Spring time in Japan with cherry blossoms in full bloom.

You have to feel for the Japanese Olympics Committee. However successfully or otherwise they battle coronavirus this summer, there’s still the variabl(...)

Learn how to make dumplings at the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

Dublin’s Chinese New Year Festival runs from January 24th-February 10th and heralds the Year of the Rat. Food is a major component of this festival, a(...)

Pot noodles never loooked this good.

When I was a student, this was my favourite snack. I used to make it for myself before Kendo club. In those days, I just followed the instructions on (...)

Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki is among the speakers at a new food and design  festival in Cork this weekend. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A food festival quite unlike any other in Ireland kicks off in Cork today, and runs until Sunday evening. Design POP fuses art and design and food, an(...)

‘This year the theme is Irish seaweed’,  Birgitta Hedin-Curtin, chairwoman of the Burren Slow Food Festival.

Two great reasons to head west next month: the Connemara Mussel Festival in Renvyle, Co Galway (May 3rd-5th), and the Burren Slow Food Festival in Lis(...)

Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

‘Rock star’ ramen

If I were a plate of food I’d be ramen or maybe a ball of burrata. Japan feels kind of close to home for me, as it and New Zealand are both in th(...)

Takashi Miyazaki at his  Ichigo Ichie restaurant in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

“You’re a legend, boy !” That’s how Michelin award-winning chef Takashi Miyazaki was greeted by one of the stallholders in Cork’s English Market when (...)

 Takashi Miyazaki in  Ichigo Ichie restaurant in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

They will be insufferable, those Cork folk. But who’d begrudge them? Today’s trio of new Michelin stars for Cork will do nothing to alleviate the coun(...)

Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki  at his restaurant Ichigo Ichie in Cork city. Photogaph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

There are three new Irish restaurants, all of them in Cork, included in the 2019 edition of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland, which was la(...)

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