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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday June282016 19 Taste Teppanyaki on the move Shin Yamashita – Shin’s Teppanyaki owner and head chef • By Gabrielle Stuart SHIN YAMASHITA’S mobile teppanyaki business is booming: He has a successful Auckland franchise, he’s hunting for more staff, and he is fully booked every weekend for the rest of the year. But it all started completely by accident. He ended up in Christchurch 15 years ago because his car broke down during a trip to Queenstown, which meant he was stuck in the city. He was offered a job at a teppanyaki restaurant which was about to open and urgently needed chefs, and decided it was worth a go. “I didn’t know English much, so I thought this is great, I can practice my English talking to customers.” He grew up in Tokyo, surrounded by concrete and crowds, and said his dream was always to own a farm. Cheffing was something he did on the side to pay his way through university, where he was studying English. “But I found studying English was not very useful, because I learned the basic stuff about the culture and history but I really couldn’t speak it much. So that’s why I thought maybe I should go overseas to study English.” After moving to New Zealand he spent several months working on farms in the North Island, something he said he loved. That was when he decided to make the ill-fated trip to Queenstown. It wasn’t the last disaster he ran into. He worked his way up as a teppanyaki chef until he earned a role as head chef at a Kaiapoi restaurant – but he lost his job after that was destroyed in the September, 2010, earthquake. In the back of his mind he had thought about opening a mobile teppanyaki business for a long time, and he said losing his job was the push he needed to do it. Creating his teppanyaki grill was the first challenge, as it had to be light enough to transport, but he said regular customers at the Kaiapoi restaurant had rallied around and helped him get on his feet. Then a customer approached him asking about starting a franchise in Auckland, which is now rapidly expanding. With business booming and most weekends booked more than six months in advance, he said he was looking for a third chef to join him in Christchurch – but finding the right person wasn’t easy. Learning to talk while cooking was harder than he had thought, he said. “In my first year and second year I couldn’t talk to customers. I had to say sorry, I’m trying to cook here, can I talk later?” But he said part of teppanyaki was the showmanship, and these days he can happily co-ordinate talking, throwing eggs, spinning knives and juggling pepper mills ON THE GO: Shin Yamashita stepped into the unknown when he opened New Zealand’s first mobile teppanyaki business, but it has been a big success. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN while cooking up perfect food. “But it all depends on the customers. Some love it, or they have children there, so I’ll do it a lot. But sometimes customers just want to talk to each other, so I try not to show off so much.” Now married with two young children, he appreciated that the job allowed him to spend time with his family during the day. One day, he said he would still like to own a small farm. But in the meantime, he said he loved the work he did. “And it is all because my car broke,” he said. THE HOME OF GOOD BAKING PREMIUM BREAD White, wholemeal, grain & honey. 3 FOR $ 5 00 FUDGE SLICE A scrumptious Fudge Slice that the kids will rave about - an old style Kiwi favourite. $ 3 49 EA FREE TUMBLER WITH EVERY $ 10 .00 PURCHASE INCLUDING A 600ml* COCA-COLA! RASPBERRY BUNS 4pk Sweet bun dough infused with raspberry preserve and finished off with a light raspberry icing. $ 3 49 While stocks last. T’s & C’s apply. MILK Dairy Dale 2L varieties. $ 5 98 2 FOR or $3.19 each FROZEN MEALS $ 3 49 Assorted flavours. EA Promotional pricing available while stocks last from 27/06/16 to 03/07/16. Images are serving suggestions only. Strictly while stocks last. Terms & conditions apply. *Range includes; Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta & L&P. Open 7 days | 8 Convenient local locations Hornby • Barrington • Ferry Rd • Papanui • Riccarton • Upper Riccarton • New Brighton • Rangiora BAKERIES www.couplands.co.nz