Japanese counter-service and takeaway chain for sushi, salads and noodle dishes
With over 60 venues across the UK in London, Cambridge, Oxford, Reading, Richmond, Westfield London, Stansted Airport and its flagship Chelsea restaurant, itsu’s menu celebrates the amazing flavours of the Far East; high in nutrients yet refreshingly low in calories and saturated fat.
Itsu’s eat beautiful menu features protein packed low carb salads, fields of crunchy vegetables, delicious hot chicken noodle soups, brown rice potsus, freshly made sushi and sashimi as well as frozen yoghurt and beautysmoothies.
Sixty four delicious dishes all freshly prepared in each itsu every day.
Wagamama has been tantalising UK taste buds for more than 20 years and now has more than 140 dining establishments across the UK.
These modern Japanese ramen bars were conceived by entrepreneur Alan Yau to offer a new kind of dining experience – offering fresh Japanese-inspired food in a friendly, vibrant setting.
Hugely successful and much-loved by UK diners the Wagamama menu features a range of rice and noodle dishes, alongside fresh salads, shareable sides, desserts, fresh juices, wine, sake and expertly crafted Asian beers.
Diners love the theatre of the Yo Sushi experience, as dish after dish snakes around the room using the Japanese style ‘kaiten’ conveyor belt method. Seven colours of plates of varying prices are used to count up your bill when you are done. The brand encompasses a ‘live fast – eat well’ philosophy serving up healthy sushi dishes and other Japanese cooked foods.
Established in 2005 Barburitto is devoted to the art of the perfect ‘buritto’.
A British chain of Mexican-style fast food restaurants, Barburitto has 14 outlets and growing across eight town and cities in the UK.
Barburrito serves up burritos, burrito bowls (the filling of the burrito, without the wrap), tacos, and nachos covered in cheese sauce. Fillings include char-grilled chicken, slow-cooked pork, spicy shredded beef, char-grilled steak, and flash fried vegetables. Optional extras include guacamole, tortilla chips and salsa. Each store sells soft drinks, water, iced tea, and Mexican beers such as Corona.
All of Barburrito’s food is made on-site, with six deliveries to each store per week.
With food that sizzles and restaurants that buzz, ChimicChanga serves up lip-smacking Tex-Mex in a memorable, fun-filled atmosphere. Whether it’s a laid-back lunch with a friend or a full on fiesta with the whole gang, complete with sombreros, ChimiChanga throws full on fun at diners every night of the week.
Punchy cocktails and refreshing beers help cool your tingling tongue as you tuck into everything from spicy salsa burgers to a rack of ribs in BBQ sauce.
Colourful chain restaurant dishing up a menu of Tex-Mex favourites, beer and cocktails
Established in 1989 and with more than 60 restaurants around the UK, Chiquito is one of the UK’s best known Mexican chains.
Featuring rustic interiors, based on traditional Mexican architecture and culture, Chiquito’s walls are adorned with piñatas, plates, castanets, fans, and sombreros with the hum of Spanish and Mexican music playing throughout.
Dishes such as nachos, chilli poppers, burritos, fajitas, burgers, sandwiches, salads and steaks from the grill are served alongside a wide range of cocktails, packed with tequila and rum, and a choice of wines.
Established in 1889, Asian food Specialists Sharwood’s have been catering to British consumers for over a Century. Offering a wide range of sauces and accompaniments focusing on Chinese, Indian and Thai flavours, Sharwood’s is one of the UK’s best-loved world food brands. The Sharwood’s range includes delicious cooking sauces, pickles, chutneys, dipping sauces, noodles, Prawn and Thai crackers, poppadoms and naans.
Oriental food masters, Blue Dragon were created over thirty years ago when the founder realised there were very few products available in UK shops to help British people create authentic Chinese dishes at home.
