Published 13 November 2020
by Harriet Prior
As we complete the first week in lockdown 2.0, it’s been encouraging to see just how well hospitality businesses have adapted once again to the challenges. For those cooking at home and looking for something a bit different, then this clever new venture from the Japan Centre is ideal: London’s first Japanese grocery service, Ichiba Online Marketplace, launches on Monday.
There are more than 600 products available, from fresh fruit and veg, to Japanese noodles, sushi, sauces and seasonings, so you can attempt to recreate your favourite buns, gyoza and rice dishes at home. Or, if one week of lockdown hasn’t been enough to get your cooking up to standard yet, there are also ramen and sushi kits, as well as freshly made bento boxes, poké bowls and ramen from the kitchen. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Japanese supermarket without a healthy supply of sake – and there’s also a range of Japanese teas, craft beers and sodas on offer.
To celebrate its launch, there’s 10% off and free delivery from 16 – 19 of November, delivered to all main London postcodes. We know we’ll be ordering.