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The History of Japanese Curry

Katsu Curry has become a popular dish amongst millennials in the past few years and is now truly mainstream – it must be if Slimming World has created a low-calorie version of the dish for their 2019 calendar. But Katsu is actually a term for the meat served with a curry sauce. The term refers…

Miso Mania

Not so long ago, miso was a type of soup that you had at Japanese restaurants or eateries like Yo Sushi. Nowadays, it’s umami-rich qualities have made it a favourite with everyone from chocolatiers to Marks & Spencer, not least because it’s bursting with healthy benefits. But what exactly is miso and why is it…

What Is Gluten & Is It Good For You

Gluten-free is a new buzzword these days. Once upon a time it was only people with coeliac disease that were told to avoid it. (Coeliacs suffer from inflammation of the small intestine caused by an adverse reaction to gluten resulting in an inability to absorb nutrients). However, many health experts and nutrionists suggest it’s not…

Organic is here to stay – here’s why

No longer a food trend, organic has become an everyday choice for many people. It’s also now more widely available than ever before, from budget supermarkets to independent shops and online retailers to box schemes. But what are the benefits of eating organic food? Organic choices often mean a higher cost, but there are ways…

The Japanese Inn Where You Rent A Cat

Japan has a long history of being of cat admirers – there’s the centuries old maneki-neko, the ubiquitous beckoning cat who’s said to usher in good luck and fortune. And not forgetting kawaii-favourite Hello Kitty, who was actually developed in the UK by Japanese company Sanrio but who took Japan by storm and even has…

Give Your BBQ A Japanese Twist with Yutaka

It’s the perfect weather for BBQing, but why not take traditional BBQing to the next level with these delicious Japanese-inspired recipes from Yutaka. Panko Burgers Many of the UK’s boutique burger restaurants use Yutaka’s panko to give their burgers that extra something. We think this loaded burger is as good as any you’ll find in…