onigiri - why are they triangular?

Onigiri – Tasty, but why Triangular?

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“The Samurai’s Sandwich”   Visitors to Japan will no doubt have stumbled across one of the country’s many Konbini (convenience stores) and sampled some of the  snacks on offer. One of the staple choices is Onigiri, little parcels of rice, wrapped carefully in plastic. They come with hundreds of different shapes and flavours and are […]


Tea Tasting & Sushi Class with Tombo Tea

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“Tea is an intrinsic part of Japanese cooking and frequently used in several of my favourite recipes.” You’ll no doubt know of some of its healthy properties, which for me take away a little of the guilt, when enjoying a scoop of green Macha ice cream! It is an antioxidant, a stimulant if you are looking to […]


Sushi Rolling Tips in Jamie Magazine

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The February issue of Jamie magazine is dedicated to Asian food and I was asked to give some sushi rolling tips which are included in the ‘Ask the Expert’ feature. If you have been to one of my classes, you’ll know that I love to encourage experimentation when it comes to sushi. Try new ingredients that […]