January 28, 2022

About Us

The Best Japanese Team is a collection of friends, Japanese expats, and Japanese second-generation. Most of our writers met in Nagoya, Japan (or are from Japan) and some of us have moved or returned to the UK. We are keen to use this site and our social media accounts (currently Facebook and Instagram) as a platform to share and exchange our knowledge on Japanese food and culture. Ultimately we wish to create a global community who want to discover more about Japanese culture and we hope to make an introduce current Japanese attitudes, lifestyles and trends.

What the Best Japanese Team do

Are you trying to figure out which sushi restaurant to visit in London tonight or perhaps a ramen restaurant in Manchester? Maybe you are looking for a supermarket that sells ingredients so you can make Japanese dishes at home? Perhaps you are searching for a Japanese language school in Brighton or a Japanese Culture society in Bristol? For all of the above and more, we hope to provide the information you need. Last but not least, we want to showcase the new trends and innovations taking place in Japan.

Authentic Japanese food and recipes

Many restaurants use the word “authentic” when describing their Japanese dishes. There are also a lot of online recipes especially on Instagram that use this adjective. For many Japanese people or people who are knowledgeable about Japanese cuisine, these “authentic” dishes or recipes unfortunately look nothing like the ones seen in Japan.

Therefore, our first goal is to increase knowledge of traditionally made Japanese food. We’ll focus on Japanese restaurants, cafes, bars and recipes who take care to use the same preparation methods and ingredients used in Japan. In addition, we are not against progress and experimentation. New cooking methods and local ingredients can make new dishes that taste better than original ones. In short, we will show you what is considered to be “authentic Japanese food” in Japan, what is seen to be a new popular trend, and what is new and worth trying.

Accurate information on Japanese culture and lifestyle

Our second aim is to provide accurate information on Japanese culture and lifestyle so that people can get a better picture of Japanese attitudes, trends, technology, and the latest fashion items. Above all, we want to reduce the misconceptions of Japan as there is plenty of outdated thinking out there. Also, we wish to showcase mainstream Japanese culture and innovations. A lot of news coverage on Japan focuses on the “weird” side of Japan. However, this often adds to a very skewed image of the “exotic” country people assume Japan to be.

In addition, we wish to share our knowledge or learnings on the background of our favourite foods. For example, where did they originate and how did they become widespread. There are many ways to learn more about Japanese culture too. We will letting you know which are our favourite Japanese podcasts, websites and Youtube channels.

Join the Best Japanese Team!

Are passionate about Japan? Would you like to write a review of a Japanese restaurant or cafe? Or is there a topic related to Japanese culture you think our audience might want to read about? If this sounds like you, please don’t hesitate to drop us a message using the contact us form.