Hand-rolled sushi gets Brazilian makeover

Aug 7, 2014

Hand-rolled sushi gets Brazilian makeover

“Temaki” hand-rolled sushi is proving popular among Brazilians looking for a quick bite. But some of the ingredients used by local chefs, such as tropical fruits, would be sure to raise eyebrows in Japan. Low-cost sushi restaurants known as “temakeria” in Portuguese are on ...

Jul 1, 2014

U.S. sushi prices show New York is on a roll

by Selina Wang

Sushi restaurants in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut rank among the most expensive locales in the U.S. to buy the Japanese cuisine for the third year in a row. The price of basic sushi at New York restaurants was about 26 percent higher than ...

Second wave of 'washoku' wets London

Apr 17, 2014

Second wave of 'washoku' wets London

by Richard Sunley

From small, independent “izakaya” and pop-up ramen bars to high-end Japanese fusion restaurants and takeaway sushi chains, Japanese food can increasingly be found all over London. While it is not yet as popular in Britain as in the United States or Asia — particularly ...

Feb 12, 2014

Farm, marine exports up 22%, hit high in 2013

Exports of farm and marine products in 2013 surged by 22.4 percent to a record ¥550.6 billion on the back of growing demand in emerging Asian economies and the United States, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday. The sharp rise can be attributed to ...

Kyoto has recipe for promoting food

Jan 3, 2014

Kyoto has recipe for promoting food

by Mie Sakamoto

Now that traditional Japanese cuisine has been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage list, Japan is looking to train foreign chefs in the ways of “washoku” to promote proper worldwide appreciation of the culinary heritage. At the forefront is the cultural capital of Kyoto. Since ...