EATING & DRINKING

No2 [Eating] How to make perfect nigiri

How to make perfect nigiri Creating rice balls for nigiri-zushi and onigiri, can be a bit of a bore. And unless you’re a trained sushi chef it often ends with a plate of misshapen sticky lumps unlikely to appear on the conveyor belt of any half-decent kaiten-zushi. But you can make things eas[...]

No2 [Cooking] Inari Zushi

Inari zushi Inari zushi are made from fried tofu that is boiled to be sweet or bittersweet and stuffed with boiled rice. When the rice inside is infused with vinegar it is classified as a kind of sushi and the name of the dish is said to come from an old folk tale where fried tofu was the favourite[...]

No1 [Restaurant] A taste of Kyûshû, in Marylebone

A taste of Kyûshû, in Marylebone Japanese food for many people means one thing – sushi. Tempura, tonkatsu curry and bento boxes may also figure, but it’s sushi that dominates. It may be the national dish, but spend a short time in Japan and you’ll discover a country obsessed by food. Dishes [...]

No1 [Eating] Harumi, the Housewife’s Heroine

Harumi, the Housewife’s Heroine Despite her status as domestic superstar (over 22 million books sold in japan, a chain of shops, her own homeware range) Kurihara Harumi still retains the image of ordinary housewife, or shufu. The celebrity writer likes to recall how her mother would rise at five e[...]

No1 [Cooking] Tofu “Hamburgers”

Tofu “Hamburgers” Make healthy Tofu “Hamburgers” by simply mixing with tofu and frying! Enjoy the silky smooth texture of tofu together with the crunchiness of vegetables with these Japanese style hamburgers that use no meat at all. Tofu is a processed food product made from [...]