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Conveyor Belt Cake

It sounds like a dream come true, but a new restaurant opening this July in Tokyo is swopping out conveyor-belt sushi for cakes and puddings. Café Maison Able Ron Ron will be an all-you-can-eat dessert restaurant and will open on 16thJuly in central Tokyo’s upmarket Omotesando area. It offers 44 covers around a 38-metre conveyor…

Yutaka Cocktails & Canapes

May has offered an occasional hint of the summer to come – a time for enjoying the great outdoors. Be it a garden BBQ, a picnic or an open-air concert, why not serve some of these wonderful cocktails and canapes with a Japanese twist. We’ve found three great cocktails which all make use of Yuzu.…

The Spirit of Umeshu

When the blossom casts its beautiful cape across Japan, everyone feels that spring has truly arrived. What better way to celebrate than with a glass of Umeshu, a refreshing drink made of ume fruit that has been steeped in alcohol and sugar.  The ume fruit arrived in Japan some 1000 years ago from China and…

Learn More About Mochi

Yutaka is launching its first-ever sweet offering later this April in the perfectly-formed shape of mochi cakes. Just the thing for spring, mochi are Japanese favourites at the ubiquitous blossom picnics held every year and also make the ideal accompaniment to Yutaka green tea. So, what is the history of these squidgy little bundles that…

Give Your Hot Cross Buns A Lift With Yuzu & Honey from Yutaka

Bring a little Asian fusion into your Easter celebrations with these Yuzu & Honey Hot Cross Buns from Yutaka. The yuzu gives them a zesty tang, whilst the honey imparts an additional depth of flavour. Yuzu & Honey Hot Cross Buns  Makes 15-20 Ingredients For the buns: 575g strong bread flour 75g caster sugar 75g…