There are two types of people that live in the world: those who appreciate fine alcohol and those who don’t. I belong to the latter category. I might be able to tell cheap cornershop wine from a fine one, but if someone starts talking about tannins, phenols or finish, my face goes blank and I […]
In my previous post I only just mentioned the most famous happening of the Japanese spring: the sakura or cherry blossoming which attracts both natives and visitors from January to May. It is a wonderful memento of the cycle of nature and as such, it really deserves more attention. I gathered some information on the […]
The much-awaited spring in Japan is a busy time of the year; nature and economy revive and school’s back in (much to students’ dismay). Plum and apricot trees are in bloom, but we still have to wait for the world famous sakura, the cherry blossoms that burst into bloom throughout the country from March to […]
Whenever I think of the way Japanese people are, a lot of positive stereotypes pop in my mind immediately: how conscientious, reliable and precise they are…but then I remember that most of the time they are represented as workaholics. I recall childhood memories of films and books about relentless Japanese bosses and and students getting […]
At the beginning of December, Sushi Sei organised a special event that brought together culinary delights and historical fun facts in connection with the turn of the century business relationship between Japan and Hungary. But before the lecture could begin, our enthusiastic audience had a chance to prepare some sushi on their own. The new […]
You surely have someone in the family, who’s a real conservative when it comes to food: traditional meals with the usual ingredients – ‘leave the raw fish and the wasabi to someone else’! Well, if you’re planning to have a luxurious dinner during the holidays, here are four fantastic Japanese meals that will, without a […]
Earlier, we dedicated a full article to the wonderful dictionary of sushi: we went through the rather mouthwatering description of maki and nigiri, adding some ginger, soy and wasabi to our imaginary plate. In said post, we mentioned Futomaki – the delicious roll that will be the protagonist of this week’s culinary story.
We’re getting closer and closer to that very particular time of the year when all we really want after a long, tiresome day is to let our body and soul warm up over a bowl of steaming soup. All the better if it comes with great ingredients and offers real fuel to our shivery bones. […]