Marcin and Magda Kopec make excellent sushi. Colourful, precise, alluring, and delicious, Dingle Sushi is one of the most extreme examples of fusion cooking ever seen in Ireland. It goes like this: Martin and Magda make sushi – a Japanese cultural and culinary totem – in West Kerry, using local Irish artisan ingredients that are then fashioned by a couple who hail originally from Poland. Poland-Japan-Ireland. Makes perfect sense to us.
What also makes perfect sense is the way in which they have developed the business, upskilling, expanding their range – tuna with dates; mackerel with gherkin; smoked salmon with sweet potato – and their markets, identifying niche products, creating their own riffs on nakamaki and futomaki and uramaki. That’s the way to develop a specialist food company, growing the business as you grow your skills. And, of course, Dingle Sushi fits so, so neatly into the wonderful melting pot of food artisans who are making a national and international reputation for the town. Dingle-Poland-Japan. Of course.
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