Culinary Journey to Japan

Join us on a journey to the land of sushi and so much more! Japanese cuisine is unique, varied, exciting and delicious. Rich in regional specialties, Japanese cooking favors seasonal and fresh ingredients, with delicate seasonings and presentation. Ignite all your senses with our delicious recipes and tips.

Making Sushi at Home

Our Basic Sushi Kit

• Thermomix® - to cook your rice to perfection
• Fish knife - with a long, thin blade
• Bamboo mat - a large mat with tightly wound bamboo works best. Wash and dry well immediately after each use
• Humid cotton or linen cloth - to frequently clean the fish, the knife and your hands

• Fresh fish - ask the fishmonger for sushi grade, the freshest fish possible
• Sushi rice - short grain and high in starch
• Rice vinegar - to season cooked rice
• Nori seaweed sheets - store in an airtight container in a dark place
• Soy sauce - light or dark, choose your favorite version
• Wasabi - the original Japanese version is made with fresh wasabi root, but it can be hard to find outside Japan. An alternative is to mix the powdered version with water

Sushi at Home

Did you know...

• Soba are thin, brown buckwheat-based noodles, while udon are thick, white noodles made from wheat flour. • Rice plays such a key role in Japanese food, that the word for “rice” in Japanese is the same as the word used for "meal” !

6 Tips to Eat Sushi Like a Local

• Start with the mild white fish and finish with the fattier, more intensely flavored fish.
• Use soy sauce moderately. Just lightly dip the corner in sauce.
• Eat sushi in one bite, without cutting it.
• Hold nigri sushi upside down, so that the fish is the first to touch the tongue.
• Cleanse your palate with pickled ginger between each type of sushi.
• Use wasabi lightly - it serves to intensify the flavor of sushi and should not overpower it.

Perfectly Balanced Noodle and Rice Dishes

Delicious Sides or Appetizers


One Soup, Three Sides

Ichiju-sansai, meaning "one soup, three side dishes" is considered the standard meal composition in Japan. It usually consists of a bowl of rice, one soup and three side dishes, which can be vegetables, salad, fish, meat or tofu.

Comforting and Cleansing Soups

A Sweet Touch

With ingredients like matcha, red beans, sesame and sticky're in for a real treat!

Our Japanese Desserts