Written by yuri

Lotus Root Health Benefits & Recipe

By yuri, Posted on 29/05/2017

Lotus root

I was excited to find lotus root in Australia, which is one of my favourite vegetables! I would like to share with you all about the lotus root, its many health benefits, and how to cook it at home. Have you seen lotus root before? Lotus root, as the name suggests, is the root of lotus […]


Neil Perry’s new dishes at Sake Restaurant & Bar

By yuri, Posted on 15/05/2017

neil perry

Washoku Lovers met Chef Neil Perry at Fire 2.0, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and we were very fortunate to have the great opportunity to see him again and try his new dishes at Sake Restaurant & Bar at The Rocks. First of all, I was very interested to […]


Marrying unique sushi with white wine at Toshiya, Cremorne

By yuri, Posted on 27/04/2017

Toshiya, Japanese restaurants, at Cremorne

Toshiya-san, of Toshiya Japanese restaurant, proudly says “we just released the new sushi menu”, and I can’t wait to try his new creation! I took my parents, who are visiting from Japan, to Toshiya to try the Spicy Lobster Volcano Roll and some nigiri sushi! My mum was excited to see this plating as she […]


5 reasons why Japanese Food, washoku, is very healthy

By yuri, Posted on 18/04/2017

Japanese food, well balanced meal

You must know Japanese food is healthy, right? But, did you know there are 5 reasons why Japanese food is good for your health? Some people don’t care abut what they are eating, but I believe that people are coming to Washoku Lovers (thank you for visiting!) because you care about the food you eat, and […]


Australia gets 2 restaurants in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017

By yuri, Posted on 09/04/2017

On April 5, all the chefs present in Melbourne, Australia for the awards ceremony had butterflies in their stomach as they waited for the announcements of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017! Held at the beautiful heritage Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, it was only the second time the Awards have been hosted outside London after […]


Fire 2.0 at MFWF 2017

By yuri, Posted on 05/04/2017

Washoku Lovers was really excited to go to Fire 2.0 at Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF), 2017. Held in Melbourne’s House of Food & Wine which is located in one of Melbourne’s wonderful little side streets, Fire 2.0 was a mini food and wine festival all of its own. The exciting and notable difference being that some of Australia’s […]


Master class with Japanese chef Zaiyu Hasegawa at MFWF 2017

By yuri, Posted on 05/04/2017

Master class at MFWF (Melbourne Food and Wine Festival), 2017 with Japanese chef Zaiyu Hasegawa was held in Deakin Edge, Federation square. Zaiyu Hasegawa’s Tokyo restaurant Den has developed a cult following in Japan and abroad for its playful take on modern kaiseki (Japanese traditional cuisine). He showed us how to make Monaka, a specilialty […]


Washoku Lovers 2nd Birthday!

By yuri, Posted on 08/03/2017


It’s been 2 years today since I started Washoku Lovers on March 9th in 2015! Happy Birthday Washoku Lovers! My passion to introduce Japanese food culture to all my friends is getting bigger and bigger. I’m always excited to see how many people sign-up to Washoku Lovers, what Washoku Lovers benefits you like and how […]


Let’s make Origami for the Hinamatsuri, girls festival!

By yuri, Posted on 28/02/2017

This is the easiest way to make Origami for the Girl’s Festival which is one of Japan’s annual festivals on the 3rd of March! It’s a day dedicated to celebrating girls and women, and has a lot of traditional elements to it. Of course there are specific food eaten on the day, but before eating […]


Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 announced in Bangkok!

By yuri, Posted on 26/02/2017

Washoku Lovers was proudly invited to the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 Awards, held in Bangkok, to support the Japanese chefs and the chefs who use Japanese ingredients outside of Japan. I was hoping Australia would be included in these awards, but unfortunately no Australian restaurant was featured in the top 50. Asia covers a number […]