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Sancha Bakery owner Marika Okuda at her new shop in Russian Market on Street 454.

Baking with love is key to success at Sancha

Publication date 09 February 2018 | 08:10 | ICT

Around 7 in the morning, at the newly opened second branch of Bagel & Bakery Sancha in Russian Market, owner Mariko Okuda is behind the counter in a chef’s hat and apron alongside two of her local staff members.

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    Publication date 30 November 2017 | 08:00 | ICT

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