Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays and Happy New Year, Hope everyone is having a wonderful time, I've seen this beautiful adorable video and would like to introduce you,

Best holiday wishes xx

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mind food 2 - Food for Thought

I've read an book by James Allen, he wrote very interesting things I'd like to share with you.

"Change of Diet will not help a man who will not change his thoughts, when a man makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires inpure food. If you perfect your body, guard your mind, if you would renew your body, beautify your mind. Thoughts of malice, envy, and disappoinyment, despondency rob the body of its health and grace." 

This opened my mind! Gratitude :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I now am a Certified Sake Sommelier :)

I've become a certified Sake Sommelier a month ago, and the news letter I've received printed people who attended the courses with me, and also my comments.
Here is the link for the web page.

I was really amazed to find out How delicious and flavoursome Sake is, and I wish I will be able to organise Sushi and Japanese cooking classes combined with Sake tasting in the near future!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Love this Teppanyaki Chef performance!

I used to work at Benihana Resturant in London, I really had good time watching chefs performing in front of guests. I had so much fun watching it!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Coconut milk Rice Pudding

Hi, how's everyone doing with this cold weather in UK? I made delicious coconut milk rice pudding with Azuki beans.Cook a cup of seamed rice with l/4 cup water and 3/4 long life coconut milk with sugar or honey, cinamon, and nutmeg until rice expands, and served with ready made azuki an. Yum!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sushi Etiquette!?

I've seen this funny Sushi Etiquette Videos on Youtube, and I would like to share with you!
It is so funny that I would recommend to check this out.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Home made Plum wine - umeshu - Now ready to sip :)

I prepared this plum wine in June this year 2010, and now it is ready to sip.
I made one with Japanese sake, and another is made with shouchu.
The one with Sake is light flavour, and the latter has got more flavour and depth, and taste colourful.

Umeshu has citric acid, and more mineral than mineral water, and helps digestion, and release tiredness.
The left one is with Sake, and the right is with shochu, they have different colour. Amazing! Sake has around 13-14% of alcohol, and shouchu has 20%.

There is a Group Master Sushi Class on 28th Nov 2010, Please join me Sushi Making :)
And There is a group Sushi Making class on 11th Dec,

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mind food - Food for Thought

Live mindfully, & Have no regrets

Visit for more insight by Cheryl Janecky

Leave your past, your ancestors and family habits behind: Live your OWN DESTINY!!

"Do not fear to be
eccentric in opinion,
for every opinion now
accepted was once eccentric."

Bertrand Russell

3 Deepest Regrets at the final stage of life: Hospice.

1.) Working really hard long hours accomplished few lasting rewards, beside a paycheck. Common comments: "I regret doing what others expected of me and not living a life true to myself and following what I love. I regret allowing my earlier education and a secure job to entrap me. I regret working so hard for approval and rewards from others. They really didn't care about me or matter now."

"You can end half
your troubles
immediately by no
longer permitting
people to tell you
what you want."

Vernon Howard

INSIGHT: "Working hard" means doing a job you don't like-usually for money. The effort it takes to continue working for a paycheck builds resentment, judgment and blame. That continual stress dampens life down to mediocre. "Tolerating" spills over - and kills enjoyment in other areas of life too. The stress eventually results in dis-ease - and then choices are no longer available. Once health is gone, so are options.

SOLUTION: Passionately doing what you love - enlivens and enriches your life. Time spent is not wasted nor regretted later.

"An undisciplined mind
leaks vital energy in a
continuous stream of
thoughts, worries, and
skewed perceptions,
many of which trigger
disturbing emotions and
degenerative chemical
processes in the body."

Connie Grauds, RPh

2.) Most did not find happness: Thoughts are commonly about 70% negative and redundant old habits - until new choices are made. Most regretted how little of their life was happy. Common comments: "I seldom vacationed or played just for the fun of it-even with my kids and pets. I seldom laughed and I regret not expressing my feelings honestly; and pretending to get along and not 'rock the boat.'"

"Is it not strange
that we fear most
that which
never happens?"

Napoleon Hill

INSIGHT: The fear of change and losing what you have accumulated often leads to the self-deception that "I'm content," when you are not. Living a lie is deadly - it kills relationships quick. Not being honest with yourself means you cannot be honest with others. Open honest communication is the foundation of working with others - especially true of a mate and companion. The stress builds until an illness or erupting anger changes everything -for the worse.

SOLUTION: Choose to be happy and insist on it. Ignore what you do not like and give what you love your full attention. Speak your truth honestly about how you feel. Those that cannot live with your authentic self are no loss to your well-being.

"Some day the
medical profession
will wake up
and realize that
unresolved emotional
issues are the main
cause of 85% of
all illnesses.

When they do,
EFT will be one of
their primary
healing tools
.... as it is for me."

Eric Robins, MD

3.) Making a living, and not relationships, is of primary importance in many cultures. Common comments: "I regret not enjoying my kids and spending time with my whole family. I regret not maintaining my friendships and activities. I wish I had stayed in touch with my older friends through the years."

"Not doing what
your heart desires
is like having a
"near life" experience."

Bob Luckin

INSIGHT: Once caught up in your own busy life, it is easy to let friendships slip away. If living is more "tolerating" than enjoyment - there is not much energy or interest in spending time in activities with others. Movies and TV are escape - not relating. At the end of life - nothing matters more than loving relationships.

