New Opening: Benihana, Glasgow

New Opening: Benihana, Glasgow

Irasshaimase Glasgow! Benihana, meaning ‘safflower’ in Japanese, is an American company which operates Japanese cuisine restaurants around the world. Founded in New York City, there are now 116 Benihana restaurants around the globe. There are two in the UK already, in Piccadilly and Chelsea, with Benihana in Glasgow being theRead More…

News: Eat YO! food with useless Japanese gadgets

News: Eat YO! food with useless Japanese gadgets

The Return of Useless Japanese Gadgets at YO! YO!‘s Chindogu Menu is back by popular demand and heading to Manchester and Glasgow YO!  is introducing the art of Chindogu, “useless inventions”, to two new cities next week following a launch in London and Newcastle earlier this month. If you’ve everRead More…

Drinks News: Kokoro Gin now in 5cl bottles

Drinks News: Kokoro Gin now in 5cl bottles

KOKORO GIN LAUNCHES MINIATURES Kokoro Gin has launched a miniature bottle of its unique Japanese-inspired London Dry Gin.  Handy for trying out a new gin when you are unsure whether you will like it or not. Launched in September 2016, Kokoro Gin is made with sansho berries. These are hand-pickedRead More…

Subscription Box Review: TokyoTreat

Subscription Box Review: TokyoTreat

🍡🍭Monthly box of Japanese snacks ❤️🍬 We were invited to review TokyoTreat, a box of Japanese goodies that is shipped directly from Japan to your home. Mrs Foodie didn’t need to be asked twice! So what exactly is TokyoTreat? It’s a monthly subscription box of Japanese sweets, savoury snacks, drinksRead More…

Food Review: YO! Glasgow Central

Food Review: YO! Glasgow Central

There’s more to YO! than sushi YO! have dropped the ‘sushi’ from their name but thankfully not the menu.  The name change reflects the variety of dishes now available – everything from sushi to Osakan street food to spiced fries and even white bread sandwiches (but sadly no whipped creamRead More…

Food review: Harajuku Kitchen, Edinburgh

Food review: Harajuku Kitchen, Edinburgh

A kawaii kitchen in the capital Loving all things Japanese, we headed into Edinburgh to have lunch at the AA-rosetted Harajuku Kitchen. So what does Harajuku mean?  The Harajuku area of Tokyo is famous for being a centre of fashion and youth culture in Japan and is filled with small,Read More…

Pickled Ginger turns 2!

Pickled Ginger turns 2!

Celebrate Ginger! It’s all about ginger cocktails and ginger dishes this Thursday in the West End as Pickled Ginger restaurant celebrates its second anniversary with a Japanese ten dish tasting menu and masterclasses with Nikka Whisky. On Thursday 22nd June from 6pm until late, Pickled Ginger will be celebrating withRead More…

YO! Confirm opening date for Glasgow

YO! Confirm opening date for Glasgow

New Glasgow YO! Sushi & Japanese street food opening date announced YO! is returning to Glasgow city centre with a new flagship 72-cover restaurant launching Thursday 29th June. It will be located at 85 West George Street (where Pizza Hut was) and we have some artists impressions of the new store. YO!Read More…

Food review: Ramen Dayo!, Glasgow

Food review: Ramen Dayo!, Glasgow

Ramen right up ye! Forced into La Cheetah, the basement club of Max’s bar & grill on Queen St, from its semi-“permanent” location on Gordon Lane by Glasgow City Council, the entry to Ramen Dayo!, once you’ve descended the staircase, is suitably Japanese. Red and white lanterns hang like theyRead More…

Recipe: Chicken Katsu Curry by Yutaka

Recipe: Chicken Katsu Curry by Yutaka

You’ll probably recognise the Yutaka curry block from the shelves of your local supermarket but think that making Japanese food is all fiddly and needs lots of practice. This isn’t the case.  Katsu curry is quick and easy to make. I’ve posted below a recipe for Chicken Katsu Curry whichRead More…