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Tokyo Kitchen Stories: A Chat w Chef Brendan Liew | Japan Station 98

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Chef Brendan Liew talks about his experiences working as a chef in Japan, Japanese cuisine and his new cookbook Tokyo Up Late.

About Brendan Liew

Brendan Liew spent time at the three-Michelin-starred Nihonryori Ryugin in Roppongi, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, and studied the art of ramen-making in Japan before delving into kappo and modern kaiseki cuisine. In Melbourne, he has worked at Kappo and Supernormal, had a pop-up cafe, Chotto, and is currently at Minamishima. He has travelled extensively through Japan’s countryside and major cities to explore, learn, and live Japan’s culture and cuisine.

Topics Discussed

  • Brendan Liew’s first visit to Japan
  • Food in Japan
  • How Brendan Liew was able to get a job in a French cuisine restaurant in Japan
  • About Brendan Liew’s experiences working in a restaurant in Japan
  • The hierarchy in Japanese restaurant kitchens
  • About learning to make ramen in Japan
  • About ramen broth
  • About sushi chefs and the training of sushi chefs in Japan
  • Japanese language in the kitchen
  • About kaiseki vs kappo
  • About the book Tokyo Up Late
  • About going out for drinks after work in Japan
  • About makanai
  • About korokke
  • And much more!

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Links, Videos, Etc.

To pick up a copy of Tokyo Up Late consider using the Amazon affiliate link below.

Unfortunately, it does not appear that Chef Liew’s other book is available for purchase on Amazon.

Don’t forget to check out the latest episode of Ichimon Japan.

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Full Show Notes

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