6 Must Have Japanese Ingredients You'll Want to Keep Stocked

6 Must Have Japanese Ingredients You’ll Want to Keep Stocked

  Check out our recommendation for six must have Japanese ingredients, what to use them for and just why there are so many different types!

All About Natto!

All About Natto!

Natto can have a bad rap, but this little bean dish could help your heart! Read on to learn what natto is, how to eat it and what it can ...

new-kyushu-banner

Taste Local at JAFF – Kyushu Japan Food Festival is coming!

  Roll up, roll up to Japan Centre’s 6th Japan Food Festival! From the 11th – 31st of August we will be showcasing regional produce from Kyushu, the southern most ...

Spotlight

Come See Us! 2014 Dates

Japan Centre Near You! Events Calendar 2014

  You need not practice your cockney and brave London town to ...
Deliciously Essential Japanese Cooking Ingredients

Essential Ingredients for Classic Dishes

Get the low down on just what to do with all those ...
Free Delivery Over £75!

Free Delivery Over £75!

Spend more on the things you like and less on the rest! ...

Latest News

Tableware for a Picture Perfect Meal

Tableware for a Picture Perfect Meal

You’ve cooked a delicious Japanese meal, but how to serve it? Learn all about the tableware you need to make your dinner or afternoon tea picture perfect.

Read More…

What’s Your Sushi Idea? – Win a Sushi Press!

banner_blog_sushi

Greetings, Japan fans!

At Japan Centre, we love seeing “Japanophiles” express their love for Japan in any way imaginable, be that through making delicious Japanese meals, learning the amazing Japanese language, or buying great Japanese food. Today we want to celebrate the sushi makers (whether experienced or new and budding) among you, and are thus delighted to formally announce Japan Centre’s first ever…

Read More…

Matcha – The Flavour Your Cooking Has Been Missing

04082014banner_macha

Ahh, matcha. Arguably one of Japan’s most popular worldwide exports. It is refreshing, aromatic, energising, and so ridiculously good for you that it might be more appropriate to change the well-known quote to “a cup of matcha a day keeps the doctor away”. However, as well as being a delicious beverage, matcha is also one of Japan’s most popular flavours. Used in a variety of snacks, sweets and drinks, there are even fewer excuses for every household to not always have a canister of matcha on standby.

And so now we shall be introducing some of Japan Centre‘s favourite matcha infused recipes for you to try.

 

Read More…

Milk Plus Alpha – Soy Drink!

Milk Plus Alpha - Soy Drink!

So indulgent, you’d never guess it was popular as a health drink. Discover fun flavours and interesting recipes with our soy drink round-up. Read More…

Summer Sale Sensations! – Our Most Popular Items

original_summer_sale_banner

Greetings, Inside Japan Centre readers! As you may or may not know, Japan Centre has been holding a sensational summer sale since last Monday (14/7/2014). The response so far has been simply staggering, and many of our more popular items have already sold out. We heartily recommend that anybody out there who has been planning to stock up on their favourite Japanese foods while they are on offer does so sooner rather than later, lest they all be sold out by the time you get there!

We have also noticed a couple of stand-out summer items that have been flying off the metaphorical shelves of our online shop. We would like to introduce a couple of these items to you now, so you can see for yourselves why they are so popular and how they could made your summer even more enjoyable!

Read More…

Something Different – Regional Japanese Foods

flickr-animefx-ryokan

Have you ever been on a food holiday? One where you travel around a country or region, trying all of the best and possibly most unusual local cuisine? In Japan, a food holiday could be one of the most adventurous things you will ever do, because every prefecture has different unique, unusual, and most importantly delicious, local cuisine. Let us take a look at five of Japan’s most well-known regional foods.

Read More…

Japanese Cooking Equipment Must-Haves

Sushi chef

Like an Italian cook without a pasta maker, a pastry chef without an oven or the owner of a chippy without a deep fryer, a Japanese cook would be lost without their special cooking equipment. Japanese cooking utilises saucepans and frypans and wooden spoons like most other types of cooking. However, there are a couple of slightly more unusual tools that are just as essential in the Japanese kitchen. Read on to find out more!

Read More…

When to Travel in Japan – A Comprehensive Guide

flickr Steve-kun

So, you have decided that you cannot go on loving Japanese culture as much as you do without seeing the magnificent country for yourself. You’re saving your money, you’ve made a list of places you want to go, you’re assembling the travel companions, but then suddenly you pause, because you realise that you have no idea whether you are travelling at the most suitable time. What are the crowds like at that time of year? What is the weather like? Will you be able to go to all of the great places you want to go? What festivals will you catch, and which ones will you miss?

Never fear, brave traveller! Because we at Japan Centre hear your cry for help, and are happy to present to you this handy-dandy guide to year-long travel in Japan.

Read More…

Tanabata Festival – How Japan Celebrates Summer

flickr The Devil in the Detail

Ahh, Summer. Don’t you just love it? The sun shines for eighteen hours a day, the warm day beckons you to emerge from your indoor caves for at least a small amount of time, and steaming cups of green tea and warm sake are quickly replaced with ice cold matcha. And of course, there are the summer festivals! In Japan, the Tanabata festival is one of the most well-known and loved of the festivals. And since, until this Saturday (12/7/2014) only, Japan Centre has some fantastic festive themed items on offer, now is the perfect time to provide a rundown of the festival’s origins and where it is most joyously celebrated.

Read More…

20% Off Exclusive Offer – For Three Days Only!

Love Japanese food and love a bargain? Who doesn’t?! And if you order online at Japancentre.com from 2/7/2014 to 4/7/2014, you can get 20% OFF all food items!

save-20-july

Read More…

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 189 other followers