The winner of our Valentine’s Day Competition wrote back to us saying:

'Thank you so much for the delicious meal for two on Friday night! The chicken and salmon teriyaki were incredible and the sushi was absolutely heaven! We will definitely be ordering from you in the future!'

Glad you enjoyed Elizabeth!!! Our pleasure :)

Edamame Bean Weekend!

Soybeans are a staple food in Japanese cuisine, and a favourite here at The Sushi Chef.

They’re a great source of protein (so very popular with vegetarians and vegans), and have a rich array of vitamins too. Truly amazing little beans!

Here’s a few simple dishes to try out with your favourite little green bean;

Japanese Potato Salad

Cut up some cooked potato pieces into bite size chunks and slice some cucumber, carrot and onion into thin strips. Using Japanese mayonnaise is important so make sure to get some Kewpie mayo for this. Add some edamame beans once you have removed them from the pods and mix up all the ingredients with a generous dollop of mayonnaise. Japanese potato salad is a great side dish and is perfect for filling up that lonely corner in your bento box.

Japanese Edamame Green Salad

There are of course many ingredients that you can use for a good salad such as lettuce, tomato, cucumber and carrots, but there are some other items you can use to give it more of a Japanese twist. Avocado is a great item to use in salads, as well as wakame seaweed which is full of nutrients that are beneficial for our health and often found in Japanese salads. Our humble edamame bean is ideal for all salads, but don’t forget the most important ingredient for a Japanese style salad, the dressing! Choose from sesame, miso or soy sauce based dressings for an instant way to transform any salad into a delicious and healthy Japanese salad.

Vegetable Stir Fry

Mix up a variety of sweet and savoury vegetables such as edamame, onions, peppers, beansprouts, aubergine, ginger, garlic, carrots, lemongrass, shiitake mushrooms or any other vegetables you like in a large pan or wok over a high heat. Use a little soy sauce while cooking to help bring out the flavours and then serve with freshly boiled rice. Try adding some pieces of tofu before you finish cooking for a tasty vegetarian dish.

If you fancy making some of these delicious dishes you can now purchase Japanese and Oriental ingredients from our online store:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Sushi-Chef-Shop