Sansai Recipe (山菜)

As spring arrives in Japan just around the blooming of plum trees and just before that of the cherry blossom trees, the snow on the mountains start to melt, while a variety of wild green shoots start to peak through the soil. Many of these plants have come to be known as Sansai (山菜), a…

Japanese Dashi (出汁) Stock

Dashi (出汁) Dashi (出汁), plays the same role in Japanese Washoku (和食) cuisine in the same way that stocks are the fundamental building blocks on which French Cuisine is built on. Just like a white canvas to a painter, dashi stock provides the cook with a base on which flavours are built on. This means…

Unagi-don (鰻丼), Japanese Style Grilled Freshwater Eel on rice

Unagi-don (鰻丼) Unagi, or Anguilla japonica (日本鰻 ), is the name of the Japanese freshwater eel that’s grilled over a charcoal fire whilst being coated in sweet soy sauce glaze, a style known as kabayaki (蒲焼). It’s always been one of my personal favourite dishes and it’s what I’d usually order in a restaurant when…