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A Guide to Japanese Onigiri Rice Balls (おにぎり)

If you are a fan of Japanese food then you have probably seen these cute rice balls in Japanese restaurants, and even in episodes of classic anime like Pokemon. Onigiri are an amazing part of Japanese food culture that can be enjoyed at any time of the day: as a full breakfast, a mid-day snack, …

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10 Must-Try Popular Japanese Food (& Meals)

One of the most diverse and impressive aspects of Japanese culture is the nation’s cuisine. From home-grown dishes like sushi and sashimi to foreign-influences meals like curry and tempura, there is so much wonderful and popular Japanese food to try. It’s no wonder Tokyo has more Michelin star restaurants than even cities like Paris, London, …

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7 Types of Sushi and How to Eat It (+ Sashimi)

Are you wondering if you eat sushi the right way? Perhaps you’re new to sushi and are confused by the types of sushi on offer. Maybe you’ree someone who loves sushi but has difficulty ordering or eating without feeling self-conscious in a restaurant. Sushi is much more than simply a Japanese delicacy that has been …

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How to Make Katsudon (+5 Katsu Recipes)

Katsu is a fascinating part of the Japanese cuisine. While at first it simply seems like fried chicken, the recipe and method of cooking Japanese katsu are very specific, and require real finesse to get it just right. Once you’ve mastered the art of Japanese katsu, you can make both chicken katsu and pork katsu …

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5 Best Asian Cooking Classes in London

If you’re wondering where to get started with learning Asian cooking then try these Asian cooking classes in London. We love taking Asian cooking classes, in part because Japanese, Korean, and Chinese are our favourite cuisines, and also because finding authentic versions of these foods outside their respective countries can be difficult and often expensive. …

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12 Top Japanese Restaurants in London

There’s a dizzying amount of quality when it comes to Japanese food in London. Proper, authentic Japanese food made with intense heart and skill abounds in central London; honestly, we’re spoiled for choice. In the Soho and Covent Garden areas alone, you’ll find nine of the most unique and fantastic Japanese restaurants in London. Japanese …

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Make Tempura and Udon in London at Yuki’s Kitchen

Japanese food is a culinary adventure! From classic dishes like sushi and ramen to street foods like takoyaki and taiyaki, there is something for everyone to adore when it comes to Japanese food. And although London is a fair way from Tokyo, there are some fantastic Japanese cooking classes available in London. One such London …

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The Best Sushi Making Class in London

Izumi Nakamura is a sushi chef from the southern Japanese island of Amakusa, where the nori (seaweed) used in sushi is farmed and collected along its beaches. Here in London she runs the Sozai Cooking School, which offers an incredible sushi making class which, in just two hours, provides you with all the most vital …

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Ruby Chocolate Afternoon Tea at the ANA InterContinental Tokyo

It was a little over a year ago that a fourth type of chocolate was created by a genius team of Swiss-Belgian chocolatiers. And Japan – ever the lover of gimmicky foods and eccentric flavours – has leapt on ruby chocolate like you wouldn’t believe. Earlier this year Japan began selling the ruby chocolate flavour …

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