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Monthly Recipe: Yatsuhashi (八つ橋)

Monthly Recipe: Yatsuhashi (八つ橋)

When I first came across this recipe on JustHungry.com (which is a fantastic website, by the way), my initial reaction was that it would be way too hard for me to make. But the idea of making yatsuhashi – my favourite treat from Kyoto – was too tempting by far, and I just had to … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Vegetarian Chanpuru

Monthly Recipe: Vegetarian Chanpuru

I have to admit, it’s getting harder to think of recipes to try for my monthly recipe, despite owning so many Japanese cookery books. This month I took inspiration from the tropical Okinawan islands, and decided to come up with my own version of ‘chanpuru‘. I spent a while reading different recipes on various different … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Zen vegetable chowder

Monthly Recipe: Zen vegetable chowder

Monthly recipe is back, and this time I needed something quick, simple, and healthy so I adapted a recipe from Yo! Sushi – The Japanese Cookbook by Kimiko Barber. The recipe is called ‘Zen vegetable chowder’, but what makes it ‘Zen’? Well, this recipe is based on Buddhist vegan cuisine known as shojin ryori (精進料理), which … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Sushi with Miso Soup

Monthly Recipe: Sushi with Miso Soup

I recently got hold of a Yutaka Sushi Kit, and thought I’d have a go at making sushi by myself. I tried making sushi once before with friends, and I wasn’t very good at it, but this time was much more successful. Yutaka also sell lots of other Japanese food and ingredients, and I decided … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Tohoku Traditional Soup

Monthly Recipe: Tohoku Traditional Soup

I recently came across a lovely new recipe book – The Friendly Japanese Cookbook. The Friendly Japanese Cookbook is “not only a good recipe book, but also a good way to help Japan”, it says on the cover – and it’s true. The book costs £5, and all proceeds go to the charity Seven Beach … Continue reading

Introducing: Sozai Cooking School

Introducing: Sozai Cooking School

One of my missions on this blog is to try out Japanese recipes, with the hope of proving to myself and to you that cooking Japanese food is not difficult, and can be really fun. I’ve had a lot of success so far, and am starting to get more creative with my dishes now. Japanese … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Mount Fuji

Monthly Recipe: Mount Fuji

Back in January I received a new cookery book – Yo! Sushi – The Japanese Cookbook by Kimiko Barber – and I asked you all which recipe I should make first. Thank you to everyone who voted! Here are the results of the poll: As you can see, the clear winner was… Mount Fuji! I … Continue reading