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Get in The Pink with Japanese Girls’ Day

No-one is left out in Japan when it comes to celebratory days. There are days dedicated to elderly people, adults, the labour force and children, to name but a few. As if those weren’t enough, there’s also a boy’s day and, this Saturday on March 3rd, it’s Hinamatsuri, which is just for the girls.  …

WA on WABI

Hot on the heels of our success at the BBC Good Food Show, we’re heading to London for an exciting new show called WABI. The aim of WABI is to showcase all things Japan and we’re excited not only to be taking part, but also to be one of the major sponsors. As well as…

Sayonara Europe Sushi Search

International Sushi Day from Croque en Bushi to Bratwurst Nigiri International Sushi Day takes place on Sunday June 17th, 2017. Last year Yutaka, the UK’s largest producer of authentic Japanese food, launched a search to find Great British Sushi, which resulted in delights such as Deep Fried Haggis Onigiri and Cream Tea Sushi Scones. This year,…

Chinese New Year

The Chinese celebrate the Year of the Rooster in 2017. Their official new year begins on Saturday 28th January and ends on 15th February 2018. Also called the Spring Festival, because the dates are governed by the Chinese lunisolar calendar, they change every year. We take a look at some of the traditions surrounding the…

Yutaka’s Sushi Graduates

Part of the induction process at Yutaka is to ensure employees know how to make sushi. It’s a tough old life, isn’t it? Marie, James and Colin headed off to North London for a crash course in becoming a sushi chef. Marie explains what they learnt. What did you learn? We learnt how to prepare…

Yes Chef! An Interview with Chef Masayoshi Kitagata

If you come along to our stand (F810) at the BBC Good Food Summer Show in June, you’ll get a chance to learn how to make sushi from an internationally renowned sushi chef – Masayoshi Kitagata. But he’s also known as Danny. So what was the driving factor that made him choose a career in…