This winter’s Eat-Japan area will be scaled up immensely, overwhelming your taste buds with a heavenly barrage of Japanese food and drink. Lunchtime browsers in search of mouth-watering morsels will find it hard to choose between our wide selection of Japanese street food – with highlights such as tempura, takoyaki, gyoza and okonomiyaki making stomachs rumble all around! Sushi lovers will be delighted to hear that our prestigious Sushi Awards will return for another thrilling instalment, on top of our usual fantastic range of raw fishy treats freshly diced and prepared in the Eat-Japan food court. A divine array of Japanese confections including traditional treats, macaroons, cakes, cookies, ice cream and candy will be on hand to satisfy the casual snacker as well as those in search of something a little special to give to their loved ones this Christmas. Finally, Christmas-themed demonstrations and seminars from experts in Japanese cuisine will take place throughout the event, inspiring visitors to add a pinch of Japanese flavour to their own dinner table this festive season.
In addition to freshly made food, visitors will be able to take home Japanese ingredients, beautifully crafted kitchenware and essential cooking supplies. Wagashi traditional sweets and Dorayaki pancakes are always a popular choice for gift hunters, while Japanese-style macaroons are set to steal the show again after a resounding success last year! If none of these tickle your taste buds, why not indulge in some premium Japanese sake? Our Premium Sake Shop will be on hand again this year, and will offer a wide range of high quality brews to sample and purchase. This traditional Japanese drink has recently become wildly popular in the UK, so we’d encourage budding sommeliers, drink enthusiasts and festive shoppers alike to take the plunge and have a taste of this up-and-coming tipple!
Our well-known Sushi Awards will once again be returning for this year’s Christmas Market, with top chefs showcasing some extraordinary sushi specimens in a bid to win the coveted title of Sushi of the Year! Sample some truly mind-blowing creations, experience innovative variations on an uber-traditional dish, and vote to see your favourite sushi win the day. Without a doubt, an unmissable event for anyone who knows their ‘maki’ from their ‘nigiri’, and also for those who fancy trying something fresh and fun!