Andy Cheng

Growing up with a Japanese mother, Andy has extensive knowledge of Japanese culture, life and food. Originally from England, Andy started to train to be a chef after graduating university and moved to Japan to start his culinary journey. With his aim to run his own restaurant, he studied under Michelin star chef Namae Shinobu and Akihiro Nagao. After travelling to Osaka, he fell in love with the food, was especially Takoyaki. Andy’s hobbies include, photography, sports and travelling around Japan.
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How to make Udon Suki : Ultimate Guide

Imagine a cold winter’s day and you’re searching for something to warm your heart. Now imagine a hot pot filled with your favourite vegetables, meats, seafood and some delicious, chewy noodles. This is exactly...

How to make Tonpeiyaki: Ultimate Guide

Tonpeiyaki is a variation of one of Osaka’s most popular dishes, Okonomiyaki (you can view my guide to okonomiyaki here!). Due to the growth in popularity of Okonomiyaki, many variations have been created, with...

How to make Negiyaki: Ultimate Guide

Negiyaki is very similar to one of Osaka’s most famous dishes, Okonomiyaki. (You can view my guide on okonomiyaki here!) The ingredients are very similar but the core of okonomiyaki is cabbage. However, with...

How to make Kappo Cuisine: Ultimate Guide

In this article, I will teach you how to make Kappo Cuisine, in particular one of my favourite dishes, Chawanmushi (steamed egg custard) What is Kappo Cuisine? There are two main cuisines in Japan, one being...

How to make Butaman: Ultimate Guide

In this article, I will teach you how to make Butaman, one of Osaka's most delicious dishes. What is Butaman? These buns are made from flour, water, sugar and yeast. The filling is usually made from...

HOW TO MAKE KUSHIKATSU : ULTIMATE GUIDE

Kushikatsu (also known as kushiage) is one of Osaka’s most well known dishes, amongst the ranks of Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki. It’s a a great meal to have with some drinks and relax with friends...

HOW TO MAKE OSAKA SQUID : ULTIMATE GUIDE

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HOW TO MAKE KITSUNE UDON: ULTIMATE GUIDE

Previously I wrote an article about how to make Osaka Udon using Kasu. In continuation, I will explain another Osaka Udon, called Kitsune Udon. What is Kitsune Udon? Also referred to as Fox udon, this noodle...

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