From January, 2018

Setsubun Is Fun

When it comes to Asian celebrations in February, most people think about Chinese New Year, which takes place on the 16th of the month this year. However, Japan has a great festival that also happens in early February and falls on Saturday 3rd this year. It’s called Setsubun, which translates as ‘change of seasons’ and…

Bring on Ching

Yutaka introduced its wonderful range of edamame & soybean noodles last year inspired by TV chef Ching-he Huang. We thought you might like to know a little more about the lady behind the name. Ching is an International Emmy nominated TV chef & cookery author who has become an ambassador of Chinese cooking around the…

Why Japanese Live Longer

Here at Yutaka, we recently looked at food trends for 2018 that draw on Asian culture (see Asian Trend 2018). It was noticeable that many of these were also healthy. In fact, a report by the British Medical Journal published in 2016, cited diet as the major factor in the longevity of the Japanese population.…