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The most cost-effective world cuisine to cook at home

The most cost-effective world cuisine to cook at home

With UK food inflation prices continuing to rise many of us will be looking to find the most cost-effective...
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Exploring the splendours of Chuseok: Korea's bountiful harvest festival

Exploring the splendours of Chuseok: Korea's bountiful harvest festival

Get ready to indulge in the vibrant and joyous celebrations of Chuseok on the 28th...
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How to recreate your favourite dishes from Anime films and TV shows

How to recreate your favourite dishes from Anime films and TV shows

Have you ever wondered how Brock from Pokemon rustled up his delicious-looking rice balls? Or, what ingredients were used in...

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Sushi-grade fish: a complete guide

Sushi-grade fish: a complete guide

Whilst we love eating raw fish in sushi restaurants, we might not be so confident at home when armed with...
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What is gunkan sushi?

What is gunkan sushi?

Gunkan sushi has been around for decades and yet many people haven’t heard of it. With it being such a...
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Ikura sushi: what is it & how do you make it?

Ikura sushi: what is it & how do you make it?

Ikura is the Japanese word for salmon roe (fish eggs), which can also be referred to as red caviar. Interestingly,...

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How to Make Tempura Sushi at Home

How to Make Tempura Sushi at Home

Are you on the search for a sushi dish you haven’t tried before? Fancy something that offers a crispy crunch...

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What Is Futomaki Sushi & How Is It Made?

What Is Futomaki Sushi & How Is It Made?

Do you love sushi? Then how about a sushi roll that’s thick, colourful and packed full of vegetables? Well, that’s...

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What is Omakase? A Guide to Japanese Dining

What is Omakase? A Guide to Japanese Dining

The fate of your meal is entirely in the hands of the chef. That’s the essence of omakase dining. For...
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9 types of fish eggs used on sushi

9 types of fish eggs used on sushi

If you’ve ever enjoyed some sushi, you’ll likely have noticed the little balls of fish eggs that tend to garnish...
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What are the orange balls on sushi?

What are the orange balls on sushi?

If you’ve ever visited a Japanese restaurant or looked at Instagram-worthy sushi pictures online, you’ve probably noticed those bright orange...
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15 best sushi filling & topping ideas

15 best sushi filling & topping ideas

One of the most exciting things about sushi is that the opportunities are endless, with so many tasty fillings and...
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How to use cream cheese in sushi the right way

How to use cream cheese in sushi the right way

We all love a smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich, but does this soft cheese really belong in sushi?
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Masago Sushi: What Is It and Recipes

Masago Sushi: What Is It and Recipes

Sushi comes in all different shapes, sizes and, most importantly, flavours. Masago is a popular choice of ingredient for sushi rolls...

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A history of sushi in Japan

A history of sushi in Japan

The story of sushi in Japan is a long and fascinating one. It has taken many turns as Japanese culture,...
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Hamachi sushi: 4 types of Japanese amberjack sushi

Hamachi sushi: 4 types of Japanese amberjack sushi

Hamachi has different names in different regions of Japan, such as “wakashi” in the Kanto region, “inada” in Warasa, or...

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What is ebi sushi & how do you make it?

What is ebi sushi & how do you make it?

When most people think of sushi, they think of high-quality raw fish, accompanied by a neat little ball of rice...
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What is uni sushi (sea urchin sushi)?

What is uni sushi (sea urchin sushi)?

You might have seen it on a menu while out for sushi, but what does uni sushi mean? Well “uni”...
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7 Popular Sushi Condiments & Accompaniments

7 Popular Sushi Condiments & Accompaniments

The flavours of sushi dishes can be incredible. Beautifully fresh seafood or skillfully sliced meat, on a tiny bed of...

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Nigiri vs. sashimi vs. sushi: what's the difference?

Nigiri vs. sashimi vs. sushi: what's the difference?

Sushi is one of the most popular types of cuisine anywhere – and with good reason. The best sushi recipes...
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What is edomae sushi?

What is edomae sushi?

Sushi is undoubtedly delicious – and a real art form. But the world of sushi can sometimes be a little...

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London’s top locations for cherry blossom trees to see during Hanami

London’s top locations for cherry blossom trees to see during Hanami

Redbridge has the highest density of Cherry Blossom trees across London compared to any other borough.
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Why does ramune have a marble inside it?

Why does ramune have a marble inside it?

‘POP… clink!’ Ramune soda is as much about the marble as it is about the taste. In fact, ramune was...
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Can you freeze kimchi?

Can you freeze kimchi?