The original range consisted of a very modest five products: soy sauce, chilli sauce, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts, however, a few years later this was followed up with dried egg noodles, three-minute noodles and a range of stir fry sachets. Since then, Blue Dragon has gone truly pan-Asian and now offers a wide range of authentic ingredients to help home cooks create delicious dishes from China, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam.
Patak’s has pioneered curry in Britain for almost 60 years and is one of the nation’s best-loved Indian brands.
Famous for its Indian style curry pastes, sauces and spices Patak’s was founded by Lakshmishankar Pathak, a Gujarati-British entrepreneur in 1957. A family owned operation through most of its history, Patak’s enjoys a prominent presence on supermarket shelves, while also supplying around 75 per cent of British curry house with its sauces and mixed spices. In addition to its range of sauces, pickles, spices and Indian breads, Patak’s has recently rolled out a range of ready meals.
The founding family, which sold the brand to Associated British Foods in 2007, still maintain an active role in Patak’s operations.
Tilda was the first company to bring Basmati to the Western World over 40 years ago and has become an international food brand selling in over 50 countries.
The company started its business selling Basmati to the Asian community who immigrated to the UK in the late sixties and early seventies. To this day Tilda is by far the favourite Basmati brand within this discerning rice-eating community.
The world famous Old El Paso brand was established in 1938 and includes a range of traditional Mexican-style foods including dinner kits, tacos and tortilla, sauces, condiments, rice and refried beans
A pioneer of easy to use recipe kits featuring dry ingredients which the consumer then finishes with fresh ingredients of their choice, Old El Paso serves up a delicious selection of Mexican fare, to bring the spirit and flavours of Mexico to UK tables.
The ubiquitous Uncle Ben’s brand needs little introduction.
Uncle Ben’s has been bringing unique flavours from around the world to UK kitchens for decades, with its wide product range featuring rice and sauces from several world food categories including Indian, Mexican and Oriental.
From ‘straight to wok’ noodles and stir fry sauces to soy and coconut milk, and more recently delicious peanut butter satay pots, the Amoy range has everything you need to make incredibly easy Asian meals.
There’s more to Oriental Food than just stir fry, which is why Amoy are a mission to open up a whole world of great Asian dishes to help UK consumers create exciting and ‘Amoyzing’ meals in minutes.
The award-winning chef behind Soho-based restaurant NOPI, Ottolenghi continues to help fans of his favourite dishes recreate delicious, restaurant-style cooking at home.
Having won several awards for Jerusalem in 2013, including ‘International Cookbook; Ottolenghi has revisited his original cookbook, simply titled ‘Ottolenghi’.
The culinary classic, first published in 2008, is inspired by the childhoods of Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi growing up in West and East Jerusalem.
A showcase of fresh, honest and bold cooking, Yotam and Sami’s inventive yet simple dishes rest on numerous culinary traditions, ranging from North Africa to Lebanon, Italy and California. The new updated edition revisits the 140 original recipes covering everything from accomplished meat and fish main courses, through to healthy and quick salads and suppers, plus Ottolenghi’s famously delectable cakes and breads.
Described by The Observer as ‘The golden girl of Persian cookery’ following her highly successful cookbook debut Persiana, Sirocco is author Sabrina Ghayour’s latest collection of recipes inspired by the East.
The No. 1 bestseller in Amazon’s Middle Eastern Food & Drink category, Sirocco brings a taste of the East to Western-style dishes in a collection of 100 delicious and accessible recipes. With an emphasis on simple ingredients and strong flavours, Ghayour injects a modern, inspirational touch to a variety of dishes ranging from classics and comfort food to spectacular salads and sweet treats.
#CookForSyria is a nation-wide fundraising initiative curated by London’s top food instagram star Clerkenwell Boy and SUITCASE Magazine. The month-long campaign which focused around Syrian cuisine involved everyone from the UK’s top chefs to people at home, all cooking to raise money in aid of UNICEF’s Syria Relief fund.
