Andrew Kojima’s No Sushi

Book cover for No Sushi by Andrew Kojima

‘No Sushi’ is part autobiography, part cookbook, written by chef restaurateur and winner of Masterfchef 2012, Andrew Kojima. The title is a reference to the (gradually eroding) British perception of Japanese food being all about sushi, the topic of a conversation Koj had with his Japanese father shortly before he died. It’s also the name ... Read more »

Travelling By Way Of My Belly | Favourite Recipes From East and South East Asia

Korean Pork & Tofu Kimchi Jjigae

2020 is definitely not the year of international travel. That passtime has pretty much ground to a halt, as many of us around the world hunker down at home in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel lovers like me, who would usually be booking the next trip, focus instead on dreams of past travels, ... Read more »

Tim Anderson’s Japaneasy

Tim Anderson's Japaneasy cookbook

Recently, I reviewed Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy. Now I want to tell you about his previous title, Japaneasy. Stylistically – in voice and in approach – both cookbooks are stamped with the humour, personality, skill and enthusiasm of their author, so I’ll avoid duplicating my own equally enthusiastic approval of all four traits (warning: probably ... Read more »

Vegan Japaneasy Recipe | Cauliflower Katsu Curry

Cauliflower Katsu Curry Recipe from Vegan Japaneasy Recipe by Tim Anderson

Nicky cooked and loved many recipes from Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy. With kind permission from publishers Hardie Grant to share three of Nicky’s favourite recipes from the book with you. Yesterday, we shared Tim’s Rough Night Rice. Today, we have a vegetarian katsu made with sliced cauliflower. The ‘katsu’ in katsu curry refers to the breaded, ... Read more »

Vegan Japaneasy Recipe | Rough Night Rice

Rough Night Rice Recipe from Vegan Japaneasy Recipe by Tim Anderson

In her review of Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy cookery book, Nicky shared her many cooking successes and identified some of her favourite recipes from the book. With kind permission from publishers Hardie Grant we have three delicious recipes from the book to share with you. The first is this delicious Rough Night Rice, perfect hangover ... Read more »

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 »

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 »