About theMatchaGreen

Akiko - MatchaGreenHello, and welcome to theMatchaGreen! My name is Akiko. I am Japanese, born and raised in Japan. Now I live in Switzerland with my own family, in the Greater Lausanne area.

I love to eat and cook and am interested in all foods.

About Japanese Home Cooking

The meals I cook at home are what we eat today in Japan. They include traditional and contemporary cuisine.

Recently, sushi has become surprisingly popular outside of Japan; you can even buy it in supermarkets. The sushi varieties and ingredients have changed a lot since my childhood. I think it’s important to respect tradition, but change is normal and it can bring a plus. I love to eat in restaurants, because we can eat things which are not easy to cook at home, and because it often gives me new ideas for my own recipes! At home we all have constraints like time, budget and sourcing the ingredients. Even so, we should enjoy cooking and eating. After all, we need to eat every day!


I hope you like my recipes. I will be delighted if you try them at home, and very happy if they contribute to your enjoyment of food with friends and family!

theMatchaGreen Japanese Cooking Classes

Most of the time you spend in my class, you will be getting hands-on experience. You will be learning about Japanese ingredients and how to use them. I offer a variety of menus which mix very traditional Japanese dishes with more modern Japanese fusion cooking.
theMatchaGreen cookery workshops take place at a private residential home in the Greater Lausanne area (Echandens).

How it all started

Championship trophy

In 2015 I won the Championnat romand des cuisiniers amateurs. It was a gruelling competition that took place over several weeks, with one team being eliminated in each round. You can read my account of the final round in this blog post: Championnat romand des cuisiniers amateurs

Bonjour et Bienvenue chez theMatchaGreen.

Je m’appelle Akiko. Je suis japonaise, suis n√©e et √©l√©v√©e au Japon. Maintenant j’habite en Suisse (dans la Grande Lausanne) avec ma famille. J’aime manger et cuisiner et m’int√©resse √† tous les aliments.

A la maison, je fais pour la plupart le genre de cuisine qu’on mange au Japon. C’est-√†-dire que je cuisine parfois de fa√ßon traditionnelle et parfois plut√īt de fa√ßon contemporaine.

Depuis peu, les sushi sont √©tonnamment populaires √† l’√©tranger; on peut m√™me en acheter au supermarch√©! Pourtant, depuis mon enfance les variations et les ingr√©dients ont beaucoup chang√©.

Je pense qu’il est primordial de respecter la tradition, mais le changement est important et normal. Changer peut apporter un plus.

J’adore manger au restaurant. On peut manger quelque chose de nouveau et/ou quelque chose qu’on ne fait jamais √† la maison – et cela peut donner de nouvelles id√©es!

A la maison, on a beaucoup des limites; le temps, notre budget, pour combien de personnes … Mais j’adore m’amuser dans la cuisine. Apr√®s tout, on doit quand m√™me manger tous les jours!

J’esp√®re que vous allez appr√©cier mes recettes japonaises. Je serais ravie si vous les essayez chez vous! J’esp√®re beaucoup qu’elles vont contribuer √† ces bons moments que vous partagez avec vos amis, votre famille … et bien s√Ľr pour vous!

Bon appétit!