Washoku Wednesday: Soba

When someone says, “Japanese food,” foreigners often immediately think of sushi and tempura. If they think of noodles, they usually think of ramen, first and foremost; but there is a quieter, healthier cousin of the bold and rich ramen, one that I have come to love – and those noodles are called soba. A note … Continue reading Washoku Wednesday: Soba

Washoku Wednesday: Ichigo Daifuku

Hello all! I’ve decided to start a little section called Washoku Wednesday to get myself cooking more, and to explore Japanese culture through the plate. Washoku is the word for traditional Japanese cuisine. Since coming here I’ve found myself enjoying an entirely new range of foods and flavours that, three years ago, were foreign and more than a little uncomfortable … Continue reading Washoku Wednesday: Ichigo Daifuku