoman soy sauce and miso, and the other is mouth-watering wagyu sukiyaki rice balls (wrapped in thinly-sliced wagyu beef).

Kikkoman soy sauce makes grilled rice balls perfect. We make them on a charcoal grill and it comes with a delicious smoky flavour.

Cooking Demonstration starts at 3pm

- Temarizushi + Origami box -

/ Limited Supply 10 boxes only

- Hand made rice crackers -

- Washoku Lovers team at the World Rice Festival -


Yuri is the founder of Washoku Lovers, she has a huge passion to introduce washoku - Japanese food culture- into Australian! She is thrilled to see that her idea has come true at this event.


Takumi is excited to show his cooking technique at the event, demonstrating skills from his 17 year long professional career. See his interview here.

Tomoyuki Matsuya

As a master of sushi chef and owner of
He is excited to share his passion to you all. Find out more who he is here.


I love Japanese food and I think Japanese rice is the best in the world.
I will do my best to make many people know about the taste of rice, a Japanese food culture, on this occasion.


There are a bunch of Japnese restaurants in Sydney and especially, Sushi and Ramen are known as famous Japanese cuisine. However, Rice is definitely essential to our dishes and I would like to introduce how it is stunning to the customers.

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