Tagged with Japanese food

Matcha treats from Tokyo Direct

Matcha treats from Tokyo Direct


If you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably know I’m a big fan of matcha – whether it’s a proper frothy cup at a tea ceremony, matcha latte or matcha cake. You can guess I’d be pleased to receive a box of matcha goodies in the post! I recently received a small box from Tokyo … Continue reading

Interview with Michael Booth (again!)

Interview with Michael Booth (again!)


Earlier this week, I reviewed Michael Booth’s latest book, ‘The Meaning of Rice: and Other Tales from the Belly of Japan’. If eating your way around Japan sounds like your idea of heaven, and if you’re genuinely interested in learning more the Japanese food industry and its history, I highly recommend it. To give you … Continue reading

First look at the new Japan Centre

First look at the new Japan Centre


The chances are you’ll have already heard about the opening of the new Japan Centre on Panton Street in London – and it really is bigger and better than before! I was lucky enough to go to the press night where the store was officially opened with the ceremonial opening of the sake barrel (and I … Continue reading

Unboxing MORE Clearspring goodies – video!

Unboxing MORE Clearspring goodies – video!


I’m on a bit of a video spree at the moment, so check out my very first unboxing video! I recently did an online shop at Clearspring, a well-known purveyor of authentic Japanese, macrobiotic and organic fine foods. You’ll likely have seen some of their popular products at your local supermarket, but I picked up … Continue reading

Cocktails underground at Machi-ya!

Cocktails underground at Machi-ya!


Did you know there’s a place in London where you can drink Jigglypuff and #ppap cocktails? If you’re intrigued, have a lurk in Machi-ya‘s new underground bar! I’m a big fan of cocktails – they’re elegant, tasty and often crazily presented. The only thing that could make me like them more is by giving them … Continue reading

Sosharu – the best afternoon tea in London!

Sosharu – the best afternoon tea in London!


Afternoon tea doesn’t have to be all finger sandwiches and Earl Grey tea. Sosharu, an izakaya-style restaurant in Farringdon takes it to another level by giving it a distinctly Japanese twist. I’d been looking for an excuse to visit Sosharu for ages and was finally able to last week when I took my mum there … Continue reading

Unboxing Clearspring goodies!

Unboxing Clearspring goodies!


One of my favourite things about being a blogger is occasionally receiving surprise packages in the post! My most recent delivery was from Clearspring,  who bring high-quality organic Japanese food and ingredients to the UK. You’ll likely have come across some of their products on your supermarket shelf – from soy sauce to tea to … Continue reading

Dinner at Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester

Dinner at Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester


I don’t get to visit Manchester as often as I like but, when I do, I like to scout out their Japanese restaurants. My restaurant reviews are overdue some northern representation, despite me growing up there, so here are my thoughts on Sapporo Teppanyaki in Manchester! Sapporo Teppanyaki is a teppanyaki restaurant with branches in … Continue reading

Machiya launches in Soho

Machiya launches in Soho


Good news – the team behind the popular Kanada-ya ramen restaurants have opened a new venue in London’s Soho – Machiya. Machiya is named after the townhouses that once typified the streets of Kyoto. It serves a range of izakaya, yoshoku and washoku dishes, so will suit all tastes, whether you’re stopping by for a … Continue reading