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Bao Masterclass at the Chinese Food Festival

1st September 2018 Everyone knows I am a big fan of Chinese sauce brand Lee Kum Kee. So when they contacted me to invite me to attend a cooking masterclass in partnership with the School of Wok at the Chinese Food Festival at Potters Field Park in London, I just had to go and experience […]

The Golden Chopsticks Awards

16th April 2018 The Golden Chopsticks Awards was founded by Gok Wan, Lucy Mitchell and Sarah Lewis to celebrate the wealth of oriental cuisine in the UK and this is the first year it has been held. I was already aware of the awards ceremony and had thought it was just directed towards restaurants, so […]

Review: Tokyo Direct

Tokyo Direct contacted me recently and offered to send me some of their Japanese instant ramen noodles to try and review. When am I ever going to turn down ramen? Instant noodles aren’t something I eat a lot of (although I’ve always been partial to the very occasional chicken and mushroom Pot Noodle- who isn’t?), […]

Review: Bubble Ramen at Japan Centre

Japan Centre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4EA Visited April 3rd 2018 I love Japan Centre. It’s like stepping into a miniature version of Japan and since moving to their Panton Street location, it is so much easier to browse and shop. I love hunting out difficult to find ingredients and having more choice in some […]

Review: Tsujiri Tea House, Soho, London

Tsujiri, 47 Rupert Street, London, London W1D 7PD, GB Visited April 3rd 2018 There are so many amazing places to eat and drink in London, especially if you love oriental food like me. Unfortunately, unless I go and just eat constantly throughout the day (tempting…), I can’t visit them all in one go. Tsujiri has been […]

Spicy Oxtail Ramen

This is the first time I’ve created broth using a pressure cooker. Not going to lie, I’ve always found them a bit scary and avoided using mine. My pressure cooker has sat on a dusty shelf for long enough and I decided it was time to get over my fear. And it makes life so […]

Surimi Okonomiyaki

I first tried okonomiyaki at Café An An in Portslade, when they had a special day cooking this Japanese pancake/ omelette. It is full of classic Japanese flavours and ingredients, with dashi, spring onion and topped with bonito flakes and seaweed. I got all the ingredients in Japan Centre in London (see below the recipe […]

Review: Ai No Mochi

Ai No Mochi For me Ai No Mochi make the perfect Japanese sweets. Mochi are a traditional Japanese sweet dumpling, made from sweet rice flour and usually filled with red bean paste, which to my palate is kind of bland and not quite sweet enough. Ai No’s mochi are instead filled with more western ingredients; […]