The resulting cooking, a celebration of Middle Eastern cuisine, featured traditional recipes from Syrian families – passed down from generations; Syrian-inspired recipes lovingly donated by celebrity chefs, Great British Bake Off alumni, and award winning cookbook authors, together with stunning photography, artwork and design – all 100% donated. All profits from the sale of #CookForSyria the recipe book are donated to charity – in aid of UNICEF’s Children of Syria Fund.
“Food has the power to unite people, families, communities, and this beautiful cookbook exists to make a difference. Full of colour and life, it’s packed with authentic recipes donated by Syrian families, and fresh twists from contributing chefs and cooks. It’s a keeper.” Jamie Oliver
The ultimate resource for home-cooking, Malaysian style, this collection of over 100 recipes offers an array of vibrant, healthy dishes with dazzling flavours and textures. Using simple ingredients that can be picked up from any supermarket, Amazing Malaysian is the ultimate guide to cooking Malaysian food at home, from authentic satay, aromatic curry and laksa to the perfect fluffy coconut rice.
This gem of a book is described by acclaimed Chinese chef Ken Hom OBE as ‘mouth-watering – the definitive book on Malaysian cookery’.
Devoted to a cuisine that is fast becoming the biggest trend in the culinary world, Our Korean Kitchen is beautiful guide to bringing this delicious and healthy cuisine to your table.
The award-winning title is a celebration of the food, culture and flavours of Korea produced by critically acclaimed chef and food writer Jordan Bourke and his Korean wife Rejina.
Introducing its audience to Korean food through a collection of classic and well-loved dishes the book is beautifully illustrated throughout and explores the secrets of authentic Korean cuisine. Covering an extensive range of over 100 dishes, from Korean staples such as bibimbap and kimchi to stir-fried spicy squid, sesame & soy-marinated beef and pecan & cinnamon-stuffed pancakes the book caters to beginners as well as those with a little more experience of cooking K-Food.
Following on from her bestselling Made in India, Meera Sodha returns with another Amazon bestseller (Indian Food & Drink) with Fresh India.
Revealing a whole new side of Indian food that is fresh, delicious and quick to make at home, Meera’s vegetable-based recipes are proper feel good food, packed full of flavour.
Easy, every day recipes, made using widely available ingredients, Fresh India includes dishes like mushroom and walnut samosas, oven-baked onion bhajis and beetroot and paneer kebabs, as well as familiar Indian classics like dals, curries and pickles. It also features some real showstoppers such as daily dosas with coconut potatoes, roasted cauliflower korma and sticky mango paneer skewers.
To finish, there’s a chapter on luscious puddings like salted peanut and jaggery kulfi alongside carrot halwa and pistachio cake. Healthy, modern Indian food at its best.
In this revolutionary cookbook the authors of the bestselling itsu: the cookbook (almost 60,000 copies sold worldwide) provide simple, nutritious, easy-to-follow recipes, all of which can be made within 20 minutes. Using ingredients readily available at mini-markets, they have created 100 deliciously healthy Asian-inspired recipes with noodles, rice, grains and soups. Why resort to ready meals when you can cook fresh, itsu-style meals at home in minutes?
Itsu is dedicated to skinny but delicious food: light, green and good for you. But it’s not just the calories that are taken care of; the ‘superfood’ ingredients in the recipes provide optimum nutrition too. For food that tastes as good as it looks!
Moving to London from Singapore as a student, Shu Han Lee was homesick and hungry. In a bid to recreate some home comforts she started teaching herself to cook the food she’d grown up with – Singaporean and Malaysian dishes, with a strong Chinese influence from her Hokkien Chinese mother. These recipes, from her mother’s sesame oil chicken to ox cheek and venison rendang, are ones you will want to make time and time again and have helped Shu’s book become Amazon’s No.1 Bestseller in the Thai Food & Drink category.
From perfect midweek suppers rustled up in less time than it takes to order a takeaway to more adventurous projects, best saved for the weekend, Rice & Chicken features an wonderful array of Southeast Asian food – fresh, easy and full of unforgettable flavours.