A festive Japanese feast

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06 December, 2017

Japanese isn’t a cuisine most associate with Christmas, but we’re here to change that with this Japanese-inspired Christmas feast menu.

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An unusual trend for eating KFC on Christmas Day has emerged in Japan. Prompted by a clever advertising campaign, but proving to have become something of a tradition, orders are placed as much as two months in advance! We love Tim Anderson’s Japanese fried chicken recipe for recreating this tradition in your own kitchen. Marinate the chicken 48 hours ahead and deep-fry on the day for this low effort, high taste recipe.


A Japanese classic and ideal for both vegans and vegetarians, Sweet miso-glazed aubergine makes a great addition to any spread. It’s incredibly simple to make and ready in just minutes if you use one of the organic Japanese misos in the Clearspring range.


Particularly good as finger food if you’re serving a large crowd, are Scott Halsworth’s Aspara-bacon kushi and Crab ‘sticks’. Asparagus and bacon make a dream combo, whilst Scott’s updated take on a vintage party classic are so moreish that they won’t stick around for long.


If you’re feeling brave, make your own sushi with a little help from  Makiko Sano. Cook up a batch of Perfect sushi rice and then start getting creative. There are tens of recipes for inspiration in Sushi Slim.  Our favourites are the Monk hand roll, perfect for beginners as it doesn’t require a sushi rolling kit and you cannot beat a classic Salmon nigiri (or substitute the salmon for sea bream or avocado, if you fancy something a little different).


End your feast on Sake bombs – a shot of sake balanced atop of chopsticks, dropped into half a pint of beer and downed. Not for the faint hearted, but sure to put a bit of a kick into your Christmas!


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