• Baked & Fried Sweets

    Easy Lemon Tart

    This ‘Lemon Tart’ is super easy to make if you use store-bought Frozen Sweet Fran/Pie Base. You want to make the tart base from scratch? Try my ‘Easiest Sweet Shortcrust Pastry’ which is really easy to make, and it is perfect amount for Pyrex 22.5cm pie dish. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 Frozen …

  • Takikomigohan

    Beetroot & Azuki Rice

    ‘Sekihan’ is steamed short grain glutinous rice cooked with Azuki (Red Beans). It is traditionally prepared to celebrate special occasions in Japan, because of its red colour which is symbolic of happiness. On the other day, I realised that I knew one vegetable that could make absolutely everything RED. That is Beetroot, which is not …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Apple Cinnamon Rolls

    Using my ‘Basic Sweet Bread Dough’, ‘Cinnamon Rolls’ can be made as easily as cookies. The extra work you have to do is roll out the dough, spread the Cinnamon & Sugar mixture, then roll up. Once you have done it, you would know that it’s much easier than you think. Today I added Apple. …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Yakitori Don

    Place my ‘Lazy Yakitori’ on the Freshly Cooked Rice to make this delicious rice bowl dish. My favourite ‘Yakitori’ is ‘Negima’, Chicken & Spring Onion, seasoned with just Salt and Pepper, however, for the rice bowl dish, ‘Tare’ Sauce version is the best. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 300g Chicken Fillets *Today I used Thigh FilletsSalt …

  • Gyoza Pork

    Pork & Cabbage Rolled Gyoza

    Everyone loves Gyoza. It’s a great fun family activity to make them, too. My children always wanted to help me making them when they were very young, but traditional wrapping method was too difficult for young children. These Rolled Gyoza are easy to make. Instead of wrapping them, just roll them up! Today I used …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    Cinnamon Rolls

    ‘Kamome Shokudō’ is a 2006 Japanese comedy film that is set in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. It’s a story about a woman who sets up a small cafe serving Japanese-style food. Many delicious-looking foods appear on the film but the Finnish ‘Cinnamon Rolls’ holds the key to attracting the local customers. I started …

  • Bread Dough

    Basic Sweet Bread Dough

    This versatile ‘Basic Sweet Bread Dough’ is super easy to make. It can be used for Cinnamon Rolls, Danish Pastry OR many other yummy sweet breads. Makes 8 Standard Size Rolls Ingredients 1/2 cup Warm Milk1 to 2 teaspoons Dry Yeast *1 teaspoon takes longer time to proof1 & 3/4 cups Bread Flour *and extra …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Soufflé Sponge Cake

    This extra moist and extra soft Sponge Cake is almost a Soufflé. It’s not a very sweet cake. Enjoy it cold or warm, with or without whipped cream and fresh berries. Lemon Curd would be nice, too. You would definitely wish to have a cup of tea. Cake Tin 20cm Springform Cake Tin Ingredients 70g …

  • Okonomiyaki

    Tonpeiyaki

    Never heard of ‘Tonpeiyaki’? It’s similar to ‘Okonomiyaki’ which is now very popular worldwide. There are many variations these days, and some people believe that ‘Tonpeiyaki’ is stir-fried Pork & Cabbage stuffed Omelette, but originally it is not. Read the Method below and find out how easy it is to cook. Makes 1 to 2 …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Strawberry Milk Pectin Jelly

    In Japan, there is a milk dessert called ‘Fruiche’, that helped me survive during Japan’s hot summers as I always lost my appetite. House Foods, a well known food company that is famous for Curry Roux, sells ‘Fruiche’ mixture in a variety of flavours, and the mixture sets like soft jelly when mixed with cold …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Yukari’ Daikon

    ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ is a Furikake (Rice Seasoning) made from Red Shiso Leaves. It can be used as a seasoning for a variety of dishes. This is one of them and it is super easy. Just mix Daikon (White Radish) and ‘Yukari’. You can add other vegetables such as Cucumber, Carrot, Lettuce, Onion, or etc. Makes …

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