My two older children are big fans of Sushi, which I find surprising as they are normally fussy about food. Especially Ethan.
I was quite sorry to have missed this event that was held recently – The Little Hero Sushi Bar.
Children swapped their school books for chopsticks when they took over the running of a pop-up restaurant on London’s Southbank on Monday. Youngsters spent the day learning about Japanese cuisine, healthy eating and being taught how to make sushi at the pop-up eatery at YO! Sushi.
Seven-year-old Lily Jackson, from Chigwell, Essex, was there with her family and said: “My favourite part has been taking the orders and delivering the different dishes. I’ve learnt so much about food, too.”
Harrison O’Connor, eight, from Woodford, North East London, added: “It was an amazing opportunity to take part in a real running restaurant, just for kids.”
Emma Crookes took her 10-year-old son Jake along, and said: “I think it’s a fantastic idea to get children to experience healthy food in a fun way.”
The Little Hero Sushi Bar was set up in collaboration between the Japanese restaurant and Disney to celebrate today’s Blu-Ray & DVD release of Disney’s Big Hero 6.
Emma Deabill, operations manager at YO! Sushi, which is renowned for bringing dishes to its customers on an in-store conveyor belt, said: “The partnership with Disney’s Big Hero 6 has been great and everyone has loved the film-themed pop up kids’ restaurant this Bank Holiday Monday!
“It’s a great way of getting kids to try new healthy dishes.
“Families have loved the interactive experience of kids serving their children around our mini YO! Sushi conveyor.
“There’s been face-painting, balloon artists and competitions taking place too which has created a wonderful buzz at the restaurant.”
Disney’s BIG HERO 6 is out now on Disney 3D Blu-ray TM, Blu-ray TM, DVD & Digital HD
We love the film and had been to the special screening and can’t wait to own it. In fact, we think that Yo! Sushi and Big Hero 6 are a perfect combination.