Archive | March, 2010

For Goodness Saké

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JAPANESE RICE WINE SAKE

Japanese Sake is a traditional alcoholic drink made from rice, water and koji mould that has been brewed in Japan for hundreds of years. Whether you drink it chilled, at room temperature or warm, sake is a delicious drink that you can enjoy all year round.

Most often enjoyed with sushi and sashimi, sake can also compliment many other delicious Japanese dishes. Check our guide to find out which sake will help make your Japanese cooking taste even better!

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Matcha vs Sencha: Know Your Green Teas!

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The same way that British people enjoy different varieties of tea, such as Earl Grey or Darjeeling, Japanese tea also has a huge range of different types, all with subtle differences in taste and aroma.

Although all these different varieties give us a great opportunity to sample all the exotic flavours, it can also make it difficult to choose which type of tea is the best choice for you.

Check out our guide to find out more about all the delicious types of Japanese green tea:

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RECIPE: Onigiri Rice Balls

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ONIGIRI

Onigiri are balls of rice usually wrapped with nori seaweed and have a meat or vegetable filling. Much like sandwiches in the West, onigiri are readily available in convenience stores accross Japan and are great for a quick and easy snack. The sticky rice is usually shaped into triangles or cylinders by hand or using a plastic mould. Aesthetically pleasing and really tasty, they are a healthy and suprisingly filling alternative to sandwiches for your lunchbox. Read More…

How To Make Japanese Rice and Sushi Rice

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JAPANESE STICKY RICE

Some fans of Japanese food may be unaware of how to cook Japanese rice correctly as many of us are brought up only cooking Indian rice, however the preparation is quite different. We will show you how to make great tasting rice, perfect for all Japanese dishes. On top of that, we’ll show you how to turn your rice into vinegared rice to make any type of healthy sushi. And remember, there’s no such thing as sushi rice – sushi can be made from any Japanese rice. Read More…

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