An instructional video series featuring Japanese comfort foods, straight from the Ambassador's kitchen! The title is a mash-up of the English word "eat" and the Japanese phrase "itadakimasu", which is said before meals to express gratitude for the food.

Teriyaki Chicken
The first recipe is the all-time crowd pleaser, teriyaki chicken! Tender chicken thigh is pan fried to perfection and glazed in a sweet and savory homemade sauce. In this episode, Chef Shima shows us how to achieve the standard for authentic teriyaki chicken.
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Gyudon (beef bowl)
Known to be a popular "fast" meal for salarymen in Japan, gyudon is a bowl of rice topped with juicy beef and onions cooked in a sweet soy marinade. In this episode, Chef Tsutsumi teaches us how to take this dish to the next level with one simple trick.
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Matcha Mousse
Looking for a sweet, refreshing dessert with a side of healthy antioxidants? Matcha is green tea in the form of a fine powder that is stone-grounded from the actual tea leaves. In this episode, Chef Shima teaches us how to make light and airy mousse combined with matcha!
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Tofu Steak
This vegetarian steak dish bursts with savory flavors! The star of the dish is tofu, a versatile ingredient used in many Japanese dishes. In this episode, Chef Tsutsumi teaches us how to make tofu steak seasoned with white wine, soy sauce, and garlic.
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Our chefs

SHIMA Yasuhiro
After graduating high school in Aichi, Japan, Mr. Shima entered a culinary school and studied Japanese, Western and Chinese cuisines for two years. Upon graduation from culinary school he joined the culinary team at the ANA Hotel in Nagoya. In July, 2009 he moved on to the Royal Park Hotel and in October, 2018 Mr. Shima took his current post as a chef for the residence of Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi.
TSUTSUMI Shogo
After graduating high school in Yamagata, Japan, Mr. Tsutsumi joined the culinary team at the Century Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo. After stints in The Ritz Carlton Tokyo and the Hyatt Regency Tokyo, he joined the Royal Park Hotel in October, 2010. Finally, in October, 2018 he took his post as a chef for the residence of Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi.

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