Korin Chef

Japanese culinary inspiration and know-how for all cuisines
Technique
We invited Chef Shuichi Kotani, the respected soba authority and president of Worldwide-Soba Inc., to the Korin kitchen to talk about Japan’s celebrated buckwheat noodles. Delicate, nuanced buckwheat noodles—soba—have been an iconic dish in Japan for at least four hundred years. Watching Chef Kotani conjure these fresh noodles from just... Read More
Technique
Tempura. No other style of deep frying can produce such a light, lacy, crunchy crust that accentuates the natural flavors of ingredients and, yet, doesn’t taste greasy. Ingredients, typically vegetables and seafood, are dipped into a batter of flour, egg and water, and deep fried. That’s it. But of course,... Read More
Technique
Tea is a world as complex and deep as wine. With its celebrated and hallowed tea culture, Japan holds a singular place in this sphere. To understand more about how to choose and brew Japanese tea, we caught up with Zach Mangan, the founder of Kettl Tea, a company that... Read More