My journey as a Japanese cook, author and food producer began in Dublin City University where I studied Japanese and International Marketing.
During my three years living in rural Japan I was completely immersed into the Japanese way of cooking and fell in love with the Japanese diet.
Since returning to Ireland I love to introduce people to the benefits of the Japanese diet and way of eating through cooking demonstrations on TV3’s Saturday and Sunday AM show, classes and talks. You’ll find me on the Bord Bia’s Chef’s Food Stage at BLOOM every year fusing local Irish produce and Japanese flavours.
My recipes are regularly featured on newspapers and magazines and my food story has been broadcast on Irish TV and TV screens across the world.
My first cookbook “Japanese Food Made Easy” was published in 2015 and introduces easy to follow Japanese style recipes into Irish kitchens. The Irish public has supported and embraced my cooking journey since I started five years ago. They have encouraged me to create a range of my own Japanese inspired food products that they can relate to and trust, allowing them to bring Japanese cooking into their kitchens.
Fused by Fiona Uyema is a range of healthy and tasty flavoured soy sauces that brings excitement to your everyday cooking. I wanted to create three different flavours with their own personality. Clever Classic, Cheeky Chilli and Glorious Ginger are extremely versatile and can turn a basic dish into a tasty meal within minutes. The range of sauces are made using clean ingredients filled with health benefits and save on time for the busy yet healthy home-cook. My soy sauce range is high in protein with no added sugar, preservatives or additives.
If you’re looking for cooking inspiration check out my cooking demonstration on TV3’s Saturday and Sunday AM show on my YouTube channel