I live in France and had previously purchased a Zojirushi from a company in Asia, what a mistake! It worked for some days but then it broke down and the company refused to replace or repair, so my money was wasted. I would advise anyone considering buying to buy with confidence from Yum Asia, their warranty is very good and from my past experience it’s important!
- Marie (France) bought a NS-TSQ10
I'd been looking for a Zojirushi water heater for so long and had given up hope, then I stumbled across your website. The CSQ30 is everything I hoped it would be, it has a handy timer so I can fill and programme for when I wake up in the morning and I have soon got used to having hot water instantly at the press of a button! Thank you so much for bringing such a wonderful product to the UK. Best wishes and thanks again
- S.Clarke (UK) bought a CSQ30
I bought one of these for my 3 year old daughter to take to playgroup. It has been fantastic- unbroken so far! It creates a temperature gradient inside so that the soup stays nice and hot at the bottom, the rice insulates the soup, so you can just about get away with dried fruit, bread etc in the top container. The school love it and it's great that the kid is getting a good warm meal before she goes out to School
- John (UK) bought a SL-GF18-CU
The ordered rice cooker arrived here in Germany. Delivery time was excellent because the rice cooker I ordered Monday noon time arrived already Thursday noon time here. Absolutely outstanding service from you. (5*****) Today we enjoyed rice made with the new cooker. Everything was perfect. (We used before Zojirushi equipment already for 15 years). Thanks again and best regards!
- Uwe (Germany) bought a NS-TSQ10
I decided to buy this model because I was interested in the GABA feature. I'm not sure how much GABA is activated, but the brown rice I've cooked using this setting is absolutely delicious. I can eat it by itself. Definitely the best brown rice I have tasted. The normal brown rice setting doesn't produce as flavorsome rice. Sushi rice is cooked to perfection using the sushi setting.
- A.Campbell (Finland) bought a NS-YSQ10

Sakura and Tafu Combo deal

NEW Sale Sakura and Tafu Combo deal

Combo Deal!

Purchase a Sakura rice cooker and get a Tafu thermal mug for only £10 and free Tafu shipping! This is a saving of at least £13

Brand: Yum Asia
Product Code: YUM-EN15+YUM-ZH48
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Instruction Manual for Zojirushi NS-TSQ10 and NS-TSQ18 rice cookersYum Asia warranty details for Zojirushi rice cookers220-240V power for use in UK & Europe. Supplied with a 3-pin UK plug/power cord, the power cord is detachable.

 

 

 

We often get asked questions about the products we sell, here is a selection of the questions which you may have about Sakura by Yum Asia.

 

  What is Sakura by Yum Asia?

  Sakura is Yum Asia's very own rice cooker. Yum Asia has been the home of Zojirushi in the UK and Europe for over 10 years; we have worked with Japanese rice cooking technologies and have learned the working of them and their best and most useful features. We realised that the cookers did not always fit into everyone’s budget. We also realised that whilst some models ticked all the boxes of what a customer wants from a rice cooker, sometimes certain models didn’t tick all those boxes. We therefore spent many months thinking and designing a rice cooker with functions that were most appealing to people that love Asian food with the core emphasis being based around cooking great tasting rice

 

  What voltage is Sakura and what plug is it supplied with?

Sakura is a 220-240v rice cooker and it is supplied with a detachable power cord, this has a 3-pin UK plug on the end. It is factory made for UK and European power.

We do not supply different power cords, if you are a customer outside the UK you can either use an adapter plug or change the power cord (it is a standard computer cable) with a similar rated cord (i.e. 250v, 13A).

 

  What accessories are included with Sakura?

A measuring cup, spatula, soup ladle, steaming basket and manual are included with this rice cooker.

 

  I don't understand the capacity 

  Sakura has two different types of capacity. It is a 1.5 litres, 8 cup rice cooker or 4 litres multi-cooker.

Let's take the first two capacities - 1.5 litres or 8 cup. Rice cooker capacities are always referred to in litres or cups. Sakura is a 1.5 litres capacity rice cooker and it can therefore cook 8 cups of uncooked white rice or 6 cups of uncooked brown rice - each cup is 180ml/g. So, if you want to cook 1 cup of white rice, that would be 180g or if you want to cook the full capacity of 8 cups, that would be 1.4kg of uncooked rice.

