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Celebrate the Olympics with Japanese Cuisine

29th July 2021

Have you been keeping up to date with the Olympics? Whether you celebrated our success in the diving or gearing up to enjoy the athletics, delve into delicious flavours of Japan to pay homage to the hosts.

The number of Japanese restaurants in the UK surged by 67% between 2010 and 2015, according to statistics portal Statista. This trend is fuelled by the increase in visitors to Japan, creating demand for Japanese food in the UK. 68,400 British tourists visited Japan in October 2019, with 72.1% of them saying the food was one of the motivations to visit says Statista.

The growth of Japanese cuisine may also be down to the increased focus on healthy living. According to Mintel, a third of adults believe that they are healthier now than they were a year ago, reinforcing the booming interest in healthy eating initiatives. A report by The British Medical Journal found those who stuck closer to Japanese dietary guidelines had a reduced risk of heart disease or stroke. No wonder it’s going down so well.

We have gathered a selection of our favourite Japanese inspired recipes for your working kitchen, not only during the Olympics but all year round.

Tonkotso Pork Ramen - view the full recipe here

Tonkotso Pork Ramen

Caramelised Miso Aubergine - view the full recipe here

Caramelised Miso Aubergine

Miso Baked Cod - view the full recipe here

Miso Baked Cod

Simple Chicken Ramen - view the full recipe here

Simple Chicken Ramen

Pickled Asian Vegetables - view the full recipe here

Pickled Asian Vegetables

Miso Dressed Greens - view the full recipe here

Miso Dressed Greens

Veggie Satay Miso Ramen - view the full recipe here

Veggie Satay Miso Ramen

Miso Caramel Chicken Wings - view the full recipe here

Miso Caramel Chicken Wings

Essential Sushi - view the full recipe here

Essential Sushi

Barbecue Miso Prawns - view the full recipe here

Barbecue Miso Prawns

For more menu inspiration click here or download our FREE recipe book, Eat Street.

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