Highlighting Authentic Japanese Cuisine:  Washoku World Challenge in London

Highlighting Authentic Japanese Cuisine: Washoku World Challenge in London

The Washoku World Challenge is organised by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan and included on UNESCO’s on the Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. This prestigious cooking contest held its 11th edition in early November. As Luxeat’s founder and Japanese food lover and explorer, I had the…

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Nov
Topic: All things Japan
Bulgari Hotel Tokyo – Japanese Craftsmanship illuminates Italian Sophistication

Bulgari Hotel Tokyo – Japanese Craftsmanship illuminates Italian Sophistication

Bulgari Hotel Tokyo – Japanese Craftsmanship illuminates Italian Sophistication

First opening its doors to the public this Spring, the Bulgari Hotel Tokyo is the first in Japan and the eighth in Bulgari Hotels and Resorts offering. Perched in the 40 to 45 floors of an ultra-skyscraper, just steps away from the red brick Tokyo Station, the hotel is beyond…

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Nov '23
A Taste of Kyoto in Paris: The Culinary Heritage of Cha Kaiseki Akiyoshi

A Taste of Kyoto in Paris: The Culinary Heritage of Cha Kaiseki Akiyoshi

A Taste of Kyoto in Paris: The Culinary Heritage of Cha Kaiseki Akiyoshi

When you dine at Cha Kaiseki Akiyoshi in Paris, you are not only experiencing a world-class kaiseki meal but also a piece of Kyoto’s rich culinary history. This prestigious restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Yuichiro Akiyoshi, who brings with him a decade of training and expertise from Kyoto’s renowned…

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Oct '23
Chef Daisuke Hayashi’s Yōshoku Creations at Roketsu London

Chef Daisuke Hayashi’s Yōshoku Creations at Roketsu London

Chef Daisuke Hayashi’s Yōshoku Creations at Roketsu London

Yōshoku (洋食, western food) is a style of Japanese cuisine based, as you may have guessed, on Western cooking. Think egg sandwiches or …ahem …”British” curry and rice ( Kareraisu ) or Hambagu (Hamburger Steak) or spaghetti with tomato sauce known as Napolitan. Dishes that are well worth exploring as…

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Sep '23
Japan’s Top Tamago Sandos & Toasts

Japan’s Top Tamago Sandos & Toasts

Japan’s Top Tamago Sandos & Toasts

byRoni Xu Mori Roni Xu Mori, a Tokyo-based diamond and pearl specialist with a deep passion for food, has been meticulously documenting her culinary experiences since the age of 10. Drawing inspiration from her Chinese and Japanese heritage, she delights in sharing the most unique and delectable dishes. Currently, she…

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Sep '23
A closer look at Japan’s Geographical Indication (GI) label

A closer look at Japan’s Geographical Indication (GI) label

A closer look at Japan’s Geographical Indication (GI) label

Over the last ten years the importance and uniqueness of many unique Japanese ingredients has been recognised with and encoded into a Geographical Indication system (GI). This relatively recent legal framework was enacted in 2014 and enforced from June, 2015 and is similar to Italy’s DOP (Denominazione d’Origine Protetta) first…

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Sep '23
The fabulous world of Japanese ingredients

The fabulous world of Japanese ingredients

The fabulous world of Japanese ingredients

From seasonal fruits and vegetables, picked at specific times of day, to local seafood found only at exact depths, seasons and locations, Japanese ingredients are bound to their specific heritage and the landscape on which they were raised. This singularity is reflected in a cuisine where each element on a…

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Sep '23
15 Easy-To-Book Sushi-yas in Tokyo

15 Easy-To-Book Sushi-yas in Tokyo

15 Easy-To-Book Sushi-yas in Tokyo

by Andrew Gyokudari The last time my friendAisteasked me to do this exercise was in 2019. COVID has certainly altered the global food scene during the succeeding few years but the sushi industry in Tokyo remained strong withnumerousnew openings during the pandemic. According toTabelog, there are over 5,000 sushi restaurants…

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Sep '23
Tachigui Sushi Tonari

Tachigui Sushi Tonari

Tachigui Sushi Tonari

Tachigui Sushi Tonari, “standing sushi” restaurant in Tokyo by chef Hatano Yoshiki. In recent years, there has been a growing trend of more casual sushi-yas appearing throughout Tokyo, which was accelarated further by the pandemic and the lack of foreign visitors. Tachigui Sushi Tonari is one example of this trend.…

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Sep '23
“Eternal Affinity”

“Eternal Affinity”

“Eternal Affinity”

On my recent trip to Kyoto and the installation “Eternal Affinity” by the wonderful glass artist Yukito Nishinaka. “Eternal Affinity” is a unique piece of artwork created and located at the entrance of the Honen-in Temple in Kyoto, which has been in existence for over 340 years. Nishinaka’s installation is…

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Sep '23
Auberge Tokito in Tachikawa

Auberge Tokito in Tachikawa

Auberge Tokito in Tachikawa

Upon entering Auberge Tokito in Tachikawa, just 45 minutes from Tokyo, you are transported to an exclusive and serene oasis. The stunning architecture and interior design, created by renowned Japanese architect and designer Shinichiro Ogata, offer a modern take on the traditional Japanese ryokan. In keeping with the ryokan tradition, all…

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Sep '23