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…

Food: Chindogu Fun at Yo!

Food: Chindogu Fun at Yo!

Chindogu at Yo! This week sees the arrival of chindogu at Glasgow and Manchester Yo! restaurants.  The art of Chindogu – basically “useless inventions”, was a success in London and Newcastle, so now two more cities get to experience the fun! We went along to Yo Glasgow to play with 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…

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…

Food Review: MOS Burger, 1 Chome-3-66 Okaidohigashi, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture 986-0855, Japan

Food Review: MOS Burger, 1 Chome-3-66 Okaidohigashi, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture 986-0855, Japan

Mos Burger – Japanese Burger Chain Mos Burger is the second-largest fast-food franchise in Japan after McDonald’s but it  can also be found in Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and even Australia! We had never heard of them and after wandering about Cat Island (Tashirojima) all dayRead More…

Restaurant Review: OKO Express, 78 Queen Street, Glasgow ***CLOSED***

Restaurant Review: OKO Express, 78 Queen Street, Glasgow ***CLOSED***

Japanese food in Glasgow OKO Express in Queen Street is one of Glasgow’s original Japanese restaurants and sushi bars. We’ve been going to OKO Express for years.  Its long opening hours mean it’s great for lunch, pre-theatre, post-pub and after shopping and it’s in an ideal location in the centreRead More…

Restaurant Review: Chihana, 84 Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Restaurant Review: Chihana, 84 Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Three Michelin Star dining in Kyoto Kyoto in Japan has an abundance of Michelin star dining so we were spoiled for choice, typically though, as a foreigner you can’t book online so reservations are best made through your place of accommodation. We had drawn up a list of restaurants toRead More…

Recipe: Okonomiyaki aka Japanese Pizza 🇯🇵

Recipe: Okonomiyaki aka Japanese Pizza 🇯🇵

  This is Japan on a plate for me.  Creamy Kewpie mayo, fishy bonito flakes and okonomiyaki sauce – full of umami flavours. Okonomiyaki means ‘grilled as you like it’, and is made from seasoned flour, cabbage, and whatever you have in the fridge.  An easy and quick meal toRead More…