Tastes for Tokyo

In our #TastesForTokyo series some of our elite athletes alongside our lead nutritionists take your through how to cook some well known local Japanese cuisines.

Japanese Etiquette

“Tastes for Tokyo” is part of our “Together for Tokyo” campaign so stay tuned for all of your nutrition tips, cooking lessons and speciality recipes! But, first, learn a bit about some of the dos and don’ts of Japanese etiquette.


Okonomiyaki with Rowie Webster and Elaine Bo

In this episode of Tastes for Tokyo, VIS water polo athlete Rowie Webster prepares Okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki means “whatever you like, grilled” and is one of the most well-known Japanese dishes. It is commonly referred to as a Japanese pancake. Click here for the Recipe Card


Soba Noodle Salad with Milly Tapper and Kylie Andrew

In this episode of Tastes for Tokyo, VIS table tennis athlete Melissa Tapper prepares Soba Noodle Salad with Dietitian Kylie Andrew. Soba is the Japanese word for buckwheat, so soba noodles means buckwheat noodles. Soba noodles can be served chilled with a dipping sauce or in a hot broth as a noodle soup. Soba is traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve in Japan and this is still going on, but it is also tradition in Tokyo to give to your new neighbours after a new house move, although this is less common now. Click here for the Recipe Card


Yakitori with Todd Hodgetts and Kylie Andrew

In this episode of Tastes for Tokyo, VIS shot put Paralympian Todd Hodgetts prepares Yakitori with Dietitian Kylie Andrew. Click here for the Recipe Card

Teriyaki with Brooke Stratton and Kylie Andrew

In this episode of Tastes for Tokyo, VIS Olympic long jumper Brooke Stratton prepares a Teriyaki dish with Dietitian Kylie Andrew. Click here for the Recipe Card 


Sushi Demo with Elaine Bo 

Led by Elaine Bo, some of our VIS experts are put to the test on how to make sushi!

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