Japanese mayonnaise is very different to English mayo; in colour, texture, and taste. If you’ve been to Asian shops you may recognise the squishy bottle, and red lid and the signature shape of Kewpie mayonnaise. It’s a hugely popular condiment across Japan, and has been used in many traditional dishes since the Kewpie brand wasContinue reading I love Japanese mayo!
Takoyaki is a popular ball shaped Japanese food made out of grilled batter with octopus inside. The name translates to ‘grilled octopus’: Tako (octopus) Yaki (grilled). Takoyaki originated from Osaka in 1935, gradually increasing in popularity across Japan. It’s known as a staple street food and are available at supermarkets, as well as restaurants thatContinue reading Have you tried Takoyaki?
Ramune is a Japanese soft drink that is greatly popular in the summer, and is known for it’s strange shaped bottle that has a marble inside of it! This type of bottle is called the Codd-neck bottle, named after the creator Hiram Codd from Camberwell, who designed it in 1872. The glass bottle is pinchedContinue reading Ramune: Funny shaped soda bottle!
Soba is a type of Japanese noodle that are made of buckwheat. They are often more of a grey colour, as opposed to noodles like udon and ramen. Soba is enjoyed eaten hot or cold, and is a staple dish to have on New Years Eve. It’s a good source of Vitamin B1, known as Thiamine,Continue reading New Years Soba
Onigiri is a ball of Japanese rice shaped into a ball, a triangle, or cylindrical, and wrapped in a sheet of dried seaweed (nori). The earliest record of onigiri being eaten in Japan goes as far back as the 11th Century. The circular shape was to allow them to be stacked on a plate, andContinue reading Onigiri – The Japanese sandwich
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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!