Friends & Links

Suppliers, sources & friends

Starting out with Japanese cookery, or a seasoned professional?
Here are some of my best suppliers, sources and friends for your information and contact.

Featured Friends

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Kai Knives – Beautifully Crafted Kitchen Equipment

Truly stunning knives, finely crafted; they originate from methods used in making Samurai swords!

Mio – Delicious Sparkling Sake

Yes, sparkling Sake! – super tasty and a perfect match for so many Japanese dishes.

Miso Tasty – Authentic, finely crafted Miso soup

Wonderfully packaged, deliciously warming and so healthy too. A great product from good friends – enjoy!

Yutaka – An expanding range of authentic Japanese ingredients

The Yutaka range of authentic Japanese food products is great for those all important core ingredients.

The Wasabi Company – Fresh British Grown Wasabi!

I love locally source ingredients and there’s no Wasabi better than fresh.

Keiko Oikawa – Photography

Keiko’s stylish photos are inspiring, and beautiful. It has been a treat to work with her for my book.

Clearspring – Award Winning Organic Food

Exceptional quality, organic ingredients are Clearspring’s trademark. I use their sushi rice and Hijiki regularly in my classes, they do a lovely virgin olive oil too, exquisite on a simple salad or with pasta.

Tombo Cafe

Japanese for dragonfly, a symbol of renewal and positive force, Tombo, is London’s first authentic Japanese café & matcha bar.

Coast & Glen Fishbox

An online subscription to regular deliveries of carefully prepared ‘FISHBOXES'. They are hand-picked daily by the Fishbox team.

Japan Food Hall

Dedicated to bring a wide variety of authentic food products directly from Japan to the British market.

Japan Centre

The Japan Centre Food Hall is passionate about delivering a rich variety of quality Japanese goods to shoppers in the UK and beyond.


A family-run business is dedicated to sourcing the best Italian produce – from cured meats and cheeses to a wide range of Italian wines and pantry ingredients.


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Atari-Ya - Japanese Food Supplier

Perhaps you have a branch of the this classic shop near you? Good all round supplier of core ingredients.

Harrods - Food & Kitchenware

I frequently demonstrate recipes with Kai Knives at Harrods, pop by and say hello and sample some creations next time.

Wholefoods - Organic Ingredients

A favourite of mine for top quality ingredients and memories of my days in Chicago. I do the occasional demo here using Clearspring ingredients.

Kazari - Online & Delivered Sushi Grade Fish

Super-fresh, delivered to your doorstep. No excuses now, for not making sushi; wherever you might be.

Fritz Hansen - Furniture & Home Products

I love teaching in the beautiful Fritz Hansen kitchen, come to a special event for designers & architects...or pop-in for a browse of their stylish furniture.

Moxons - Fresh Fish

Moxons offer a beautiful range of fish sourced from around the British coast including sushi grade fish.


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Haiku Girl – A Celebration of Japanese Culture

Alison’s site about Japanese culture here in the UK, a declared Pescatarian it includes many food articles and reviews.

Heidi Roberts – Kitchen Talk

All things food from Heidi, read her reviews of recent classes.

The Road Forks – Where Food & Travel Intersect

The Road Forks came to visit last year, we had a great day and their stories are inspiring.

Going With My Gut – An Ongoing Edible Adventure

Wen is great, she also runs Edible Experiences a great site to find foodie events and cookery classes.

The English Can Cook – Underground Restaurants

Kerstin, a true innovator & supper club writer – Read Kerstin’s review of the Global Feast, for which I represented Japan.

Eat Like A Girl – Food & Travel

I often try local eateries that Niamh has written about, read about her journey to Japan too.

Japan & All Things Japanese

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See Japan – Gourmet Japan

Tips and advice on gourmet food culture if you are planning a visit to Japan

Japanese London – Everything Japanese in London

Great source of London’s Japanese events and listings.

Japan Centre – Groceries & Kitchenware

Perfect for picking up Japanese products and a copy of ‘Sushi at Home’ from their bookshop!