Japanese food company Tomari-Gi to join Stroud’s new indoor market

Tomari-Gi is the latest company to announce they’ll be joining Stroud’s Five Valleys indoor market.

The company provides authentic Japanese soul food, and they are currently taking orders for their DIY Japanese food kits which will be delivered to residents in Stroud and the Five Valleys area from Friday, May 1.

The new food-to-go business will be opening their doors at the Five Valleys Market once there is a safe resolution to the current crisis.

The DIY kits can be ordered on their website and delivered in biodegradable packaging with compostable pots and cutlery.

With each online purchase customers receive a 20% digital discount coupon, which can be used when ordering a meal at the market stall.

Executive chef Mixuki Lonsdale brings a wealth of experience, having previously curated Japanese restaurants in Barcelona and London.

She will be joined by her British husband, handmade Japanese noodle chef Hugo Lonsdale, as well as two local chefs who will bring a taste of Japan to the Five Valleys.

Mr Lonsdale said: “All four of us have been obsessed with Japanese food for as long as we can remember and have been toying with the idea of introducing our sensational ramen line to the West Country.

“One evening, I was scrolling through the Stroud Journal and saw an ad for the new market at Five Valleys.

“When I contacted Dionne at Five Valleys she couldn’t have painted a better picture of the market, nor been more enthusiastic and welcoming.

“We knew this was it and signed as soon as our solicitor would let us, now we can’t wait to start.”

Five Valleys centre manager Dionne Moore said: “Tomari-Gi’s food is amazing and we’re so excited that they’ll be joining our new indoor market area at Five Valleys along with a line up of other great local traders.

“Obviously building work at the centre has been halted for now, but there is lots happening in the background and we can’t wait to see our plans progressing soon to deliver this fantastic new market.”

For details on how to order, visit bit.ly/2VZFdzB

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