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Like a sumo on a water-slide, summer is coming to get you. With record-breaking temperatures expected in June, learn how to cool down deliciously, with Japanese cold noodle delights at Japan Centre…
With Tanabata just around the corner on 7th July, Japanese towns everywhere are about to burst into life to celebrate. Here at Japan Centre we wish we could be in Japan, strolling around the local Tanabata Festival in our light and airy yutaka, writing wishes on tanzaku and sampling some sumptuous festival food that the Japanese do oh so well. But, alas, we are stuck here! So we’re going to do the next best thing and cook up some of our own wonderful Japanese yatai stall-inspired festival street food.
In every popular cuisine, there are three essential ingredients that make up the holy trinity, the cornerstone of flavours that give that classic, instantly recognisable taste. In Japanese food these three main ingredients are soy sauce, dashi & mirin.
By combining these three sauces together, you can season many Japanese dishes with that quintessential Japanese flavour. So whether you are making chicken teriyaki, hot-pots, Japanese style omelettes or even noodle soup, learning how to use these ingredients together is the first step to creating delicious Japanese food. Read on for Japan Centre‘s guide to the holy trinity of Japanese cooking.
Hiyayakko is a traditional Japanese dish that is often served during the warm months in spring and summer. This recipe is not only very easy to make, but also a great way to eat a delicious, healthy dish at any time.
There are many different types of tofu available and some are of course better than others for making Hiyayakko. To get the best tofu, you will need to find something fresh and of high quality. Find our recommendations below.
MATCHA GREEN TEA LATTE (HOT OR ICED)
Matcha powder is the one of the most healthy green teas out there because you drink a powdered form of the actual tea leaf, unlike regular green tea which is simply an infusion of the leaves. Matcha goes perfectly with milk thanks to its smooth taste and is delicious hot or cold. It also contains some caffeine, so it will give you an instant pick me up at any time of day.