• Potato Vegetables

    ‘Kimpira’ Potato & Carrot

    Everyone would love this simple dish. It’s a ‘Kimpira’ dish, a stir-fried vegetables seasoned with Soy Sauce and Mirin (Sugar). When you need just one more side dish for dinner or something to fill a space in your Bento Box, this dish is perfect. You only need Potato and Carrot. Not many people stir-fry thinly …

  • Cold Sweets

    Choc Ripple Log Cake

    This is an Australian favourite cake that even children can make themselves if they can whip cream. It’s so easy to make and I doubt if anyone needs a recipe, but here it is. I don’t know any substitutes for the Arnott’s Choc Ripple Biscuits, which are chocolate flavoured dry sweet biscuits. Makes 1 Log …

  • Beans & Peas Chicken

    Chicken & Beans

    On the other day I cooked ‘Pork & Beans’, but replacing Pork with Chicken, and it was delicious. If you don’t eat Pork with any reasons, you may wish to try this ‘Chicken & Beans’. I added more Vegetables and Tabasco, and this dish turned out absolutely divine!!! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Chicken Thigh …

  • Ramen Spaghetti & Pasta

    Mock Ramen ‘Capellini’ Soup

    For those who have limited access to Asian ingredients, ‘Capellini’ (Angel Hair Pasta) is the easiest and best option for the ‘Mock Ramen Soup’. You can use Thin Spaghetti instead. This ‘Mock Ramen Capellini Soup’ can be made with only widely available ingredients and it doesn’t take long to cook. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1/2 …

  • Cold Sweets

    Granita Biscuits & Cream Cheese Log Cake

    This cake is similar to ‘Choc Ripple Log Cake’, a famous Australian favourite cake that is so easy and even children can make themselves. This cake has a cheesecake flavour and is made with Granita Biscuits. Arnott’s Granita Biscuits are grainy sweet biscuits and great for cheesecake base. Other sweet biscuits that you might use …

  • Beans & Peas Spaghetti & Pasta

    Nattō Spaghetti

    Nattō is fermented soy beans and naturally it is very nutritious. Many people eat it with hot steamy rice for breakfast. I love it with finely chopped fresh Spring Onions. Do you like Nattō? This ‘Nattō Spaghetti’ is quite popular in Japan, and I often cook it for my lunch. It’s absolutely easy to prepare …

  • Fruit

    Cumquat Preserve

    It is not typo! ‘Kumquat’ is spelled ‘Cumquat’ in Australia. One of my neighbours planted some Cumquat trees because they are pretty. Now the trees are fruiting but she doesn’t like the fruit. She felt a little ashamed of wasting the fruit and asked me if I want them. YES, PLEASE! Now I have a …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Stir-fried Broccoli & Nori

    No need to pre-cook or blanch Broccoli before stir-frying it. This method is so easy and works with any Oil. Today I used Sesame Oil because I wanted to mix the cooked Broccoli with Korean fried & seasoned seaweed called ‘Gim-gui’. Of course you can use Sushi Nori instead. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 head …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Rice Cooker Zucchini Frittata

    Since my crust-less ‘Easy Quiche’ was perfectly cooked in my rice cooker, I have been cooking a variety of foods in the rice cooker. If ‘Quiche’ works, the ‘Frittata’ should work. Pre-cooking can be done in the microwave, so I can cook this Frittata even on a scorching hot day. I cook it in the …

  • Beans & Peas Mazegohan

    Crunchy Nattō Mazegohan

    If you are thinking to cook Nattō Fried Rice, try this Mazegohan instead. I much prefer Nattō Mazegohan to Fried Rice. To make this Mazegoan, you just mix the ingredients with cooked rice, just like rice salad. The dish tastes great, nutritiously excellent, and healthy. And easy to make!!! Makes 1 Serving Ingredients Crunchy Vegetables …

  • Sea Vegetables Tempura

    Chikuwa ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    ‘Isobe’ means ‘Rocky Beachside’ in Japanese, and ‘Isobe-age’ is a type of Tempura made with the batter with a flavour of sea. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) is added to the batter, but it might be difficult to find. Finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, or other Seaweed can be used. Makes 2 to …

  • Okonomiyaki Vegetables

    Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki

    Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki is one of the most famous and popular Japanese foods among the tourists who visit Japan. It’s a crepe-based layered savoury pancake, and I have never cooked it at home until recently. Because I believed that it was too hard to cook without a large hotplate. Since I watched a BBC video about …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Cos Lettuce & Nori Salad

    Cos Lettuce is so good with Asian flavoured dressing. I tend to add Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) because I always have it in the fridge. If you like spicy salad, you can add it OR Fresh Chilli, Dry Chilli Flakes, Ground Chilli, Gochujang (Korean Spicy Miso), or etc. Sushi Nori is important in this …

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