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Prawn Thai Green Curry Fusion Ramen

Thai green curry was the first proper oriental meal I cooked on my own, when I was about 13. I found a Blue Dragon kit in a shop and had never had a Thai curry before and thought the kit, with its green curry paste, fish sauce and lime leaves looked very exotic. Since then […]

Matcha

I love drinking green tea and so it was only a matter of time before I turned my attention to matcha. I was always a little worried about trying it; it’s expensive, despite all its health benefits, and coming in a powdered form rather than being loose leaf or a teabag, it seemed complicated to […]

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 […]

Japanese Pandan Cupcakes

In Japan and China, sweet and savoury dishes are often served alongside each other. It is often difficult to find the right dessert  that compliments the oriental flavours of the meal. However, I still find myself craving sweet things after a nice bowl of ramen. I first discovered pandan cake, a Japanese chiffon cake, in The Dumpling […]

Vietnamese Chicken Pho

Today’s recipe is, controversially, not ramen. It’s not even from Japan. It is, however, pho, the Vietnamese national dish. I discovered pho (pronounced ‘fuh’) a few weeks ago in Brighton and realised that this noodle dish is like a light, summery Vietnamese version of ramen, with rice noodles and a light broth with a herby […]

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. […]

Fiery Kimchi Seafood Ramen

Fiery Kimchi Seafood Ramen This was a recipe inspired by the version of this dish that Shoryu have on their menu, as my husband had it at the Regent Street restaurant and insisted I had a go at making my own version. Kimchi is a Korean pickle made with a Chinese cabbage and has a […]

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 […]