Local North East lads the Hairy Bikers recently completed their most adventurous road trip yet. In the next episode of The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure, (BBC 2 – Thursday, 6 March – 8pm GMT), Dave and Si fulfil a lifetime’s ambition by visiting Japan, home of their favourite food… and who are we to argue!!
Si finds himself a bit Bill Murray’ed and is ‘lost in translation’ at a manga café and they both discover the ultimate sushi at Tokyo’s famous fish market and spend time in a sumo stable, where they take part in a wrestling bout. Let’s hope they didn’t use the salt that is traditionally thrown into the air before the bout for the cooking!!
The next week (Thursday, 13 March) The Hairy Bikers eat their way around Kyoto, where we start and finish our Japan Tea and Temples Cycling Holiday.
For an idea of what’s to come, visit BBC Two’s website to see a clip of The Hairy Bikers attempting to wrestle a sumo .
The Hairy Bikers have also released a recipe book full of dishes from their travels around Asia.
Here’s a Japanese recipes for you to try: