Hello and こんにちは！
We are Yuto and Bea, creators of Sudachi Recipes! In this blog, we share a variety of authentic Japanese recipes that you can cook at home, as well as some fusion dishes with a twist to combine the delicious flavours of Japan with more accessible western ingredients!
We currently live in Okazaki, a big-ish city in central Japan and home to one of Japan’s most famous red miso companies, Hatcho Miso!
Yuto is Japanese, born and raised. He jetted off to England to study and lived in Norwich for 4 years. He’s always loved cooking and even made his own bento lunches when he was at school! But it was during his time in England that his passion really grew and with ingredients for Japanese cooking limited in the local British supermarkets, he decided to get creative in order to create the taste of home. Despite moving back to Japan, he continues to experiment in the kitchen and make Japanese cuisine from scratch!
On the other hand, Bea was born in England, she hates to cook but loves to EAT. Passionate about anything arts, crafts and design, Bea is behind the Sudachi Recipes’ look as well as being a taste tester for each recipe. Bea will share her experiences of living in Japan and recommendations for things to do in Aichi prefecture, one of the areas often missed by tourists in Japan. It’s not boring, we swear!
What’s a Sudachi anyway?
Sudachi is a small green, round citrus fruit native to Japan and a relative of another famous Japanese citrus, Yuzu. Like lemons or limes, it’s sour and used as a flavouring rather than eaten alone. Sudachi are rarely actually used in Japanese home cooking, other than in Tokushima (where it’s grown) they are even considered a delicacy in other parts of Japan. And so we chose this name because we want our recipes to be a little more than just a ‘Japanese home cooking blog’, we’re creating a delicacy for you. Enjoy!