The third capacity of 4 litres refers to Sakura's multi-cooking capacity. This means that the inner bowl can hold a maximum of 4 litres of liquid.

 

  What types of rice can I cook in Sakura?

  We designed Sakura to primarily be a rice cooker and it cooks different types of rice perfectly. Sakura has 3 different options for cooking rice:

‘REGULAR’ setting is for cooking normal rice (e.g. without refined cooking and steaming)

‘FAST COOK’ setting is for when you want the rice completed a little faster.

‘RICE’ submenu is for a more refined cooking and steaming of rice. You access this submenu by pressing the menu button until the ‘RICE’ icon blinks on the control panel, then you move through the 3 additional rice options using the ‘RICE’ button:

         a. ‘LONG GRAIN’ setting can be used for any type of long grain rice – for example, basmati, jasmine or Thai fragrant rice;

         b. ‘SHORT GRAIN’ setting can be used for any type of short grain rice like pearl or sushi rice.

         c. ‘BROWN RICE’ setting can be used for any type of brown rice.

 

  How does Sakura cook the rice, is it boiled?

  No, Sakura does not simply boil the rice. As it is a micom fuzzy logic rice cooker, is designed to cook rice using 7 distinct phases to produce perfect rice every time and to carefully retain nutrients. These phases are Preheat, Absorb water, Heating, Boiling, Braising, Absorb water and then finally Keep warm (in this order). This phased cooking and adjustments in temperature are what produces perfect rice every time.

 

  What add-on functions are there on Sakura and are they any good?

 As well as being a fantastic rice cooker, we hand chose the add-on multi-cooker features of Sakura ourselves based on customer feedback we have received over the last 10 years.

The add-on functions we chose are:

Porridge (for rice or oat porridge), Soup, Steam, Slow cook, Crust (for Persian Tahdig style rice), Cake baking and Yoghurt.

We have extensively tested each function with excellent results. You can cook soups, casseroles, whole joints of meat, delicious cakes, steam any kind of food and much more in Sakura with amazing results.

 

  Where is Sakura made?

  Sakura is manufactured in dedicated Chinese factories which also make premium brand rice cookers like Cuckoo, Cuchen and Tiger brands. Our factory conforms to the highest international standards and has comprehensive quality control and manufacturing procedures which we have had independently inspected.

 

 

  Is it ok to cook a small amount of rice in this cooker?

  Yes. There isn’t any problem cooking one or two cups of rice in a bigger capacity rice cooker, we made sure that Sakura can do this successfully – one cup of rice comes out as perfectly as when you cook the full 8 cup capacity of rice.

 

  What is the maximum capacity for brown rice in Sakura?

  You can only cook 5 cups of brown rice in a 8 cup capacity rice cooker. This is because brown rice absorbs water differently to white rice and expands differently during the cooking process.

 

 

  Is the display in English and what language does the manual come in?

  Yes. The display and menu is in English and the supplied manual is also in English. No other language options are available for the manual. To take a look at Sakura’s manual, it is available to download further up this page (under the ‘Add to Cart’ button).

 

 

  Do you supply spare parts for this rice cooker?

  Yes, we supply spare parts for Sakura. These spare parts need to be ordered in advance and can take approximately 8-10 weeks to come in stock. Please contact us for further information

 

  What is the inner bowl made from?

  In our years of selling Zojirushi rice cookers, we realised that all of rice cookers on the market in the UK and Europe only had teflon/similar non-stick material inner bowls.

Based on a lot of customer queries and opinions, we took the decision to supply an inner bowl with a premium and durable 2mm thick ceramic coating. We have ensured it is BPA-free and PTFE-free and is hard wearing. The inner bowl also has easy lift handles and a special honeycomb structure to help the heat disperse evenly across the bowl’s surface.

 

  I have never seen this kind of display - what is it?

  Sakura's display is unique and easy to use. It is a state of the art Korean designed 'Motouch' control panel with a cool ice blue LED display which is super-sharp and bright. Unlike other rice cookers, the control panel doesn't have any buttons, the 'Motouch' is pressure/touch sensitive and detects your finger when you place it on an icon.

 

 What is the outer casing on Sakura made from?

  Sakura is a stylish Asian design and is made from the best quality hard wearing thermoplastic polymer. It is easy to clean, very durable and hygenic.

 

 How long can I keep Sakura on ‘keep warm’?

