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Christmas In Japan

Japan’s main religion is Buddhism which means that Christmas is less of a religious festival and more of a reason to get together with family, eat great food and create lots of quirky festive things. Here’s a quick look at some. Christmas Cake Japanese Christmas Cake is totally different to the good old British fruit…

Yutaka Joins Forces with International Tree Charity

As part of its ongoing commitment to a healthier planet and healthier people, Yutaka has joined forces with conservation organisation www.onetreeplanted.org – a non-profit organisation focusing on reforestation. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be paying for our first 5000 trees to be planted in Indonesia over the coming months.   Why are trees important? Without…

Quick & Easy Japanese Xmas Party Food from Yutaka

If you’re looking for quick and easy yet innovative recipes for making party food with a twist this Christmas, Yutaka has lots to offer with its Japanese finger food recipes. Yutaka is the home of quality Japanese food and its website is packed with recipe ideas that are perfect for parties. They’re great value too,…

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…