COOKING

Turn Your Meals Into a Sakura Celebration by Making Sakura Denbu!

Japan always offer something special to celebrate the change of the weather especially when it comes to the food. As spring is coming, you may see various pink-colored food packaging and plenty of sakura-flavored sweets and drinks. One of the most eye-catching spring foods for me is the delicate pink and light fish floss called…

Turn Boring Vegetables into Delicious Works of Art the Japanese Way!

Japanese people are not exactly known for their vegetarian-friendly ways. After all, bacon is often not considered meat in our great nation but rather, a topping. However, the Japanese do love to make the mundane look extraordinary, occasionally taking far too much time to do so. There are several methods to go by when making…

Pouring Tea On Top of Rice? Learn About Japan’s Beloved Ochazuke!

Have you ever found yourself with leftover Japanese rice? Sure, you can make a stir fry or a pilaf, but why slum it with such mediocre food? Ochazuke is definitely the solution to your cold winter food needs! What You’ll Need luxuryhaven.co/ Rice, of course. For this, standard Japanese sticky rice is the norm. You…

How to Make Fish-Shaped Sushi That Are Too Cute to Be Eaten!

The traditional sushi is already pretty and sleek with its minimalistic design. However, there are also saiku sushi which is the art of making sushi in various creative forms. For example, the sushi can be made in the shape of koi fish, also known as carp. Check out these sushi shaped like koi fish which…

Ready, Steady, Roll: A Beginner’s Guide to Making Sushi!

If you love eating sushi, chances are you’ve at least had the thought of trying to make it yourself. The first time I tried to make sushi I was 18 years old and had no idea what I was doing – I got overexcited with the filling and the finished products were so big that…

Know Your Tofu: Types, Tips and Tasty Recipes

Honestly, I never used to eat tofu in the UK. It was expensive, and if someone prepared a tofu dish for me, more often than not it was uninspiring and tasteless. Tofu is seen as a firm vegetarian option back home and not something that carnivorous people like myself would usually choose to eat. However,…

5 Essential Utensils for Cooking Japanese Food

So you moved to a new land, got yourself a swanky pad, and are going to get to cooking some delicious grub of the land of the rising sun. You may need to stock your kitchen up on the essential ingredients, but you also need some utensils and kitchen goods! Get your Japanese kitchen up…

5 Essential Ingredients for Japanese Cooking!

If you love Japan you probably also like the food. If you aren’t lucky enough to be living in Japan then, like me, you may wonder how to recreate some of the delicious Japanese foods at home. It can seem quite difficult knowing where to start with Japanese cooking, as it can be intricate and…
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