31st March 2017

JET Foodies

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There has arguably never been a better time to sample Japanese cuisine in the UK. From high-class sushi bars and teppanyaki hot plate dining to ramen joints and macha green tea cafes, a wonderful range of dishes can be enjoyed not only in our big cities but also in regions across the length and breadth of the country.

Some Japanese eateries have even been setup by JET alumni. One such example is Monohon Ramen in Old Street, London, founded and run by Ian Wheatley. Read his story about how Japan inspired him to become a ramen chef.

According to hospitality news website The Caterer, there has been an 18% increase in the number of Chinese, Thai and Japanese restaurants in the UK in the past five years. Sushi consumption, in particular, has risen, with the delicacy listed 14% more on menus in 2016 than in 2014. It is also the population’s third most popular Asian dish when eating out.

Given the addition of washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in late 2013 and the growing interest in Japan ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, experts tip Brits’ appetite for Japanese dishes to grow still further.

So, where should we go when we are looking for authentic Japanese culinary delights, to reminisce about our Japan experiences or introduce friends to our must-try recommendations?

Let us know on Facebook with the hashtag #JETFoodies and help JETAAUK alumni nationwide delight in a special taste of Japan at home.

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