Journal

Learn more about baking using Japanese ingredients for uniquely delicious depth of flavour

Exploring the Art of Japanese Baking

From delicate chiffon cakes to airy melon pan and melt-in-your-mouth wagashi, Japanese baked goods embody the best blend of flavour and texture

Discover Japan: A Guide to Japanese Cuisine by Region

Discover Japan: A Guide to Japanese Cuisine by Region

Japan, with its rich cultural tapestry and diverse landscapes, offers an extensive array of flavours and dishes that vary greatly from region to region

A Guide to Japanese Drinking Vinegars

A Guide to Japanese Drinking Vinegars

Japanese drinking vinegars have a rich history. They not only tantalise the taste buds, but also offer a myriad of health benefits.

A Celebration of Watercress

A Celebration of Watercress

This weekend sees the launch of the UK watercress season and the return of the ever popular watercress festival at Alresford

Sake: Its History, Flavour, Production and More

Sake: Its History, Flavour, Production and More

Originating in Japan over two millennia ago, sake, often referred to as rice wine, holds a revered place in Japanese culture and cuisine

Dashi: Making Your Own

Dashi: Making Your Own

In authentic Japanese cuisine, few ingredients hold as much significance and flavour as dashi

Japanese shiitake mushrooms organically forest grown

Amazing Umami: Shiitake

Japan expert, Thom Harrison, gives us the run down on the mighty shiitake mushroom

All About Japanese Noodles

All About Japanese Noodles

Whether you’re making a hot bowl of udon or cold summer soba, high-quality noodles are essential for perfecting authentic recipes.

All About Sushi

All About Sushi

Sushi, a traditional Japanese dish that has taken the world by storm, offers a unique combination of delicate flavours and artful presentation

Hanami: Sakura Cherry Blossom Season

Hanami: Sakura Cherry Blossom Season

The arrival of spring heralds one of the most eagerly anticipated natural spectacles of the year: cherry blossom season, known as Hanami in Japanese.

New In! Hoshigaki - Dried Persimmon

New In! Hoshigaki - Dried Persimmon

Hoshigaki, or dried persimmon (also known as Kaki or Sharon fruit), is a traditional Japanese delicacy that dates back centuries.

Umami: What is it, and how do you get it?

Umami: What is it, and how do you get it?

As one of the five basic tastes, umami is the savoury, meaty flavour that comes from amino acids and protein

Ingredient Focus: Japanese Noodles

Ingredient Focus: Japanese Noodles

Japanese noodles, known as "men" or "udon," are a fundamental component of Japanese cuisine, offering a wide range of flavours, textures, and styles.

BBQ Japanese Style: Make the Most of Your Konro Grill

BBQ Japanese Style: Make the Most of Your Konro Grill

For the most exciting (and delicious) way to BBQ, get ready for the summer with our Japanese Konro grills!

Grow Your Own Japanese Fruit & Vegetables

Grow Your Own Japanese Fruit & Vegetables

How to grow them at home, and ways to use your fresh home-grown veggies in your Japanese cooking.

How to grow your own wasabi plants at home

How to grow your own wasabi plants at home

Growing wasabi at home can be quite a rewarding challenge but with the proper care and environment, it's possible to cultivate and enjoy fresh, home-grown wasabi.

New Ponzu Sauces!

New Ponzu Sauces!

Ponzu is a wonderful tangy sauce, a staple ingredient in Japanese cooking it is made by mixing citrus juice with soy sauce, vinegar, and dashi.

Discover the beauty of Japanese ceramics

Discover the beauty of Japanese ceramics

Bring design and style to your table with our hand selected range of artisan tableware.

Ingredient Focus: Sanshō (山椒, "mountain pepper")

Ingredient Focus: Sanshō (山椒, "mountain pepper")

Sansho is a deciduous tree originating in Japan, from the same family of citrus as mandarin oranges and yuzu.

Real Wasabi vs. Fake Wasabi: How to Tell the Difference

Real Wasabi vs. Fake Wasabi: How to Tell the Difference

We've all experienced that fiery, nose-tingling sensation that comes with a spoonful of wasabi with our sushi. But have you ever wondered if what you're tasting is the real deal?

Fermented Foods - Japan's Secret To Good Health?

Fermented Foods - Japan's Secret To Good Health?

Regarded as having one of the healthiest cuisines in the world - fermented foods have long been an essential part of the daily diet in Japan

New In! Makkuroza Black Rice Vinegar

New In! Makkuroza Black Rice Vinegar

This incredible vinegar has a blend of velvety, silky and balsamic notes with a sweet and super aromatic flavour

Why Is Japanese Food So Healthy & 7 Japanese Dishes You Can Try At Home

Why Is Japanese Food So Healthy & 7 Japanese Dishes You Can Try At Home

Japanese cuisine is widely seen as one of the healthiest options in the world due to its focus on fresh, natural and healthy ingredients.

School of Wok on tour at The Wasabi Company!

School of Wok on tour at The Wasabi Company!

We had great fun showing School of Wok around our wasabi farm as part of their On Tour series