Matcha Swiss Roll

Serves 8 Ingredients: 4 eggs, at room temperature 100g caster sugar 100g plain flour 1 tablespoon ingredient matcha powder 250ml whipped cream for filling icing sugar for dusting You’ll need swiss roll tin  (10” x 15” or 13” x 9”) Instructions: 1 Preheat a fan oven to...

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Sake Cosmopolitan

Sake is an integral part of Japanese cuisine in the same way as wine is to French cuisine. It’s traditionally drunk from small cups called ‘choko’ and can be served either hot or cold. It’s a popular option for cocktails and has a lower alcohol content than vodka....

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Matcha ice-cream

This is one of my favourite summer recipes, it’s quick and easy to make at home. You don’t need an ice-cream maker for this recipe and it takes about five minutes to make. So give it a try and I’m sure you’ll be experimenting with different flavoured ice creams once...

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Poke Bowl

Poke bowls have become one of 2017’s biggest food trends and I’m not complaining. It’s basically a deconstructed sushi roll. So it’s filled with healthy ingredients, really easy to make and there’s lots of room to get creative and use...

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Homemade Matcha Lemonade

Here’s my homemade lemonade recipe with a Japanese twist with added matcha. If you don’t have matcha at home don’t worry the recipe still works without it. INGREDIENTS: 200g sugar (brown or white) 200ml cold water 4 large fresh lemons 1 litre of cold...

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Japanese Style Homemade Chicken Stock

The past few years has seen an increasing interest in bone broths due to their amazing health benefits. This recipe is similar to a standard chicken stock recipe but I’ve added a few ingredients to give a Japanese flavour and umami to the stock, including kombu (kelp)...

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How to cook Japanese rice

Japanese rice is a type of short-grain rice that has to be washed in a particular way to remove the excess starch. To get the perfect bowl of rice follow the steps below. Most Japanese people leave the rice sitting in the sieve for about 15 minutes before cooking. If...

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Simple Miso Soup

One of the secrets of the Japanese diet is “The Power of Miso Soup”. In the traditional Japanese diet miso soup accompanies every meal. Drinking miso soup will boost digestion after meals and help cleanse the body. It’s low in fat and carbohydrates, and high in...

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Healthy Edamame Hummus

Apart from eating them directly from the pods, there are lots of other different ways that you can use edamame, such as tossing the beans into salads and stir-fries. This recipe is one of my favourite ways to use edamame. You’ll need a pestle and mortar and a blender...

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Japanese Mini Burgers

It’s really worthwhile making burgers from scratch at home as you can add the level of seasoning that you prefer and you know exactly what ingredients have been added to the meat. Above all they are so tasty and you can freeze some for a busier day! Makes 12...

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Sushi Rice for Beginners

Making sushi at home is so much fun and has the added benefit of being more economical and super fresh. Once you follow my step by step instructions you’ll master this recipe and impress your friends and family! Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups Japanese rice...

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Quick Chicken Ramen

This is a simple ramen recipe filled with flavour to make at home. You can easily add your own twist and don’t be afraid to slurp while eating it! Most people are surprised that slurping is acceptable in Japan when eating hot noodle dishes like ramen. The Japanese...

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