To celebrate this year’s biggest rugby tournament in Japan, sushi and Japanese food specialists, YO!, have created a series of limited-edition dishes, paying homage to the Home Nations.

Pairing culinary favourites from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales with iconic Japanese classics, the Home Nations menu includes:

Fish and Chips Nigiri with Wasabi Peas

This fusion of an English classic sees a pillowy chip replace the rice from a traditional Nigiri sushi roll and topped with breaded fish. It’s then wrapped in seaweed and served with a side of Wasabi peas.

Haggis and Carrot California roll with Tonkatsu Sauce

Scotland’s national dish forms the heart of this distinctive take on the Japanese rice roll, which is paired with tangy Tonkatsu sauce.

Welsh Rarebit & Pickle Roll

Paying tribute to the iconic Welsh tea-time staple, a savoury sauce of melted cheese, mustard, paprika and Worcestershire sauce is draped over a traditional pickle sushi roll.

Irish Lamb Carrot and Onion California roll

The combination of succulent Irish lamb, carrots and onions makes this California roll rich and hearty – a delicious take on the classic one-pot Irish stew.

About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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