• Under the watchful eye of Fuji-san, Justine shares dishes inspired by her journey through Shizuoka. (Justine's Flavours of Fuji)
Justine Schofield heads to the home of Mt Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, to meet and cook with the locals.
5 Nov 2018 - 5:51 PM  UPDATED 5 Dec 2018 - 11:13 AM

Justine Schofield, star of cooking series, Everyday Gourmet, heads to the home of Mt Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, for an experience like no other. In an area filled with an extraordinary amount of tradition and culture, Justine meets locals artisans and producers, visits amazing places and learns time-honoured cooking methods. Under the watchful eye of Fuji-san, Justine will share dishes inspired by the journey and the produce that makes Shizuoka such a unique place in such a unique country.


Justine's Flavours of Fuji premieres on Monday 19 November at 8.30pm. The series airs Mondays at 8.30pm on SBS Food (Channel 33). After they air, episodes will stream at SBS On Demand.


Episode 1

Justine has landed in Japan and rides down on the shinkansen to Shizuoka - the home Mt Fuji. Join her as she heads into the mountains to make soba noodles.

Justine's tips on how to make soba
Handmade soba noodles will ruin you for store-bought ones
If you want to try a truly authentic, ancient Japanese dish, you can't go past soba noodles—especially when you make them yourself.


Barbecued scallops with sake butter

Barbecued scallops with sake butter

Soba noodle beef salad 

Lotus root chips with wasabi mayo 


Episode 2

Justine gets her gumboots on for a trip to the wasabi farm and tries her luck at the Shizuoka fish markets.

Justine heads to the home of wasabi
Wasabi's herbal heat is for more than just sushi
There's no match for real wasabi. It's distinctively herbaceous, grassy, delicate and even slightly sweet—making it an extremely versatile ingredient (that won't blow your head off).


Japanese pork stew

Tuna tataki

Creamed miso tofu with melon


Episode 3

Justine meets Ippei Murakoshi to find out the secrets of the perfect miso soup and visits the Ganyuudo wagashi (sweet) shop in Hamamatsu.

Justine sweet trip
Japan's traditional sweets are (almost) too pretty to eat
Japanese wagashi (traditional confectionery) encompass centuries of tradition, all-natural ingredients and eye-wateringly poetic formations.


Chicken katsu sandwich

Japanese mushroom and chicken stir-fry

Matcha panna cotta


Episode 4

Something for the adults and something for the kids - Justine visits a sake brewery and also makes kid's bento boxes with Momo. Mitoshi shares some secrets of shabu shabu.

Cook as you go, eat as you go
When the weather turns cold, turn to Japan’s novelty hotpot
The nourishment of a hot pot meets the novelty of fondue-style dining.


Steak with apple sake sauce

Pork and tofu gyoza

Momo’s kids bento box

Shabu shabu and deep-fried mackerel (mitoshi)

Pork and tofu gyoza.


Episode 5

Sato fires up the BBQ at the picturesque Lake Tanuki to show Justine his trout chan chanyaki.

Soup-up your miso broths with these easy miso balls
Forget instant miso sachets and customise your own miso soup balls.


Shredded chicken and cabbage salad with sesame dressing

Trout chan chanyaki

Momo’s miso balls


Episode 6

Justine gets inspired by a green tea ceremony. Chef Toru cooks wagyu with a green tea crusts and makes green tea eclairs. Justine prepares matcha crepes.

Matcha on our minds
Philosophy in a teacup: learnings from Japanese tea ceremony
Japanese tea ceremony is one very deep cup of tea.


Matcha crepes with red bean paste

Japanese citrus avocado salad

Light miso broth with poached fish

Adult bento box with Momo

Justine's bento box.


Episode 7

Justine Visits Meijiya soy sauce factory and makes her own soy sauce. Aoki teaches her the art of making wagashi.

Justine's search for soy sauce
Soy sauce: Japan's liquid gold
Next time you're dipping your sushi, take a moment to appreciate the years of work that goes into producing a bottle of soy sauce.


Kingfish sashimi with pickled melon

Seared wasabi beef 

Silk eggplant omelette

Prawn and vegetable tempura


Episode 8

Justine visits the traditional town Shuzenji and tries on a very traditional outfit for her walk around the temple. Recipes today include okonomiyaki and fried chicken.



Crayfish yakisoba

Crispy fried chicken with ponzu sauce


Justine's Flavours of Fuji premieres on Monday 19 November at 8.30pm. The series airs Mondays at 8.30pm on SBS Food (Channel 33). After they air, episodes will stream at SBS On Demand.


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