Sep 14

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Learning how to make udon from my uncle!

Taste was great!!

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Sep 14

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Japanese red rice. My mothers is the best chef in the world. 母のお赤飯。さすがに美味しい!



二科展に入賞した聖子おばちゃんの写真を見に行った帰りに中華料理屋さん。ロンドンではこれが中華!と言うお店に出会ったことがないので、とても満足でした。行列ができるほどのお店。This Chinese restaurant in Nogizaka in Tokyo was so tasty!

日本夏休みの最後の日。お刺身たくさんとビールと日本酒で。。。あー、いいですね。The last day of holiday in Japan. Full of sashimi, Japanese beer and sake. A perfect evening. Xx


A classic Japanese tapas for dinner x


This is Japanese breakfast buffet at the Tokyo disneyland hotel. Actually we eat a lot In the morning. Not sure British people can eat this much?! 日本のホテルの朝ごはん。ビュッフェスタイルで、種類がたくさん!私の知っている英国人達はコーヒーとトースト。この朝ごはんを見てどうおもうでしょうか?リオンは喜んでたくさん食べていました。






Sep 14

Holiday in Japan 3

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Had a great time in Japan with all my family. I have more than 20 cousins in Japan and didn’t have much time to meet them all but had a quality time with me parents and my closest cousins. 2年ぶりの日本。二家族で25人のいとこを持つわたしは、みんなに会いたいと思っても今回はちょっと無理でした。。。。兄妹ののように育った雅彦とともチャン家族と楽しい2週間を過ごしました。

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Sep 14

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Having a hot noodles in hottest weather is great. 暑い夏に熱いすき焼きうどん。汗を書きながら食べるのが最高!


This is a most classic Japanese dessert from 1930s. Served with Non-centrifugal cane sugar Syrup.


おばあちゃんが息子のリオンに作ってくれた朝ごはん。Japanese breakfast for Leon x


Japanese pasta with bonito and octopus 



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Leon is enjoying Japanese breakfast.

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I have more than 25 cousins… And we have more than 2 children each… This is small part of my family.

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Aug 14




Wagyu for our dinner. Everybody loved It! It was so smoky so I needed goggles. A fantastic evening! Xxx


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Aug 14

Homemade Frozen Foods Part 2 ‘chicken’

Steam chicken salad

This steam chicken salad is a perfect salad for this summer.


  • Chicken breast
  • Spring onion
  • Ginger
  • Salt
  • Pepper




  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated sesame seeds
  • Pinch of sea salt


Mix all together.


1. Poke chicken with fork so heat go through quickly.


2. Place chicken in a bowl, and add chicken, ginger, and spring onion, pinch of salt and pepper and Clim film it to make sure it sealed.
3. Put in microwave for 4 mins and leave it for another 3 mins.
4. Remove chicken from a bowl and let it cool down.


5. Sliced chicken very finely or tear it a part with hands.



No need to use all of the chicken at once!

How to chicken freeze

Keep a handful of chicken and you can keep rest in freezer.

Might be nice to wrap in Clim film in smaller portion so you can just take one out whenever you need.


6. Hand full of bean-starch vermicelli in a boiling water for 2 mins and drained. Rinse it well.
7. Add bean-starch vermicelli and few slice of cucumber and tomatoes and add them all together in a serving bowl.
8. Add the sauce and ready to eat.


Hope you have enjoy your summer dishes.

Aug 14

Prawn miso soup.


Cooked miso soup with prawn. Great Dashi flavour and I can eat everyday x

Also, I have a memory about this soup.

When I was child, I went sushi restaurant with my dad. I was eating prawn sushi. Sushi chef saw me and he thinks I was really enjoying eating prawn then he cooked me prawn head miso soup just for me to service! It was amazing prawn dashi taste and I never forget that lovely memory.


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Looks like pineapple… But bought it at the flower shop. Thought I can eat it but actually it’s a flower! Looks lovely to have it in the living room x

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Jul 14

Homemade Frozen Foods Part 1 ‘Rice’

I have a restaurant, a cooking class and am writing a cookbook… pretty busy and I am very lazy.
But, I have children so have to make food everyday.
I am not perfect! But I love food so I will show you some of my frozen food techniques.
I am not strict about food but I try to give my children home made dishes.

How to rice freeze

In Japan, freezing rice is very common because a lot of people eat rice everyday.

Young people especially like to cook a lot of rice at once and then separate it into many dishes and freeze.

If you are coming back home late or just feeling lazy then this will be very useful!

1. Cook the rice as usual.

2. Wrap an individual portion of rice in cling-film. Do this for all of the rice you have cooked.

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3. Put the cling-film wrapped rice packets into the freezer.

4. Some time later, take out the wrapped rice and just put the whole thing in the microwave for about 4 minutes or until it is hot all the way through. Also, you can use within a month.

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