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Gourmet Institute: Chase Kojima

Chase Kojima reveals his recipes for a perfect picnic, blending Japanese aesthetics and Australians love of the outdoors.
Chase Kojima

Chase Kojima is a busy man. If he’s not scouring Sydney Fish Market for treasures to serve at the acclaimed sushi counter at Sokyo or overseeing the city’s most popular rice burgers at Gojima, he’s bringing the magic to Kiyomi – the Gold Coast’s most celebrated Japanese eatery. But he likes to play as much as he likes to work, and he wants to show that Japanese food is as suited to casual alfresco fun times as it is to big-city fine dining. Chase brings local flavour to his picnic with tuna tartare and yuzu soy, his lamb chops with Vegemite miso sauce, and a Vegemite pickle roll.

Lamb chops with Vegemite miso sauce (top) and crab and tuna tartare and yuzu soy

Event details:


Chase Kojima


Japanese picnic


Harvey Norman, B29-45 Bundall Rd, Bundall, Qld

Date and time

Wednesday 6 June

Pre-event 6:15pm, event 7pm


$65 each; book here

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