Tagged with sushi

Book Review: Smiling Sushi Roll by Tama-chan

Book Review: Smiling Sushi Roll by Tama-chan

With Smiling Sushi Roll lunch can resemble great works of art, like Munch’s “The Scream,” and Rodin’s “The Thinker.” In this unique and humorous sushi book, illustrator and maki artist Tama-chan (Takayo Kiyota) shows how basic ingredients like rice, seaweed, pickles, and cucumber can be used like paint and ink to create maki that is … Continue reading

She Sells Sushi

She Sells Sushi

The other week I wandered down to the Sunday market at the Tobacco Factory here in Bedminster and was delighted to find fresh sushi on sale! I had to try some of course, and was really pleased to discover that it was not only delicious, but also a little unusual. It was the aburi salmon … Continue reading

New sushi in Bristol: Unagi

New sushi in Bristol: Unagi

As I was wandering through the Harbourside Market in Bristol on Saturday on my way to the cinema, I was delighted to find a new stall selling sushi. I bought some for lunch, and it was so fresh and delicious – just what I needed! The box in the picture below only cost £4.50, and you … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Yen Sushi, Bath

Restaurant Review: Yen Sushi, Bath

Last Saturday I went to Bath with the main aim of checking out the Christmas market. It was incredibly crowded, and by the time lunch came I was desperate to escape the festive madness for something more soothing – Japanese food! Since my last visit to Bath I’d had my eye on Yen Sushi on … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Obento (お弁当)

Restaurant Review: Obento (お弁当)

Since moving to Bristol in May I’ve been meaning to write about my local Japanese restaurant, Obento, but I simply haven’t had time. I was lucky enough to go there for lunch today though, and that prompted me to come home and dig out the photos I took back in August so I could put … Continue reading

Happiness is…

Happiness is…

…watching the sushi go round and round and round. This was my ‘happiness is’ submitted to the Last Lemon Archive of Total Global Happiness. You can see me on the left in a stripy dress, watching the sushi… I’m going for a sushi lunch with my colleagues here in Bristol tomorrow – there won’t be … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Sushi with Miso Soup

Monthly Recipe: Sushi with Miso Soup

I recently got hold of a Yutaka Sushi Kit, and thought I’d have a go at making sushi by myself. I tried making sushi once before with friends, and I wasn’t very good at it, but this time was much more successful. Yutaka also sell lots of other Japanese food and ingredients, and I decided … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 14

A to Wa of Japan: Week 14

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with し (shi) and we looked at Shimokitazawa (下北沢). This week we are looking at things beginning with す (su). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: UK Seikatsu suggested sushi (寿司), Sugamo (巣鴨 / ‘Harajuku for old ladies’, … Continue reading

Introducing: Sozai Cooking School

Introducing: Sozai Cooking School

One of my missions on this blog is to try out Japanese recipes, with the hope of proving to myself and to you that cooking Japanese food is not difficult, and can be really fun. I’ve had a lot of success so far, and am starting to get more creative with my dishes now. Japanese … Continue reading

Yo! Vote For Me!

Yo! Vote For Me!

Yo! Sushi is running a competition at the moment to win a trip to Japan. I managed to somehow get to the final stage of the contest, and now all I need is to get everyone to vote for my photo. The best thing is, you can vote once every day (if you want to), … Continue reading