When you think about fast food you do not always associate it with Japanese food.
But a Horsham woman is aiming to change that after setting up her own Japanese street food stall in the Carfax.
Teri S.M., owner of the Obanzai food, created the small fast food stall four months ago with the aim of changing the taste buds of residents in Horsham.
“It is just like Chinese or Thai food,” she said. “I am trying to make people here understand there’s a lot of variety in Japanese food.
“It is very challenging as we have to adapt to working on a smaller scale and introduce an alternative Japanese cuisine in Horsham.”
Teri was born in Singapore and moved with her husband to Italy where she owned a Japanese restaurant for ten years. She recently moved to Horsham and has spent the last three years working in Wabi. Teri is now using this experience to bring the taste of Japan to the streets of Horsham.
“Our menu consists of fresh sushi made on site and a set lunch of rice or noodles with meats such as chicken teriyaki and pork tonkatsu, schnitzel, with vegetables,” She said.
“We have snacks and delicacies which can be consumed at any time of the day like okonomiyaki (cabbage and ginger pancakes), hitari buns (steamed buns with meat fillings), takoyaki (pastry dough with octopus) fried noodles, and seaweed salad.
“We also have a vegetarian menu for which we make sure all the ingredients are 100 per cent vegetarian.”
One aspect of Teri’s business that not many others can offer is a different menu every day.
“If I want to change it I can,” she said “That’s the best bit about working on my own.”
The stall is open in the market all day on Thursdays and Saturdays.