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Holiday Japanese culture club Lets make dumlpings togeter! Learning from the best (Makiko has taught over 65k people) Makiko boxes, animals and otehrs with origami – Making animal with origami – Origami is a big part of Japanse culture and we can make everything with origami. Making dumplings – we have pork, chicken,Continue reading Children dumplings class available in Dec
Mentaiko is made of Pollock roe, the eggs of the Alaska Pollock, which are used commonly in Japanese, Korean, and Russian dishes. I’ve always thought is was a Japanese food, however it originated from Korea, called myeongnan. It was introduced to Japan in the 1950s, where it became mentaiko, or karashi-mentaiko (spicy mentaiko). The roe is seasoned andContinue reading Mentaiko: Spicy fish eggs
Nikujaga is a Japanese dish made up of beef, potatoes, onions, carrots, and konnyaku, and other vegetables (varying in different regions) stewed in a sweetened soy sauce. It’s boiled altogether, allowing the the flavours to soak into the food, this home-cooked winter dish reminds people of their mothers cooking! It is often eaten with a bowl ofContinue reading Mum’s home cooking: Nikujaga
Ginger has been used in cooking and medicine in Indian and Asian culture for over 1000 years, originating from China. It is used in both savoury and sweet foods, It helps reduce symptoms of various types of nausea, including morning sickness, sea sickness, and motion sickness. It also helps the digestive system by relieving irritation andContinue reading Ginger is your winter hero!
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Tea was introduced to Japan during the 9th century when a Buddhist monk, Eichu, returned from China with a tea plant. Tea was used by Chinese monks for spiritual, and medicinal purposes. Eichu served the tea to the Emperor, which then began the cultivation of tea across Japan. Initially tea was had at Buddhist ritualsContinue reading An intro to Japanese Tea Ceremonies
Tea is a staple in Japanese culture, having been a prominent aspect of everyday life for over 1000 years, even having a ceremony dedicated to the making, serving, and consumption of it. In Japan tea is just as common in Japan as it is to have a fizzy drink or soda. Hot and cold teaContinue reading Japanese tea is the best tea!
Oden is a traditional Japanese dish that’s served in a large pot, filled with a dashi broth and an array of staple Japanese foods and vegetables in it. The ingredients stew in the broth Some ingredients and broth vary depending on the region in Japan. It’s believed that oden originated from around the 14th centuryContinue reading Oden: Japan’s staple winter food