  Sakura has a unique 24 hours keep warm cycle, so it means you can cook one big batch of rice which can keep feeding your family for longer! The keep warm feature keeps rice at an ideal serving temperature until it's ready to be served and there is a handy count-up on the display so you know how long the rice has been left on keep warm.

 

 Does Sakura have a timer?

  Yes, Sakura has a pre-set timer feature. You can set this for up to 24 hours in advance, so you can have yummy rice ready for you when you get in from work or lovely hot porridge on a cold, winters day ready for breakfast!

 

 How is the inner bowl heated?

  Sakura has a heating element on the inside bottom of the unit, however, it also has a unique 3D heating technology as well. This means that the heat from the heating element is dispersed around the bowl through a reflective coating on the inside of the unit and heat also comes from the lid to apply heat down into the inner bowl as well. This 3D heating technology ensures the even cooking of rice and other dishes with a superior keep warm technology.

 

 How does Sakura compare to other rice cooker brands?

 We spent many months thinking about and designing a rice cooker with functions that were most appealing to people that love Asian food with the core emphasis being based around cooking great tasting rice. We decided that the cooker would not only have to function extremely well but look great and have superior reliability comparable to the Zojirushi brand of rice cooker. Every part of the cooker from the display panel, moulded materials, inner bowl, packaging and instruction manual was designed with meticulous detail to ensure that customers would get the very best value for their money.

The factory we chose to manufacture Sakura also manufacturers highly thought of brands like Cuckoo, Cuchen and Tiger.

We have extensively tested Sakura and we conducted blind taste tests with the Yum Asia team and we are all in agreement that Sakura produces rice which is every bit as good as the rice from a Zojirushi!

SPECIAL COMBO DEAL – purchase a Sakura rice cooker and get a Tafu thermal mug for only £10 and free Tafu shipping! This is a saving of at least £13.

Easy to see features of Sakura by Yum Asia

  • 220-240v, 50hz with 3 pin UK plug
  • 8 cup capacity of uncooked rice - enough for 1-8 people
  • White/long grain, short grain and brown rice settings
  • Useful multi-cooker features - steam, porridge, slow cook, soup, cake baking, crust (tahdig) and yoghurt settings
  • High quality 5 layer 2mm thick ceramic coated inner bowls with easy lift handles
  • 24 hours keep warm function and 24 hours timer feature
  • State of the art Korean designed 'Motouch' control panel
  • Cool ice blue crisp and bright LED display
  • 3D heating technology
  • Detachable inner lid, outer steam cap and condensation collector for easy cleaning
  • Steam basket, measuring cup, spatula and soup ladle included
  • Detachable power cord

 

NEW from Yum Asia!

What is Sakura?

Sakura is Yum Asia's very own rice cooker. Yum Asia has been the home of Zojirushi in the UK and Europe for over 10 years; we have worked with Japanese rice cooking technologies and learned exactly how they work and their best and most useful features. We realised that the cookers did not always fit into everyone’s budget. We also realised that whilst some models ticked all the boxes of what a customer wants from a rice cooker, sometimes certain models didn't tick all those boxes. We therefore spent many months thinking and designing a rice cooker with functions that were most appealing to people that love Asian food with the core emphasis being based around cooking great tasting rice.

 

Sakura is a unique and stylish rice cooker which features several rice cooking options as well as useful multi-cooker options and a steaming function. This cooker is designed to be used on 220-240v, 50hz power and has a detachable power cord with a UK three pin plug.

 

Sakura's features and functions

Sakura has multi-menu selections which uses Micom (micro-computerised) Fuzzy logic technology to control the temperature for the efficient cooking of many different types of rice including long grain, short grain and brown rice. There is a regular rice mode for cooking rice without refined cooking and steaming and a fast cook option if you want the rice cooked a little faster.

 

Rice bowl

Sakura is designed to cook rice using 7 distinct phases to produce perfect rice every time and to carefully retain nutrients. These phases are Preheat, Absorb water, Heating, Boiling, Braising, Absorb water and then finally Keep warm (in this order). This phased cooking and adjustments in temperature are controlled using Sakura’s fuzzy logic processor and ensure perfectly cooked rice every time.

 

Unique to Sakura is it's 24 hours automatic keep warm - it keeps rice at an ideal serving temperature until it's ready to be served. There is a countdown indicator during the cooking cycle and when the rice is cooked a beep sounds and the cooker automatically shifts to keep warm mode. For added convenience, there is a pre-set time function which can be set up to 24 hours in advance, so you can have delicious rice ready for when you come in from work or nice, steaming hot porridge waiting on a cold winter's morning.

