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Japanese Cooking

The Japanese Food Guide: Sake

March 02, 2016

What is it? Sake is an alcoholic drink originating from Japan. It is a rice wine made from the fermentation of rice, from which the bran has been removed. Although it is called a rice 'wine', the fermentation process of sake is more like beer than wine. In wine making, sugars are derived from the grapes, but in sake making,... Continue Reading →

The Japanese Food Guide: Noodles

February 29, 2016

Oodles of noodles, that's what we're all about.  Every country has a staple carbohydrate; something that's easy to produce and provides lots of stodgy energy. In the UK it's often potatoes or bread, but in Japan, it's noodles or rice. What are Noodles? We're sure you know what noodles are, but generally, they are a product made from unleavened dough,... Continue Reading →

The Japanese Food Guide: Food Etiquette in Japan

February 24, 2016

We know about the abundance of Japanese Etiquette infographics and blog posts out there, but the fact remains, a lot of the 'rules' featured in these posts are often simply the product of misinformation. In fact, most Japanese people in modern times don't abide by, or may never have even heard of these rules! It's like telling someone international that... Continue Reading →