Japanese food

All you need to know about Japanese food

You can learn everything about Japanese food with Chef Taki online. From recipe shares to kitchenware you need for Asian cooking at home. We cover everything extensively in this blog category.

Read our blog posts about kitchen hacks, easy recipes and Asian food culture. We have it all!

Chef Taki is your personal pocket chef

Helping you to bring knowledge and expertise in your kitchen. Whether you’re a professional chef, aspiring chef or just passionate about cooking. Our chef has been working in the industry for over 10 years. Therefore we have created this blog to guide and inspire you in the kitchen. Especially when you’re cooking Asian food at home. Check out our private chef menu in Cape Town.

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Slurping Through Types of Ramen: Your Guide to Shoyu, Tonkotsu, & Miso Ramen

Forget boring bowls of instant noodles – the world of ramen is a symphony of broths, textures, and regional flair. And there are many types of ramen to explore. We’re embarking on a delicious journey through three titans of the ramenverse: Shoyu, Tonkotsu, and Miso. Prepare to unleash your inner noodle master and get ready […]

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What is Umami Taste

Umami, meaning “pleasant savory taste” in Japanese, is the fifth basic taste alongside sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. It’s a savory and brothy sensation that comes from glutamates and nucleotides, naturally present in many delicious foods like cheese, mushrooms, and meats. Imagine a taste that’s not just sweet, sour, salty, or bitter. A taste that’s

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What is Teppanyaki and Why Do You Need to try it?

Teppanyaki (鉄板焼き, teppan-yaki) is a Japanese cooking style that utilizes an iron griddle to cook food. Literally translated, “teppan” means iron plate, and “yaki” refers to grilling, or pan-frying. Picture this: a glistening iron griddle, flames dancing like miniature dragons, and the rhythmic clanging of spatulas as a skilled chef transforms fresh ingredients into culinary

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