SOLUTION: Relationships are a choice you make by setting priorities and spending time with others -- and sharing in their lives. Most were taught to "get the job done first" and play later...yet playtime seldom arrives. Make a plan and set time aside for friends and family daily. Your happiness depends on your relations with others - from family to work to activities.

"Laughter is prayer. If you can laugh you have learnt how to pray. Don't be serious; a serious person can never be religious. Only a person who can laugh, not only at others but at himself also, can be religious. A person who can laugh absolutely, who sees the whole ridiculousness and the whole game of life, becomes enlightened in that laughter." OSHO

Living the Dream

At the end of life - it is not money and status that made life worth living, but the moments spent with loved ones and accomplishing your own personal dream. Why not live that life now and avoid regrets later?
The most common regrets -- "...not living my life in my own way." That also meant: "....not having the courage to be me and share how I feel; and not maintaining loving, happy relationships."

"Be awake to
the fact that within
the Way there always
exists two paths, the
path of what is and the
path of what can be.

Through the choices
you make and the actions
you take, you can travel
the path or not.

It is up to you."

Stuart Avery Gold, "ping"

Life is a series of choices and it is YOUR life to choose what feels right to you. It is a choice to be mindful and to choose wisely, choose honestly from your heart, and to choose happiness.

"A good system
shortens the road
to the goal."

Orison Swett Marden

Design a Plan
Make many small changes in your daily habits - and begin new routines. It won't be long before you are living more genuinely and authentically YOU. The real you. Your destiny - and not the plan from prior generations. And on your death bed - you will be at peace and happy - ready to begin a new adventure. No regrets, no sadness. Living a life of Good Fortune assures a happy ending.

Good Fortune,

Cheryl Janecky

P.S. Find clarity on topics that impact your happiness.

Decisions become the road-map of your destiny. They are often made outside awareness. If you feel limited and frustrated - it's an old decision blocking you. Solve that problem in a few simple steps and free up your creativity and future. Decisions: Winning or Losing?

Finally a quick, easy fun guide to Stress Free Relationships - only one step to relieve stress - no matter what. This is a great practical "how to" guide you can do easily and a guaranteed plan you'll enjoy. Your health & wellness depend on your relating skills. This is a great practical "how to" guide you can do easily today

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

After Super Size me!

Do you remenber the TV programme "Super size me" - He ate Fastfoods for 30 days? He tells us really interesting story!

Full story Watch it here!Click!

I love reading and researching about health information - what is good for us, and I really appriciate what he talked about in this interview here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Summer is over here in UK

Summer is over here in UK, but I have some photos form Rose gardens in Regent Park to cheer me & you up..

Hi Ya! It's me
                                                    This Rose had lemony fragrance.
                                          Organic?? Chamomile in Regent Park, I picked (Secret ;D) one Chamomile root, and planted on the pot on the window sill, but it didn't grow........

                                          at Regent Park

Sushi Master class on 2nd Oct, join sushi making @

Japanese Sake - Dassai

This sake called " Dassai" is my favorite Sake, it is light and fruity.
I highly recommned to sip this "Dassai", probably you could find at Zuma or Nobu.

Sake Tasting Adventure with SushiQueen

Brewer says, "We brew sake for sipping, not sake for drinking, nor sake for selling."

I recommend you try Ginjo Sake, Junmai ginjo, and Daiginjo,
they are served cold, usually and taste is aromatic, so clean and pure...
If you would like Dassai sake, please contact us
Tel - 07727684677

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thank you for visiting my Blog

Plum wine - Umeshu

One hot June afternoon I made plum wine, I found Japanese look alike Ume-plums in Asian shops on Kirburn High Road, London, and found reasonable crystal sugar in a turkish shop, and shochu in a korean shop! I made one with Japanese Sake, and one with Korean shochu.

These are the photos that I took.
Plum wine is almost ready, I will taste it on Monday, and post the photos of my home made Umesyu.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Chirashi sushi

I like chirashi sushi, whenever I get bits of sliced differnt kinds of fish, I scatter them on the sushi rice with roasted sesame, and pickled ginger.
I did a take away this delicious chirashi from local Atariya sushi bar.
Tuna was disappointing, though I had delicious tuna two months ago there. I think I have to eat sushi there in front of sushi chefs!

Sushi Lesson @

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rice cookers - How to prepare Sushi rice

My grandparents had this Okama, and they used to cook rice with it when I was little.
These are the picture of Okama cooked with frame.

And after a while, I remember my parents bought Gasu-kama which uses Gas. In UK, some Japanese restaurants still use this type of rice cookers. The quality of rice is better cooking with this type of rice cooker than electric rice cookers.

I have used this type of rice cooker at the restaurant in London.
This type is an industrial use for rice cooking.

This is the latest type of rice cooker we use in Japan nowadays.
It is electric, and has got a timer so that we could set the time we would like the rice ready and we set it usually for breakfast and dinner time, and expensive type of rice cookers cook brown rice etc.

I have seen this type of rice cooker in the shop in China town.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Plants in Physics Garden

In Physics Garden, Plants and trees are from all over the world, but they are planted really spontaneously, and I like the way they planted, it is just like London, there are people from all over the world living in the city!

Physics Garden is An Oasis in the city, and when closing time, the exit door looks like a normal door, and when I came out of the exit door, I felt like I was in the wonderland or somewhere very special ;D