From Yutaka products

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…

Learn More About Mochi

Yutaka is launching its first-ever sweet offering later this April in the perfectly-formed shape of mochi cakes. Just the thing for spring, mochi are Japanese favourites at the ubiquitous blossom picnics held every year and also make the ideal accompaniment to Yutaka green tea. So, what is the history of these squidgy little bundles that…

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…

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…

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…

When Is Wasabi Not Wasabi?

There has been a lot of media coverage given over to the topic of wasabi recently and the question of whether manufacturers are using the real thing or its poor relation, horseradish, in products like sushi. So, what is the difference between wasabi and horseradish and does it really matter? History of Wasabi Wasabi is…