Do you love Japanese food? And I’m not just referring to sushi. As someone who has been watching Anime since 1 year old (the first anime I ever watched was Dragon Ball, not really appropriate for that age now that I look back), I am always fascinated to the Japanese culture especially their food. Anime shows such as Mister Ajikko, Chuuka Ichiban! (Cooking Master Boy), and Yakitate!! Japan (Freshly Baked!! Ja-pan), made me craved for Japanese food every single time I watch them and it also inspired me to cook. But it was my younger brother who actually ended up taking Culinary Arts in college, and he even signed up to a class dedicated to Japanese food.
Now that we’re young adults and doesn’t watch much anime anymore, we are so thrilled to Asian Food Channel’s Fresh Off Japan! It’s a show about Japanese food that were filmed in Singapore, a country also known were “eating” is referred to as a national sport.
Fresh Off Japan! takes you on a visually stunning tour sampling some of Singapore’s freshest ingredients from Japan! Each week, the host Sarah Benjamin uncovers details on classic Japanese food; from being part of a traditional home cooked dinner party, to meeting with modern chefs who marry international flavors and techniques with Japanese cuisine. This will give viewers an exclusive peak into Japan’s most delicious meats, seafood and produce and how they have evolved overtime in Singapore.
The pilot episode already gave viewers an all-access-pass into the makings of great tasting dishes by world renowned restaurants including Ippudo and Hide Yamamoto. You can catch the pilot episode on the Asian Food Channel website www.asianfoodchannel.com/freshoffjapan. But if you’re looking for fusion food and traditional Japanese home cooking, you will see it on upcoming episodes as well.
In the Philippines, you can watch Fresh Off Japan! in Asian Food Channel at 10:00pm on Cignal Ch26, Dream Satellite TV Ch27, SkyCable Ch22 and Ch248, and Destiny Cable Ch22 and Ch72.
**This post has been presented by AFC, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.