Japanese statue at Sapporo sushi restaurant

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Chopsticks: How, Where and Why?

Silver chopsticks Japanese Food

As synonymous with sushi and Japanese cuisine, the chopstick has become an icon of a whole cuisine. From the initial introduction, to their use today, chopsticks are an invention that have barely needed anything more than cosmetic upgrades. There has been little change in the way of design and function. So, where did these eating read more

Top 6 Most Popular Sushi Myths Debunked

Sushi platter Japanese Food

When most people think about Japanese food, the first thing that tends to come to mind is sushi. This just goes to show how popular sushi is outside of Japan, especially because Japanese cuisine is characterised by so much more than this dish – for example, yakisoba noodles! Sushi is now known and beloved in read more

Cooking Style Spotlight: The History of Teppanyaki

Steak and Prawns Japanese Food

With the art of hotplate cooking deriving from Tokyo, it can be surprising to know that the modern, dramatic style we know and love is tailored for a Western audience. Teppanyaki represents a cooking style that utilises an iron plate to grill food. The clues are in its name, with teppan meaning iron plate and read more