Koj Cheltenham | Japanese Food, Cocktails & Whisky

Selection of dishes at Koj Cheltenham Japanese Restaurant

Cheltenham’s food scene is thriving, with more top quality restaurants than ever before including several new multicultural options. Koj Cheltenham in the heart of the city centre, offers a Japanese food menu that’s full of temptations, not to mention an eclectic cocktail list and an excellent selection of Japanese whisky, sake and shochu. ... Read more »

Top Twelve Dishes at Bang Bang Oriental

Chinese dumplings, from Xi Home restaurant in Bang Bang Oriental Food Court, Colindale, North West London

Bang Bang Oriental is a shiny, bold South East Asian food court in Colindale, North West London a successor to Oriental City, which closed down almost a decade before. With over 20 vendors to choose from, it can be hard to make a choice so we’re here to help with our top twelve dishes, and more. ... Read more »

Recipe: Yuzu Cream, Rhubarb or Plums, and Pistachio Crumble

Yuzu Cream, Rhubarb and Pistachio Crumble Recipe from The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara | Bringing Japanese Ingredients Into Your Everyday Cooking

You may already have read my recent review of The Japanese Larder by chef, food writer and supperclub host Luiz Hara. The publishers have kindly given permission to share three great recipes from the book with you. The first two, for crispy and deeply savoury Marmite chicken and Japanese-style mabo dofu are already up. Here’s the third ... Read more »

Recipe: Japanese-Style Mabo Dofu (Tofu with Spicy Miso Pork Sauce)

Japanese-style Mabo Dofu Recipe from The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara | Bringing Japanese Ingredients Into Your Everyday Cooking

You may already have read my recent review of The Japanese Larder by chef, food writer and supperclub host Luiz Hara. The publishers have kindly given permission to share three great recipes from the book with you. The first, for crispy and deeply savoury Marmite Chicken, is already up. Here’s Luiz’ Japanese-style mabo dofu. And the third, ... Read more »

Recipe: Marmite Chicken (Crispy Chicken, Marmite and Soy Sauce with Sweet Cucumber and Wakame Pickle)

Marmite Chicken Recipe from The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara | Bringing Japanese Ingredients Into Your Everyday Cooking

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Recently, I reviewed the The Japanese Larder , the second book by chef, food writer and supperclub host Luiz Hara. Good news: I have permission to share three great recipes from the book with my readers. Here’s the first, for Luiz’ Marmite chicken. Coming soon, Japanese style mabo dofu and Yuzu rhubarb crumble. This is one of ... Read more »

Giveaway: The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara [CLOSED]

Book Jacket for The Japanese Larder: Bringing Japanese Ingredients into Your Everyday Cooking by Luiz Hara

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Read my review of The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara, published Jacqui Small (Quarto Books), and available on Amazon. Enter our giveaway below to win your own copy! GIVEAWAY We have three copies of Luiz Hara’s The Japanese Larder to giveaway to readers of Kavey Eats. The prizes include delivery to a UK address. ... Read more »

The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara | Bringing Japanese Ingredients Into Your Everyday Cooking

Book Jacket for The Japanese Larder: Bringing Japanese Ingredients into Your Everyday Cooking by Luiz Hara

In his latest book, Nikkei food expert, writer and professional chef Luiz Hara introduces the reader to a range of Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques. Instead of presenting a list of traditional Japanese recipes, Hara encourages cooks to incorporate Japanese ingredients in every day cooking to bring a richness and depth of flavour to all manner of dishes. The book offers an eclectic mix of recipes that are sure to tempt. ... Read more »

The Omakase Menu at Engawa Japanese Restaurant, London

A celebratory omakase meal at Engawa Japanese restaurant in Soho, London

Pete and I recently celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary, and booked dinner at Engawa restaurant to celebrate. Located in Soho (and attached to the Ham Yard hotel), Engawa specialises in wagyu (Japanese beef), specifically in Kobe wagyu. It also has a sushi counter, and guests can choose between regular tables or stools at the counter ... Read more »

The Harro Foods Japan Food Show at Hyper Japan 2018

Hyper Japan Harro Foods Japan Food Show 2018 Picks from Kavey Eats

A new addition to this year’s Hyper Japan Event was the Harro Foods Japan Food Show, which showcased new and existing product lines from a range of producers and brands. Harro Foods is a Japanese food importer, wholesaler and distributor, and their exhibition at Hyper Japan allowed them to present some great food and drink items ... Read more »

Okinawan-Style Sesame Donuts | サーターアンダギー

Okinawan-style Sesame Donuts from Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

If you want to get to the heart of Japanese home cooking, you will appreciate Phaidon’s most recent Country Cookbook, Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu. This hefty collection of over 400 recipes showcases the breadth of Japanese home-cooking today, and is a great reference book for any cook keen on the cuisine. Read my ... Read more »