Category: Food

14th Anniversary special tombola

14 years of Yo yo kitchen 🎉Join us in celebrating the 14th anniversary of Yoyo Kitchen on May 17th! Making a purchase on May 17 or 18  for a chance to win lots of prizes. We are looking forward to celebrating with you. See you at our store! 🎁🎊   We will tell you timely... continue reading
sushi plate with a smile

Love sushi, hate food waste

We're getting more and more environmentally friendly! Three years ago we decided to change all our plastic packaging to new, compostable containers and stopped pre-packaging our sushi rolls. One of the reasons is of course to keep our yummy sushi rolls fresh longer so our customers can get our best all the time: fluffy rice... continue reading
Japanese Kitsune mask

Japanese yōkai

Have you ever wondered why a cucumber roll is called Kappa maki? And what is a kappa anyway? Get into Halloween mood with our little guide to the most famous yōkai (monsters, beasts and demons) of Japan! One of the most famous yōkai is the kappa. A kappa is a water demon or goblin, a... continue reading
Tsukimi Rabbit on the Moon

Tsukimi, mochi and rabbits

Tsukimi, the Japanese Harvest Moon Festival Tsukimi (Otsukimi or Jūgoya), the Japanese Harvest Moon Festival is being held in mid-autumn, on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. This day Japanese people enjoy looking at the moon which is said to be the brightest and most beautiful on this night in... continue reading
Preorder our Setsubun Ehomaki

Setsubun 2022

The season of Ehomaki is here again! On the day of Setsubun (the 3rd of February), it is customary in Japan to eat an uncut sushi roll called ehomaki, 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.... continue reading
Zenzai red bean soup with mochi

Zenzai: Warm your body and soul – Recipe

Zenzai (Red bean soup with mochi) A super easy, yet filling and delicious sweet dish for the cold winter days. What you'll need (4) 1 pack of Imuraya Yudeazuki (400g) 1 pack of Sato Kirimochi (400g, 8 pieces) 320ml water Method 1. Pour 320ml water and a pack of Yudeazuki in a pot. 2. Bring... continue reading
Hinamatsuri set; set of a sushi box, Kouhaku daifuku mochi with red bean paste and Hinaarare sweet rice crackers for Hinamatsuri


The Japanese Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day or Doll’s Festival) is held on the 3rd of March every year. On this day, families celebrate their daughters and pray for their health and happiness. The Hina-matsuri is a very colourful holiday, when families with young daughters display a set of dolls on a platform. On this special occasion,... continue reading
Setsubun Ehomaki Promotion 2021

Setsubun Eho-maki

The season of our ever so popular Eho-maki is here again! On the day of Setsubun (which is the 2nd of February this year), 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... continue reading
soba noodles

Beat the heat

Japanese cold noodle recipe What you'll need Noodles (Soba/Somen) Hontsuyu Soup base Optional Yakinori roasted seaweed Shichimi tougarashi chilli powder Side dishes from our counter Method 1. Cook the noodles First bring a pot of water to boil, then add the noodles of your choice. Somen is very thin, so it’ll take only 2-3 minutes... continue reading

Sushi cutting tutorial 2: Decoration Cut

Here is our second tutorial video on how to cut sushi at home. This time we'll show you how to cut your sushi in a fancy way, with the decoration style cutting.