Elegant, easy Japanese food in Masu by Nic Watt »

Japanese cooking demystified for the home cook

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<i>Masu</i> by Nic Watt

Masu by Nic Watt


This stunning cookbook combines beautiful photography, creative styling and design with excellent recipes that have been designed to make Japanese cooking accessible.

Every cook needs this book in their kitchen so they can make beautiful Japanese-inspired food. Nic Watt gives you lists of the items you need for a Japanese pantry, the tools to make great Japanese food and the philosophy behind it.

You'll learn how to make sashimi the right way, how to make sushi simply, how to make great salads and soups and how to wow your family and friends with menus that look and taste sensational but are actually really easy to make.

The book includes a number of delicious desserts and cocktails; try the scrumptious White Miso Pavlova and you'll be in heaven. This is clever Japanese inspired cooking for everyone.

It's also the story of Masu – the author's Japanese restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand – winning awards, including Metro Restaurant of the Year 2014, and much acclaim from diners.


About the author

Australian born, Nic Watt's passion for cooking was fostered in New Zealand before honing his skills at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, Japan.

Senior positions at both the Michelin starred Nobu and the Park Hyatt in London followed, before Nic made his way back to New Zealand where he headed the kitchen at the world- renowned Huka Lodge.

In 2004 Nic co-founded the Roka restaurant group in London with long-time mentor and friend Rainer Becker, winning Best Oriental Restaurant at the esteemed Tio Pepe Restaurant Awards for Roka in less than a year in 2005.

Global expansion followed before Nic returned to New Zealand in 2013, opening the multi-award winning Masu by Nic Watt in Auckland. He also opened Madame Hanoi in Adelaide in 2015, to excellent reviews.


Masu by Nic Watt is published by Allen & Unwin (NZ, Nov 15, HC, 240pp, RRP A$49.99).

Masu can be purchased online via Booko here »

Or in ebook form here »



  • Auckland (NZ)

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