Cooking the Japanese food outside Japan

by Tamaki Kashiwagi

It’s been a while since the Japanese food boom has occurred around the world. But you, the non-Japanese, might think it’s hard to cook Japanese food at home because you cannot get necessary ingredients overseas, right? Not so fast. I am a Japanese wife living in Lima, Peru, and we, the Japanese expats, manage to cook the Japanese food daily, using ingredients from local markets. It is the matter of innovation, imagination and creativity. In this column, I will show you our daily cooking to help you cook the Japanese food while outside Japan.