• Tonkotsu ramen – KANADA-YA Ramen bar, London

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    Japanese tonkotsu ramen lovers in London go to tonkotsu ramen bar, “KANADA-YA (金田家)”, so even though I am not a great tonkotsu ramen fan, I feel that I should try their ramen. My dad used to run a chain of ramen restaurants in Japan and travelled all over the country for his ramen research. I would like to think that I inherited his trait and can be quite picky when ramen is concerned. Continue reading

  • Omurice recipe – creamy tomato, seafood omurice

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    Omurice (オムライス, Japanese omelette rice) is a retro Japanese fusion dish – the original omurice recipe was possibly created in either the Meiji or Taisho period, duing the time when we started adopting many aspects of the Western lifestyle. The standard omurice recipe is to use fried rice with onions, chicken thighs, and garden peas seasoned with tomato ketchup, then the whole thing is covered with a soft omelette. Continue reading

  • Fast food places in Tokyo “eating on the budget”

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    Japan is a food heaven country. There are so many choices for food in every corner on the streets and it is overwhelming. Japan can be an expensive place to eat out, but today I will show you fast food places where you don’t even need to spend “one coin” (meaning 500 YEN, £2.7 GBP and just over $4 USD in current exchange rate. That’s the Japanese salary man’s usual budget for lunch). Continue reading

  • MISO recipe, enjoy with your favourite Sake

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    MISO is a versatile condiment and we use miso paste in many different ways in Japan. This MISO recipe, SAIKYO-ZUKE is perhaps my favourite dish. SAIKYO-ZUKE is a cooking method that preserves fish in white miso, usually Saikyo miso. Saikyo miso originates in Kyoto and it is a sweet miso paste because of the added sugar syrup. Continue reading