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RECIPE: Kombu & Shiitake Dashi (Kelp & Shiitake stock/broth)

RECIPE: Kombu & Shiitake Dashi (Kelp & Shiitake stock/broth)

Dashi is a type of cooking stock used as a base for soups and other dishes in Japanese cuisine and is surprisingly easy to make.

RECIPE: Quick Chicken Ramen

Fused by Fiona's chicken ramen recipe for Japanese food
This is a simple ramen recipe filled with flavour to make at home. You can easily add your own twist and don’t be afraid to slurp while eating it! The Japanese believe it makes the food taste nicer and shows the chef that you are enjoying the food.

RECIPE: Onigiri with Umeboshi Filling

RECIPE: Onigiri with Umeboshi Filling
Try this easy and fun recipe by Fiona Uyema for onigiri filled with umeboshi.

RECIPE: Salmon Teriyaki

Fused by Fiona's salmon teriyaki recipe for Japanese food
The perfect combination of flavours in the salmon and the sweet teriyaki sauce make this an all-time favourite in households across the world and on menus in both Asian and non-Asian restaurants.

RECIPE: Vegan Yaki Udon with Green Tea Leaves

RECIPE: Vegan Yaki Udon with Green Tea Leaves

Yaki udon is Japanese stir-fry noodle dish typically including meat and vegetables. We've created a vegan-friendly version with green tea leaves added to the sauce for an earthy, delicate sweetness. You can also add your favorite protein topping if desired. 

RECIPE: Houjicha (Roasted Green Tea) Chashu (Japanese Braised Pork) 

RECIPE: Hojicha (Roasted Green Tea) Chashu (Japanese Braised Pork) 

This chushu pork belly is braised in a sweet and savory sauce that includes a nutty, caramel-like flavor from the addition of houjicha (roasted green tea). Soft, juicy and tender, the leftovers can also be used in ramen, fried rice or sandwiches.

RECIPE: Genmaicha (Brown Rice Tea) and Shochu

RECIPE: Genmaicha (Brown Rice Tea) and Shochu

Genmaicha adds an earthy, nutty flavor to shochu in this refreshing cocktail!

RECIPE: Japanese Potato Salad with Sobacha (Buckwheat Tea)

RECIPE: Japanese Potato Salad with Sobacha (Buckwheat Tea)

You may be surprised to find out that potato salad is a popular home-cooked dish in Japan. Different than in the west, the Japanese version includes creamy, smooth potatoes mixed with crunchy vegetables. Here we add leftover sobacha (buckwheat tea) from your cup of tea for an additional layer of texture and nutty taste.

RECIPE: Yuzu Pickled Daikon (Japanese Radish)

RECIPE: Yuzu Pickled Daikon (Japanese Radish)

Tsukemono (lit. pickled things) can be found on the side of many Japanese meals. This simple yet refreshing recipe combines the crisp taste of daikon (Japanese radish) with the citrus sweetness of yuzu. 

RECIPE: Yuzu Foil Fish

RECIPE: Yuzu Foil Fish
This simple dish allows for the individual flavors of each ingredient, including the citrus yuzu, to shine!

Tea Etiquette: How to Serve and Enjoy Tea in Japan

Tea Etiquette: How to Serve and Enjoy Tea in Japan

Tea etiquette is vital in Japan: from the intricate details of the traditional tea ceremony to casually serving guests in your home. There are subtle rules, for the server and the guest, that have been passed down through generations and have become ingrained in Japanese tea culture.  

The Wonderful World of Japanese Green Tea

The Wonderful World of Japanese Green Teas

Japan produces much of the world's best green tea, with different varieties and quality to choose from. Let us introduce you to 9 main types.