After one too many pigs-in-blankets, a near-empty Quality Street tin down (apart from the orange creams, we’re not mad) and Baileys running through our veins it’s time to take off the gluttony glasses and kick start 2013 with a healthy-eating plan you can easily stick to and tastes amazing. Impossible we hear you cry! No no no, there’s a reason Japan has the lowest obesity rate and the longest life expectancy in the world and in the coming weeks we’ll share Japan’s diet secrets with you.


Long-life tofu is nowadays a food shop staple, with everywhere from Whole Foods to Tesco stocking the stuff. You guys know here at Japan Centre we strive to bring you the real taste of Japan, so this month we’ve started to handmake our own organic Atsuage Tofu! This succulent, creamy tofu is a hardworking housewife’s favourite and one we think you need to add to your ever-expanding list of Japanese food you love!