Kombu & Shiitake Dashi (Kelp & Shiitake stock/broth) Makes 1 litre Ingredients: 1 litre water 20g dried kombu (kelp) – a piece about the size of a postcard 3 dried shiitake mushrooms Instructions: 1 Put 1 litre of cold water in a large saucepan. 2 Add the...read more
Dashi is a type of cooking stock used as a base for soups and other dishes in Japanese cuisine. It is surprisingly easy to make compared to stocks here in the West. The secret to a good Japanese stock/broth is to use ingredients filled with umami – ‘the fifth taste’....read more
Edamame are young soybeans in a pod. I loved this popular snack when I first moved to Japan as a student, as they are really cheap to buy and tasty, and go surprisingly well with beer. Generally, edamame can be found in the frozen section of Asian speciality stores or...read more
If I’m completely honest, this recipe came about with a little luck using ingredients I had at home to make a last-minute lunch. Generally dumplings would be added to this type of noodle dish, but the meatballs work really well. The light soy broth works well in month...read more
In 2016 Fiona founded her own company “Fused by Fiona Uyema Ltd” to share her passion for Japanese cooking and flavours to people across Ireland and further afield including Japan and Dubai. Fiona’s Japanese food adventure began in Dublin City University where she studied Japanese and International Marketing. During her three years living in rural Japan she was completely immersed into the Japanese way of cooking and fell in love with the Japanese diet.
Now back in Ireland, “Fused by Fiona Uyema Ltd” inspires Japanese flavours through Fiona’s profile as a TV cook and cookbook author, its range of healthy and tasty flavoured soy sauces and Japanese Street Food Pop-Up Roadshow.