Taste Testing Foods Processed with the Rapid Freezer in Uganda


Taste Testing Foods Processed with the Rapid Freezer in Uganda

On February 6, 2019, and continuing our efforts to improve food sanitation in the East Africa region, Uganda’s first Food Safety Forum was held at Yamasen Japanese restaurant to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Rapid Freezer.

This tasting session, which was the last event of the “African Food Value Chain Problem: Solving the Market Development 2019” held by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture. Around 30 participants joined from around Uganda, including members from Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, to local government officials, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and wholesale and restaurant owners.

Fresh Yellowfin Tuna from Kenya; Fresh ingredients from Uganda

How tuna reaches you table with Rapid Freezer in UgandaFrom the sea to your table. How fresh fish is transported from Kenya to Uganda while maintaining its taste thanks to Rapid Freezer.

In the first half of the event, a palatability test was carried out with mangos, tomatoes and tuna fish comparing Regular Freezing (A) with SARAYA’s Rapid Freezing (B)

Tuna test with Rapid Freezer Tomato test with rapid freezer Mango test with Rapid Freezer

Tuna, Tomatos and magoes divided between regular freezing (A) and rapid freezing (B).

Participants at the event. Participants at the event.  Robinah, Saraya Uganda Lead Hygiene Manager, acting as the moderator of the event.

Participants completing the taste test. On the right, Robinah, Saraya Uganda Lead Hygiene Manager, acting as the moderator of the event.

To the question “Which food tastes better, A or B? Most responded B, demonstrating the effectiveness of our rapid freezing technology to maintain the freshness and taste of any ingredient.


 In the second part of the event we offered a special menu from Yamasen, where all the ingredients and dishes were processed with the Rapid Freezer to assure absolute freshness.”

Menu tasted at the event.

Menu:

  1. Tataki Smoked Tuna
  2. YFC (Yamasen Fried Chiken)
  3. Sumibiyaki grilled beef
  4. Tempura
  5. Crunchy Tilapia with puffed rice
  6. Houji-cha panna cotta 

Using Yamasen as a model of food safety and quality, Saraya Uganda will continue to develop the Food Value Chain (FVC) for restaurants and consumers all over Uganda and East Africa.

Chef Yamaguchi removing ingredients for the tasting event from a Rapid Freezer. Food that was transported through Rapid Freezer.
Food that was transported through Rapid Freezer. Food that was transported through Rapid Freezer.

Chef Yamaguchi removing ingredients for the tasting event from a Rapid Freezer. Chicken, Okra tempura and Crunchy tilapia where some of the foods processed with our fast freeze system. 

Rapid Freezer makes the Ugandan NewsNews about our rapid freezer published by New Vision on the 14th of March, 2019. 

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