 

Sakura has unique Asian styling with a tough, hard-wearing and easy to clean thermoplastic polymer exterior. It has a state of the art Korean designed 'Motouch' control panel with an extra-large, cool ice blue LED display which is super-sharp and bright. Unlike other rice cookers, the control panel doesn't have any buttons, the 'Motouch' is pressure/touch sensitive and detects your finger when you place it on an icon

 

We have designed every aspect of Sakura with our customers in mind and decided to include a hard-wearing, 5 layer inner bowl with a 2mm thick ceramic coating which is BPA-free and PTFE-free, with easy-lift handles. The inner lid, steam cap and condensation collector are all removable for easy cleaning. 

 

Like other fuzzy logic rice cookers, Sakura has a heating element on the inside bottom of the unit, however, it also has a unique 3D heating technology as well. This means that the heat from the heating element is dispersed around the sides of the bowl and heat also comes from the lid to apply heat downwards into the inner bowl. This 3D heating technology ensure the even cooking of rice and other dishes.

 

Accessories include a steaming basket, measuring cup, non-stick rice spatula and soup ladle.

 

 

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Product Specifications
Capacity 8-cup capacity of uncooked rice (0.09 - 1.5 litres) enough for 1-8 people
Design Attractive black - Japanese styling
Power 220-240v, 50hz with 3 pin UK plug, 860W
Accessories Steaming basket, measuring cup, non-stick spatula, soup ladle, manual in English with recipes included
White rice cooking time Takes between 30-40 minutes to cook perfect white rice
'Quick' cooking time Takes around 26 minutes to cook perfect white rice on the 'Quick Cook' feature
Brown rice cooking time Takes 62 minutes to cook perfect brown rice
Dimensions (L x W x D) 39cm x 29cm x 24cm
Short grain rice cooking time Takes around 40 minutes to cook perfect short grainwhite rice on the 'short grain' feature
Multi-cooker features
Steam timings Adjustable cooking time of 10-60 minutes. See manual for specific food timings
Porridge cooking time Adjustable cooking time of 1-2 hours
Slow cook time Adjustable cooking time of 2-8 hours
Soup cooking time Adjustable cooking time of 1-2 hours
Cake baking time Adjustable cooking time of 30-60 minutes
Crust (Tahdig) cooking time Adjustable cooking time of 1-2 hours
Yoghurt cooking time Adjustable cooking time of 6-12 hours
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
It arrived here in Madrid today after only 4 days, cheap delivery and good packing. The manual is very detailed with lots of information, I have just cooked my first batch of rice and it is delicious. I am very excited to have a proper rice cooker and can't wait to try other types of rice.
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
Far superior to my rubbish Tefal. The rice cooked in this Sakura is so light and fluffy with just the right amount of bite. I had read reviews of better rice cookers and honestly thought it was rubbish, but I'm happy to be proved wrong. Wholeheartedly reccomend Sakura and the thermal mug is excellent.
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
I already have a Zojirushi and when I heard news Yum Asia made their own rice cooker, I was curious! This rice cooker is very good, I cooked rice and my family thought it was Zojirushi rice. I like that the timer and keep warm are longer than Zojirushi and it is very easy to clean. I tried the cheesecake receipe in the manual and it was delicious, I was so surprised that a cake could be made like this! My husband wants to make yoghurt for his breakfast, so we will try this next. My husband also likes the mug for his coffee, very nice. Fast delivery to Alsace - only 2 days.
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
I like these products a lot. The rice is perfect and the mug is very good at keeping hot. I cooked the risotto from the food blog and it was really tasty.
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
What a value deal this is. I didn't expect too much because of the price, but when my delivery arrived fast (3 days after ordering), I was shocked at how classy the box was for Sakura. I got more of a surprise when I took Sakura out - wowwowwow, it was so shiny and modern. I set it to work straight away and I am in heaven - the rice is so fluffy and tender, the steam basket is great - I can make whole meals and I have some soup inside now cooking and I am excited to try other settings. It's a brilliant rice cooker and I can see it is so well made and will last. I bought the deal and my wife uses the tafu thermal and she loves it, very good to keep her coffee hot on the way to work. All around excellent 5*

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