Review: Shogun Ramen, Prince Albert St, Brighton

Shogun Ramen, 13 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HE Visited: 29th January 2017 We were due to go to London for the Chinese New Year celebrations, but due to poor weather forecast and the trains being disrupted, we decided to go to Brighton instead and go to Shogun Ramen, somewhere I have been keen to […]

Review: Product- Fun Soy soy sauces

Available in Truffle, Lemongrass and Chipotle £6.50 per 250ml bottle from Harvey Nichols I first heard about Fun Soy soy sauce on Twitter and was really intrigued. I have to admit to being a bit blasé about soy sauce, often stingily substituting Japanese soy sauce or tamari for cheaper Chinese light and dark soy sauce, […]

Review: Shibuya Japanese Restaurant, Soho, London

Shibuya, 110 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 5EJ Visited: Saturday 22nd October 2016 I think I originally heard about Shibuya seeing pictures of their iced desserts on Instagram, but once I had done a little more research and discovered that Shibuya was well known not only for its desserts, but also for its authentic Japanese […]

Review- 月餅 Mooncake selection box from Minamoto Kitchoan

The Mid-Autumn (or Mooncake) Festival is celebrated mainly in China to celebrate families coming together to celebrate the year’s harvest and also to offer prayers for the family, such as for longevity and conception. Mooncakes are traditionally given out between families during the festival and are traditionally pastry filled with bean paste and sometimes salted […]

Review: Sakura Japanese Restaurant, Portsmouth

Sakura Japanese Restaurant, 9 Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2SE Visited: 6th August 2016 When I first moved out of my parents’, I moved halfway across the country to Southsea with my husband, where we lived for just under a year. Because it is the first place I lived outside of the Midlands, it will […]

Review: Café An-An, Portslade

Visited 2nd August 2016 Café An-An, 27 Boundary Road, Hove, BN3 4EF When I discovered Café An-An online, it first stood out to me because of its trip advisor reviews; every single one has given it five stars and commented on how authentic the food is. It also specialises in wagashi, which since visiting Minamoto […]

Review: Recipe book- Nanban by Tim Anderson

I received the Nanban cookery book by Masterchef winner, Tim Anderson, for my birthday last year, a gift from my brother. The recipes are described as ‘Japanese Soul Food’ and the book covers a broad spectrum of Japanese and East-meets-West recipes, with a whole chapter on ramen. Tim Anderson has a restaurant of the same […]

Review: Bake 麵包屋 and Pan de Vie, London

Bake 麵包屋, 9 Wardour Street, London W1D   We visited London on Saturday to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary and it was the perfect opportunity to visit two Japanese themed places I had found out about on Instagram. If you are interested in my Instagram, check it out here. The first was Bake, which is […]

Review: Goemon Ramen Bar, Preston Street, Brighton

Visited: 6th May 2016 Goemon Ramen Bar Brighton is such a colourful hive of shopping and eating and I am lucky enough to live only a short bus ride away. I visit about once a month to explore The Lanes, do a bit of shopping in Churchill Square and visit some of my favourite restaurants. […]

Review: Minamoto Kitchoan, Piccadilly, London

Visited: 24th April 2016 Minamoto Kitchoan Minamoto Kitchoan is a small shop in Piccadilly that is exclusively dedicated to Japanese sweets. Japanese sweets are not the hard boiled and gummies candies that Westerners are used to, but small cake type products called wagashi, often with flavoured fillings and decorated to look pretty. There are eleven […]