NHK WORLD TV’s Television Food Personality Chef Rika Yukimasa to Bring Japanese Techniques to “The Bite of Seattle”

Japanese Food Culture Explained by Cooking Researcher and Cookbook Author
(PR NewsChannel) / July 17, 2017 / SEATTLE, WA 

NHK WORLD TV, Japan’s sole public broadcaster, will bring television food personality and prominent Japanese chef Rika Yukimasa to “Groupon Bite of Seattle,” Seattle’s original food and beverage showcase on July 21-23, 2017. NHK WORLD TV is available in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Denver, Orlando, Charlotte and Baltimore.

Chef Rika Yukimasa is a co-host ofDining with the Chef,” a signature lifestyle and cooking program on NHK WORLD TV. In the series, Chef Rika demonstrates original Japanese recipes and enlightens viewers about Japanese food culture. NHK WORLD TV will have a booth at “The Bite,” located in the Fountain Lawn area at the Seattle Center (305 Harrison St.).

From steamed beef and vegetables to yellowtail teriyaki, Chef Rika introduces easy-to-make contemporary Japanese dishes to viewers on “Dining with the Chef.” As a cooking researcher and author, Chef Rika shares original recipes with cooking techniques and useful tips, like substituting ingredients to make Japanese cuisine more accessible to home cooks. Her recipes can be found on the program’s website, as well as on NHK WORLD TV’s food portal, “JAPANESE FOOD.”

While visiting Seattle, Chef Rika will teach a Friday, July 21st 12:00PM – 1:00PM class with book signing at the prestigious Hot Stove Society, a year-round cooking school owned and operated by Tom Douglas Restaurant Group located in Hotel Andra at 2000 4th Avenue. Three different delicious Japanese dishes will be prepared and sampled by the class, which will be limited to 40 participants.

Additionally, Chef Rika will provide a demonstration of Chirashi Sushi (scattered sushi) and Deep-fried Oysters with Panko from 5:00PM – 6:00PM on Saturday, July 22nd at The Bite Cooks! stage.

Chef Rika can be seen on “Dining with the Chef” on NHK WORLD TV, Japan’s stand-alone 24-hour, English-language television news and lifestyle network available to Seattle area homes on the over-the-air channel 28.2 and 15.2 and on Comcast channel 115.


NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public broadcaster, operating the nation’s largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts four TV channels and three radio stations. NHK also transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD TV (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, HD, 24/7), as well as international radio services in eighteen languages.

NHK WORLD TV reaches over 290 million households in 160 countries and regions via local satellite and cable TV providers. Online live streaming and VOD (video on-demand) services through the free mobile app and the website, give viewers access to NHK WORLD TV anywhere and anytime. You can also connect through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centered programming, NHK WORLD TV is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more details, visit

About Japan International Broadcasting, Inc.

Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of NHK, is responsible for the worldwide distribution of the HD English language news/lifestyle channel “NHK WORLD TV,” as well as the HD Japanese language channel “NHK WORLD Premium.” Currently, the two channels are broadcast around the world on three international plus domestic satellites in their respective markets and reach households, hotels and others via DTH, cable, IPTV and terrestrial broadcast.

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Tamara Wilson

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SOURCE:  Groupon Bite of Seattle

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