Go for a Christmas less ordinary with recipes from Yukio Ozeki of Azabu
SAY FAREWELL TO THE TRADITIONAL WITH SOME FUN, FLAVOURSOME AND FESTIVE RECIPES FROM YUKIO OZEKI OF AZABU.
AZABU, TUCKED AWAY in an unassuming spot at the top of Auckland’s Ponsonby Rd, took out the inaugural Best Casual Dining prize at this year’s Cuisine Good Food Awards. The chic fitout, buzzing ambience and killer cocktails all contributed to this, but the food is certainly worth getting excited about too. Azabu’s Japanese coowner and executive chef, Yukio Ozeki, who made his name at Ebisu and Lucky Dumplings, launched Azabu last year to showcase his love of Nikkei, the delicious Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine that dates back a century. Here he shares a few recipes designed to form a casual Christmas feast.
SPICED LAMB CHULETA WITH EGGPLANT PUREE, CORIANDER & CRANBERRIES recipe page 88