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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,…

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…

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.…

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…

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,…

Sushi Kebabs & Panko Burger

Give your BBQ a Japanese zing this summer with a contemporary twist on these traditional BBQ recipes from Yutaka – kebabs, burgers, marinade, mayonnaise and BBQ sauce. Sushi Kebabs These sushi kebabs feature many of the flavours associated with this traditional Japanese dish, including salmon, peppers and courgettes. Change it up with chicken instead of…

Going Nuts Over Ginger

Ginger is one of the world’s most individual and popular spices, which has been popularised in the UK within all sorts of food and drink, from ginger beer to gingerbread men (it was Queen Elizabeth 1 who ‘invented’ gingerbread men as she used to have ginger biscuits made and decorated in the likeness of her…

An Entirely Edible Mother’s Day Sushi Bouquet

Here’s a lovely idea from Japanese food specialist www.yutaka.co for kids to make for their mums this Mother’s Day. It’s a beautiful bouquet that’s entirely edible because it’s made from sushi cones – or temaki, to give them their official Japanese name. You can choose to fill them with whatever you fancy – avocado, wasabi,…

Aphrodisiac Sushi Heart Pizza –

Makes Perfect Valentine Foreplay, Says Relationship Expert Chilean author Isabel Allende famously said: “Cooking can be like foreplay” and she was spot on, according to UK-based relationship expert and lifestyle coach, Olga Levancuka. Cooking with your long-term partner can be a real turn-on and it can also help two people meeting for the first time…

Festive Baked Tofu Cheesecake with Berries

With a creamy top and buttery biscuit base, who can resist this classic dessert? Our recipe cuts some of the calories and fat without sacrificing flavour by using Yutaka tofu. It’s the perfect addition to your holiday table or for any occasion for that matter. We’ve created a video to help out. Tofu Cheesecake Recipe using a…

Vegan Tofu Egg Nog From Yutaka

Egg Nog is the essence of Christmas captured in a single glass. The only problem is that the traditional recipe is a cupful of calories so this vegan version makes a guilt-free alternative. Serve hot or chilled and leave the rum out for the kids or non-imbibing family members. Egg Nog 1 pkt (349g) Yutaka…

Brits Go Mad For Japanese Curry!

National Curry Week takes place from Oct 19th – 16th this year and Japanese Katsu Curry, all the rage in the UK at the moment, looks set to take over from Indian curry as the UK favorite. Katsu curry is actually a take on traditional Japanese curry, originally introduced by the Brits in the nineteenth…

Curry — It’s More ‘Japanese’ Than You Think

To many people in Japan, summertime is synonymous with hot and spicy food. Spices are believed to cool you down by making you perspire, as well as stimulating an appetite dulled by the sweltering weather. The quintessential spicy dish in Japan is curry, which is so popular that it’s regarded, along with ramen, as one…

All Things Green Tea

Green tea is hugely popular at the moment – not only to drink, but also as a hipster ingredient in all sorts of things. Just type ‘green tea recipes’ into Pinterest and you’ll see what we mean. However, green tea has a centuries long tradition in Japan and its popularity is due in no small…

Spicy black pepper shrimp with udon noodles

Prep time    10 mins Cooking time 10 mins Total time 20 mins Spicy Black Pepper Prawn with Udon Noodles – oodles of noodles and oodles of prawns with lots of yummy veggies and a super delish sauce. With thanks to www.jocooks.com Serves: 4   Ingredients 1 250g pack of Yutaka dry udon noodles cooked…