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Handmade Japanese Cast Iron Teapots and Trivets from IWACHU. Beautifully designed Cookware Sets keeps tea hotter for longer and make it taste better.
Christmas is coming - but you probably know that already.....
Iron Kitchen won't be exhibiting at any shows this festive season but never fear, as a valued Iron Kitchen customer, you can still get your hands on some fantastic gifts at great prices.
Iron Kitchen are now offering:
10% off on all orders over £100 if you purchase with PROMO Code "10XMAS17" all in one transaction by 31 December 2017.
15% off on all orders over £150 if you purchase with PROMO Code "15XMAS17" all in one transaction by 31 December 2017.
20% off on all orders over £200 if you purchase with PROMO Code "20XMAS17" all in one transaction by 31 December 2017.
Please write PROMO CODE when you get to the checkout to receive your 10%, 15% or 20% discount off the total amount.
And that's not all, we are also giving free delivery on all order over £70 (PROMO code FREE70).
You can't use both offers, so please make sure to use the one that saves you the most money.
Happy Christmas shopping!
(Spaghetti Genovese with Japanese Green tea)
Chocolate with chicken, pineapple on pizza, egg and bacon ice cream – culinary crimes or fantastical flights of foodie fancy? The more “experimental” (and yes, we think pineapple on pizza is a step too far) end of the food chain is always going to be divisive but we at Iron Kitchen have found a leftfield recipe we think you’ll love.
Spaghetti Chanovese is a twist on the traditional Italian dish spaghetti Genovese and features green tea pesto. That’s right, green tea pesto. So stow your sunblush tomatoes, can your kale and stash your spinach. And definitely banish your basil because we’re making Pes-tea (sorry!).
As well as tasting great and surprising your friends, eating green tea leaves helps provide Vitamin E and Catechins.
This dish is perfect with a cup of Sencha served in an Iron Kitchen Hikifune Green teapot.
Serving per person
Dried tea leaves (Sencha) 20g
Almonds 20g chopped finely
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano 20g
Garlic ½ clove, finely chopped
Olive Oil 50ml
Sunflower oil 10ml
Anchovy 2 fillets
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Bacon 15g chopped
Whole garlic clove
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano (optional)
1. For the pesto, start by grinding 20g of tea with grinder or blender. The tea should be a fine powder.
2. Pour the chopped almonds, grated cheese, garlic, salt and pepper, olive oil, sunflower oil and anchovies into the blender and blend with the green tea until you have a thick paste. If paste is too thick, add a little more olive oil and continue to blend. The paste should be reasonably thick and not runny. Once made, scoop out the pesto, put in a bowl, stir and set aside.
3. Boil water and cook spaghetti as per instruction on the package.
4. While the spaghetti is cooking, fry the chopped bacon and a whole garlic clove in a little olive oil. Once the bacon is crisp (about 5-7 minutes), remove from the pan and drain any oil on a piece of kitchen paper. Discard the whole garlic clove – it’s done its job.
5. Once cooked, take the spaghetti off the boil and drain – reserve a little pasta water.
6. Mix the bacon with the spaghetti and stir. Put 100g of spaghetti/bacon mix on a plate and add 2-4 teaspoons of pesto the (depending on taste) and 1 tablespoon of the reserved pasta water.
7. Add a little grated parmesan (if you like) and you’re good to go
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In the next few weeks, we'll be announcing some exciting new additions to IRON KITCHEN's family of exclusive cast iron products.
Alongside teapots, teacups and trivets, we'll soon be introducing a brand new selection of kitchen and cookware.
Watch this space for more details.
One of our most popular items is BACK!
You asked for it, and finally it's here.
Our ever-popular ARARE set (Kettle/Teapot and Trivet) is now back in stock.
Please order as soon as possible as they are likely to sell out quickly.
The ARARE trivet is also now available.
It's been a bit of a wait, so thanks for your patience.
We won't be able to despatch any items between 04 August and 16 August.
If you order during above dates, we will send the items on 17 August.
Please make sure to add promo code for Free Standard Delivery on all order over £70 with PROMO CODE - FREE70 -
We will be at Proud East - Pop Up Japan on 08-09April - all weekend. So if you're looking for a teapot, trivet or cup - you know where to come. Even if you're not, we'll still be there.
