The Japanese term for “fireside cooking” is known as Robata.  Robata consists of delicious skewered morsels of fish, shellfish, meat and vegetables.  It is the perfect marriage of raw and cooked dishes, served alongside each other and often eaten like tapas, with a focus on sharing.

It is an antidote to our busy modern lifestyle, with its emphasis on eating together with friends and family for comfort and sustenance.