• Egg Potato

    Potato & Egg Salad with Parmesan

    Today I failed to cook Boiled Eggs. They were supposed to be soft and gooey. I was cooking them in my Water & Energy Saving Method. When I thought ‘three more minutes to wait’, I started doing something else and totally forgot about it. Eggs were left in the hot saucepan for too long and …

  • Egg Mushrooms Pork

    Stir-fried Black Fungus, Pork & Egg

    Today I want to share a very simple stir-fry recipe. If you love Black Fungus, you would enjoy this dish. You can use Chicken instead of Pork for this dish. When I use Eggs for a stir-fry, I most likely cook it first separately with a generous amount of Oil, then return it at the …

  • Chicken

    Pan-fried Chicken ‘Tatsuta’

    Chicken ‘Tatsuta’ OR ‘Tatsuta-agé’ is a very popular Japanese style fried Chicken. Chicken is marinated, and coated with Potato Starch, then deep-fried. Today I shallow-fried as I am still a little scared to use a lot of oil since the kitchen accident when I burnt my face with hot oil. Shallow-frying method works fine if …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Orange Bavarois

    Based on my ‘Basic Bavarois’ recipe, you can make a variety of Bavarois in different flavours. Today I replaced Milk with Orange Juice and made this delicious dessert. Topping is optional, but I strongly recommend to add some fresh Orange segments. Today I mixed the Orange segments with a little Sugar and Grand Marnier, but …

  • Egg Potato

    Rice Cooker Bacon & Potato Frittata

    You can use leftover Roasted Potatoes OR Chips to cook this Frittata. Today I boiled 2 Potatoes. I always add some Flour to the mixture, so that it cooks better in the rice cooker. If you are going to purchase a rice cooker, I recommend to invest a little more money and get one has …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Egg White & Pepitas Biscuits

    When I want to use up leftover Egg White, I most likely bake ‘Langues de Chat’ Biscuits, but not in the proper way any more. I thinly spread the mixture on a baking tray and make one large biscuit. It’s easy to break it into smaller pieces as the biscuit becomes crispy when cools down. …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Simmered Hairy Melon & Pork

    One day about 20 years ago, I was walking on a street in Melbourne with Liana, my sister in law, and my daughter who was very young then. In front of a greengrocer, a vegetable caught my eyes. ‘Hairy Melon? That’s a unique name for a vegetable. Is it hairy?’ Liana touched it and said, …

  • Other Soup

    Black Fungus & Egg Soup

    Today I added Black Fungus to my ‘Simple Egg Soup’ and seasoned it with Oyster Sauce instead of Soy Sauce. This soup was so comforting and I enjoyed the crunchy Black Fungus. It’s getting cold in Melbourne where I live. This is a perfect soup to enjoy with freshly cooked Rice. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients …

  • Steamed & Microwaved Sweets

    Rice Cooker Yoghurt Cake

    Rice cooker is easy and energy efficient method to make cakes. All my rice cooker cakes can be baked in the oven, but not all oven-baked cake recipes work well in rice cooker. Here is my ‘Rice Cooker Yoghurt Cake’. I mixed all ingredients, poured the mixture into rice cooker’s inner pot, then pressed ‘Start’ …

  • Mushrooms

    Black Fungus & Shiitake ‘Tsukudani’

    ‘Tsukudani’ is a Japanese dish. Ingredients are cooked with Mirin (OR Sake), Sugar and Soy Sauce. Commonly Seafood and Sea Vegetables are used. Today I cooked Black Fungus and Shiitake. This dish is best to enjoy with freshly cooked rice. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 20g Dried Shiitake Mushrooms *I used small ones20g Dried Black Fungus1/2 …

  • Cold Sweets

    Chocolate Bavarois

    Are you looking for a Chocolate dessert to entertain your guests? I am confident your guests will enjoy this dessert. It is rich but not heavy. It’s based on my ‘Basic Bavarois’ recipe. As I added Dark Chocolate, it has firmer texture than Basic Bavarois. I added Vanilla Extract today, but you can add Brandy …

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