Stir-Fried Japanese Leeks with Miso | ねぎの味噌炒め

Stir-Fried Japanese Leeks with Miso from Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

If you want to get to the heart of Japanese home cooking, you will surely 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 ... Read more »

Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu. Phaidon's country-specific cookery tomes showcase the breadth of recipes cooked in a given country, a snapshot in time of the cuisine. In Japan: The Cookbook, Nancy Singleton Hachisu, shares over 400 recipes for traditional, authentic Japanese home cooking.

Phaidon is well known for their hefty country-specific cookery tomes which aim to showcase the breadth of recipes cooked in each country, a snapshot in time of the cuisine. Phaidon’s The Cookbook series includes America, China, France, Greece, Italy, India, Lebanon, Mexico, the Nordic region, Peru, Spain and Thailand, plus the most recent one on ... Read more »

All Day Japanese Dining in London | Machiya Restaurant

Wagyu Gyoza and Miso Aubergine at Machiya Japanese Restaurant in London, a review on Kavey Eats

Last year the people behind Kanada-Ya (ramen shops), opened a different style of Japanese restaurant, just two doors from their Piccadilly Circus branch of Kanada-ya. It’s a year since Machiya opened its doors, so I was way overdue for a visit to check out the menu. As per the popular trend in London restaurants, Machiya offers all day dining with separate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. ... Read more »

Hyper Japan 2017 | The Sake Experience

HyperJapan is a hotly anticipated diary event for lovers of Japanese pop culture across the UK.    The show features the latest in gaming and anime (including some of the latest technology such as VR and handroid) and in cosplay and fashion (including kawaii, character clothing and all manner of clothing and accessories). Additional stalls ... Read more »

Bang Bang Oriental | A Phoenix From The Ashes of Colindale’s Oriental City

This is a really happy day. I’m so thrilled that I’m actually sitting here grinning like a loon as I write this, having just this second got home from Bang Bang Oriental. It opened this weekend and I was there like a shot. Bang Bang Oriental, you see, is the replacement for Oriental City which ... Read more »

A Taste For… Tofu | Warm Tofu with Spicy Soy, Spring Onion & Garlic Sauce

You probably think you know tofu, don’t you? A wobbly block of bland, white protein much-loved as a meat substitute by vegans and health nuts. But as a card-carrying carnivore, I’m telling you that tofu is a delicious, versatile and nutritious ingredient that should be in everyone’s fridge or store cupboard. Certainly, the flavour is ... Read more »

A Taste For… Matcha

The method of grinding tea leaves into a powder originated in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), but fell out of favour in the centuries to follow. It was not until the practice reached Japan by way of Zen Buddhist monks that it developed into the drink we know today. Image courtesy of Japan Centre ... Read more »

Noodle! by MiMi Aye

‘Burma has some glorious noodle dishes’, says MiMi Aye, explaining her enduring obsession with this ubiquitous but underappreciated ingredient. As a child, MiMi learned to cook Shan and Burmese food from her mother who she describes as ‘a brilliant cook’, and enjoyed many holidays spent visiting family in Burma (also known as Myanmar), learning even ... Read more »