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Naomi Shimada Bakes Her Buns

Marmite, cut-offs and too many Hello Kitty kitchen appliances

Name: Naomi Shimada

Hometown: Tokyo, via Marbella and London

Current Location: London

Day Job: So-called “plus-size” model

Daily Uniform: In the summer, Levi cut-off shorts and bathing suits. In the winter, high-waisted pants, and cropped sweaters and varsity jackets.

I have a few: Hello Kitty kitchen appliances and accessories.

In the kitchen, I swear by: Butter.

The taste I can’t live without: Marmite!

Favorite Dinner Out: Freshly-made pasta with lobster!

If I could cook for anyone: I would make fried chicken for my boyfriend, James, because we’ve been so busy, I haven’t given him any food love recently.

I’m dying to go to: Seoul, so I can eat Korea! I hear it’s a foodie dream!

My mother taught me: To live in the moment and live by your own rules.

Top 5 Meals:

1. Ramen at Kururi in Tokyo

2. Chicken kievs and sweet corn mash at Bob Bob Ricard in London

3. Best club sandwich in the world at Laduree in Paris

4. Hot spicy crab cake noodle soup at Cay Tre in London

5. Seafood fidua (a Balearic pasta like paella) at Can Salinas in Ibiza

My Motto: Eat food, be happy!