The Japanese Hina-matsuri (Girls’ Day or Doll’s Festival) is held on the 3rd of March every year. In this day, families celebrate their daughters and pray for their health and happiness. The Hina-matsuri is a very colorful holiday, when families with young daughters display a set of dolls on a platform.

On this special occassion, people usually eat a colorful chirashi-zushi bowl (mixed fish on sushi rice), inari-sushi (tofu pockets filled with rice), and enjoy some sweets like Hinaarare (sugar coated rice crackers) and mochi.

Our delicious Bara-chirashi made freshly on the premises

with salmon, tuna, prawn, eggs and salmon roe is available for pre-order now for the 3rd of March. You can also find some Daifuku Mochi and Hinaarare sweet crackers in store now!

Setsubun Eho-maki

The season of our ever so popular Eho-maki is here again!

On the day of Setsubun (the 3rd of February), it is customary in Japan to eat an uncut sushi roll called eho-maki, while facing that year’s lucky direction. This custom started in the western regions of Japan, but is getting more and more popular in the whole country.

Here, at Yoyo Kitchen we celebrate the Setsubun with a special Eho-maki freshly made on the premises.

Our Eho-maki is made of 7 delicious ingredients: cucumber, kanpyo (sweet vegetable), inari (fried tofu), boiled prawn, egg omelettes, rice & nori (seaweed).

You can reserve your Eho-maki in advance, and pick it up on the day of Setsubun, the 3rd of February. This year’s lucky direction is West South West, so make sure you eat your whole maki facing this direction. Enjoy and have lots of luck this year!