You can enjoy Japanese food, drink, cinema, comedy and games - so what are you waiting for?
See you on the weekend.
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We've added a new video, showing the process of making IWACHU Cast Iron Teapots.
Please enjoy the video. It's great.
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If you would like to receive your items before Christmas, please order by noon on 15 December 2016 if you are using standard delivery or by noon on 19 December 2016 if you are using Standard Plus.
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Happy Christmas shopping!
Christmas is coming - but you probably know that already. Iron Kitchen won't be exhibiting at any shows this festive season but never fear, you can still get your hands on some fantastic gifts and at great prices.
We are offering 10% off on all orders over £100 if you purchase by 31 December 2016.
Just write PROMO Code "XMAS16" when you get to the checkout to receive your 10% discount.
And that's not all, we are also giving free delivery on all order £70(PROMO code FREE70).
You can't use both offers, so please make sure to use the one that makes most sense to you.
Happy Christmas shopping!
We are away for 2 weeks.
We are unable to send parcels between 09 August-21 August16.
You can still order during this period and we will send out parcels as soon as we are back.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
If you aren't doing Fuji and you want monkeys and mountains, this is the place. If you go, you also need to visit the Takao-san Monkey Park.
Kyoto – Kiyomisudera
The most famous temple in Japan.
For all your feeding deer and reclining Buddha needs.
If you only see one Buddha, make it this Buddha (or the other one above). View on http://www.sacred-destinations.com/japan/kamakura-great-buddha
Go for the greenery - stay for the Goths. http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3034_002.html
Famed Golden Pavillion may be a travel cliché but it is breathtakingly beautiful. www.japan- guide.com/e/e3908.html
A bit of geek’s paradise – my husband loves this place. There’s a giant Gundam robot and my husband bought a full yellow and black replica Bruce Lee outfit here. It also has a decent Ferris Wheel and aquarium.
Tokyo Travel: Odaiba (Daiba)
Good for a night out - loads of food, bars, etc. Blade Runner meets Soho vibe. Old school Tokyo – loads of tiny, lovely bars and eateries.
If you get a chance, go to Yokohama, it's loads of fun and the Yokohama Anpanman Children's Museum and Mall is there.
For all your electronics needs – you may need transformers and plug adaptors but great place for a visit even if you’re not buying. akiba.or.jp/english/
Loads of fun and a must for sushi lovers. Drinking sake and Japanese beer and eating raw fish at 7 in the morning with market workers will give you a taste for the real Japan. Get there early – 4am or 5am in the morning.
Flea markets Osaka
Osaka has shiploads of flea markets and vintage shops - we spent days and days wandering around these.
Tickets can be hard to come by but it's a must if you can get there. View on http://www.sumo.or.jp/en/index
Tallest tower in the world – great views (obviously).
You’ll be going here anyway but here’s a link www.japan-guide.com/e/e3017.html
Fabulous Ninja theme park. Even my husband’s 70-year-old dad enjoyed it and he doesn’t like anything except his grandson, Scotch and crime novels!
Fuji Q Highland and Onsen at Fuji Q Highland
Fuji Q is a great theme park and has the biggest roller coaster in Japan plus a terrifying J- horror exhibit/maze/performance art chase. The bath house (onsen) next door is excellent.
Alice in Wonderland restaurant
Fun, weird and does a lovely stew. A must for Lewis Carroll, Disney or Cosplay fans. Alice's Fantasy Restaurant
Ueno Koen Zoo and flea market
Beautiful park and zoo in the heart of Tokyo. If you're not into zoos, the park is lovely and the flea markets are great.
Not anyone's idea of a local but fun for an evening. http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/venue/23574/Alcatraz-ER
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So you’ve bought a teapot, drunk some sencha and eaten sushi. Now it’s time to visit the place they all came from
I don’t know how many times I hear people say: “I’d love to visit Japan but it’s just so expensive/far away/difficult”. All wrong (except the far away bit – it is far away!). However, if you do want to take a trip to the country where you cast-iron teapot was born, here are a few recommendations – some known, some a little off the beaten track.
The Iwate factory
This is where Iron Kitchen’s cast-iron teapots are born and grow up. Why not take a trip to the factory and watch some masterful artisans at work?