If you’re a kimchi fan, it might be hard to imagine when you might need to freeze it. It’s easy...
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A quick and easy kimchi recipe to make

A quick and easy kimchi recipe to make

If you’re hooked on kimchi, you’ll have wondered if you can make it at home so that you can ‘kimchi’...
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Types of soy sauce

Types of soy sauce

Light or full-bodied, floral, smoky or malty aroma, caramel notes,round, sweet flavour, deep, earthy nose… not different types of wine… we’re...
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A guide on how to use soy sauce in cooking

A guide on how to use soy sauce in cooking

Even if you love to cook, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut when preparing meals — especially if...
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Soy sauce alternatives: What to substitute for soy sauce?

Soy sauce alternatives: What to substitute for soy sauce?

Ever found yourself caught short with a stir-fry on the go and no soy sauce in the cupboard? It’s cooking...
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Japanese vs. Chinese vs. Korean soy sauce: What's the difference?

Japanese vs. Chinese vs. Korean soy sauce: What's the difference?

You probably don’t think much about different types of soy sauce. You splash it liberally over stir-fries or dip your sushi...
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How is soy sauce made?

How is soy sauce made?

We’d hereby like to start a campaign of appreciation for the humble soy sauce, because quite frankly, soy sauce is...
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Cherry blossom season in Japan and Korea

Cherry blossom season in Japan and Korea

Cherry blossoms are a HUGE deal in both Japan and Korea and it’s easy to see why. We’re attracted to...
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Korean March 1st Independence Movement Day

Korean March 1st Independence Movement Day

We love a national holiday as it means taking a break from work and getting together with friends and family...
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What Is Ramune & What Does It Taste Like?

What Is Ramune & What Does It Taste Like?

There is a mysterious history of Ramune. There are a number of different stories that have prevailed, with different adventurers supposedly...
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What is Korean new year? Everything you need to know about Seollal

What is Korean new year? Everything you need to know about Seollal

Some countries celebrate the new year starting on 1st January. And other celebrations happen at a later date, like the...
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Ramune flavours: Which flavour is best?

Ramune flavours: Which flavour is best?

Ramune is Japan’s #1 soft drink and an integral part of Japanese culture — if you haven’t tried it yet,...
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How to open a ramune bottle

How to open a ramune bottle

‘How to open a ramune bottle’ is a well-Googled question. If you haven’t seen a ramune bottle before, you might...
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The history of ramune soda

The history of ramune soda

In Japan, ramune soda is a cultural touchstone which links the generations. Loved by children and adults, it evokes strong feelings of...
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Korean new year food traditions to try

Korean new year food traditions to try

If you’re a Koreaphile, what better way to celebrate the Korean Lunar New Year (Seollal) than with some delicious Korean...
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Korean food vs Japanese food: what's the difference?

Korean food vs Japanese food: what's the difference?

At Kelly Loves, we have both heritage and experience in Japanese and Korean food and we enjoy bringing the best...
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What is kimbap & how is it different from sushi?

What is kimbap & how is it different from sushi?

Kimbap is made with cooked rice and ingredients such as meat and vegetables rolled in seaweed. It is often eaten...
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8 popular Korean side dishes

8 popular Korean side dishes

Diverse and delicious side dishes are routine in Korean cuisine. Whilst Japanese meals focus on one main dish, there are...
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10 best Korean drinks: soft drinks, teas & more

10 best Korean drinks: soft drinks, teas & more

To help get you started we have put together a list which includes fizzy milk and a drink containing cooked...
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What is yuzu & what flavour is it?

What is yuzu & what flavour is it?

‘How do yuzu?’ …let us introduce you to the yuzu fruit! Research shows that variation in your regular diet is...
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What is kimchi ramen & how do you eat it?

What is kimchi ramen & how do you eat it?

 Kimchi’s strong flavour comes from fermented cabbage, garlic and spicy red pepper. Blending kimchi with udon noodles is easy to...

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Traditional Korean desserts to make at home

Traditional Korean desserts to make at home

Pudding! There — we got your attention. Eating something sweet just makes our day a little better. A few bites...
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Top 10 essential Korean ingredients

Top 10 essential Korean ingredients

A well-stocked cupboard makes all the difference when getting creative in the kitchen. Extra virgin olive oil is to hand...
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Korean red ginseng tea: all you need to know

Korean red ginseng tea: all you need to know

Put the kettle on and get ready to learn about all things Korean red ginseng. This mighty health hero is...
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What are the most popular Korean foods?

What are the most popular Korean foods?

In celebration of Korean food, these are flavoursome dishes worth marvelling at. If you haven’t had the chance to try...
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Korean food culture: a brief history

Korean food culture: a brief history

It’s not just about food: it’s about the experience. Korean food is definitely having a moment. The world has simply...
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How spicy is Korean food? A guide to Korean spices

How spicy is Korean food? A guide to Korean spices

Warning: Korean spice is mouth-wateringly addictive! This is because it’s not just any spice. Korean food is well-known for the...

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