Saturday, 13 May 2017

CUISINE REVIEW: Junk Food Japan - Scott Hallsworth

Release Date: 06/04/17
Publisher: Bloomsbury


Packing a heavy punch and offering a fresh new look at Japanese food, Kurobuta prides itself on reworking the 'Iazakaya', Japanese pub style of relaxed eating and drinking. Kurobuta serves 'insanely delicious delicacies' (Jay Rayner, The Observer). Food that is both Incredibly inventive yet comfortingly familiar – signature dishes include Barbequed Pork Belly, with a Spicy Peanut Soy Sauce, Tea Smoked Lamb, and Kombu, Roasted Chilean seabass – food full of flavour, achievable to create at home and guaranteed to wow friends, family and hungry gatecrashers.

Chapters with titles such as Snack, Junk Food Japan, Significant Others, Something Crunchy and On the Side give an idea of the gastronomic fun that is to be found within. Featuring approximately 100 recipes brilliantly showcasing Scott's wild and inventive style, Junk Food Japan will present Japanese classics with twists and turns, even in the Sushi and Sashimi sections, alongside a selection of new, stunning Scott-conceived dishes, including Tuna Sashimi Pizza and Wagyu beef sliders.

Superb photography from legendary photographer David Loftus will feature throughout.


In todays modern world, I love the chance to try not only what many refer to as foreign food but get to revel in the various flavours that are brought to my palette.

This book from Scott, is a title that really has opened my eyes to Japanese Cuisine with a huge selection of recipes (demonstrating that its not all sushi) as well as an easy step by step guide to make it a real household treat. Its beautifully put together with beautiful photography to show the food off and of course presented for ease by catagory.

All round a wonderful book and one that I'll be using for quite some time to come.

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