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 […]

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 […]

Lunch on the Go Pot Ramen

My husband, Tim, suggested I try making my own version of the infamous and much hated convenience food, the Pot Noodle. He wanted to be able to take what he started referring to as a ‘Pot Ramen’ to work and just pour boiling water on before eating. This is the recipe I created for him. […]

Review: Kitsu Japanese and Sushi Restaurant, Tunbridge Wells

Kitsu, 82a Victoria Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2PW Visited 4th August 2017 My husband Tim has a colleague who lives in Tunbridge Wells and he recommended Kitsu to us some time ago. Due to a really busy year it is only now we head into August we’ve had a chance to visit. Kitsu is another […]

Spicy Lobster Ramen with chipotle soy sauce and chilli oil

I have exclaimed many times my love of Shoryu Ramen and upon hearing that they created a collaborative menu with Sakagura, a recently opened Japanese restaurant and sake cellar in London, I was intrigued to see a spicy lobster ramen on their menu. I knew I had to try to make my own. This was […]

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 […]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Miso Ramen

The idea of combining two of my favourite things- ramen and chocolate- had been brewing for some time. When I got my Kitchenaid spiralizer for Christmas I realised using it to make pear noodles and topping it with a rich chocolate sauce would make a fantastic dessert. The addition of white miso gives a slightly […]

Healthy January Salmon Miso Ramen with courgette noodles

I thought for January it would be good to create a healthier, lighter ramen recipe to detox the body after the indulgence of Christmas. Also, as I got a spiralizer attachment for my Kitchenaid artisan mixer for Christmas, I was keen to try vegetable noodles in ramen. The spiralizer is fast becoming my favourite kitchen […]

Hallowe’en Pumpkin Ramen

I love this time of year, with its burnt orange and brown hues, and pumpkins and witches adorning shops and houses in readiness for Hallowe’en. I have always loved decorating the house and doing a special meal, which goes back to Hallowe’en teas my Mum made when my brother and I were little. Last year […]