Range of small Japanese traditional dishes - Japanese diet

Benefits of the Japanese diet

Japan boasts one of the longest life expectancies around the world, having the highest percentage of centenarians, inhabitants aged 100 or older, and their diet is linked to an array of health benefits, but what are the most important elements to take from it?
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A bowl of ramen topped with pork, soft-boiled egg and spring onions and a small side dish of pickled radish  - ramen noodles

A guide to the 4 different types of ramen noodles

Ramen's popularity has grown tremendously in the past few years and it is now amongst the most well-known Japanese foods around the world. The Japanese wheat-based noodle soup is classified based on the seasoning used to flavour the soup. Although there are an infinite variety of different ramens out there, we’ve put together a list covering the 4 main ones.
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Two bowls of Dan Dan Noodle Soup with a small bowl of chilli oil on the side

The Noodle Cookbook: Dan Dan Noodle Soup with Lamb Recipe

The star of this recipe is Sichuan chilli bean paste, but you can use other chilli pastes if you can’t get your hands on it. Combined with the Sichuan peppercorns, you get a lip-tingling intensity. You can also try it as a stir-fry dish by omitting the stock water, and using fresh noodles.
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Almonds, coconuts, rice and glasses of plant-based milks vegan vegetarian

Benefits of plant-based milks

Plant-based milks have become increasingly more popular in the past few years. It’s now easier than ever to find a variety of these in supermarkets and almost every café offers several options for your teas and coffees. We asked Lucy Baldwin, Nutritional Therapist, to take a closer look at some of the most popular milk alternatives.
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Three bowls of congee topped with tuna, thai meatballs and beef

3 ways to top up your Original Congee

Our hot creamy congee is perfect for those who don’t have much time to prepare a lunchtime meal but, if you actually do have some time to cook, you may want to know how you can take it to the next level and what toppings you can add to it. Find 3 different ways of topping up you Original Congee in this blog post.
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