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  • Fish Takikomigohan

    Snapper Takikomigohan

    Red Seabream Snapper is a fish that is called ‘Madai’ in Japan, and it is known as an auspicious food. The fish is often served for New Year’s celebration and special occasions to celebrate the events. This ‘Snapper Takikomigohan’ is also a quite special rice dish, but you don’t need to wait for a special …

  • Beef Egg Mushrooms

    Beef Mince Omelette

    This is what my mother used to cook for my sisters and me. She often used thinly sliced off-cut beef or pork, but minced meat is easier for me. Today I cooked Onion and Shiitake with mince, but you can cook whatever you have. When I was a little girl, it was such a fun …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    Super Easy Caramel Sauce

    Caramelising Sugar sounds scary? Follow my recipe, and you will never ruin your saucepan. You won’t spend hours cleaning the disaster. My recipe uses Caster Sugar, so you will see the colour change clearly, and that means you will know exactly when to stop cooking. ‘Caramel Sauce’ can be EASY! Ingredients Caster Sugar 1/2 cup …

  • Vegetables

    Curry Flavoured Roasted Cauliflower

    Roasted Cauliflower is getting very popular. It’s the easiest way to cook Cauliflower and the result is always great. This is my family’s favourite ‘Curry Flavoured Roasted Cauliflower’. I used to make the seasoning mixture that was like paste and coat the cauliflower with it, but these days I sprinkle everything over the cauliflower. It’s …

  • Chicken

    Sweet Sour Chicken with Tartar Sauce

    Sweet & Sour Chicken is yummy as it is. But it tastes even better with this homemade Tartar Sauce. Are you skeptical about Sweet & Sour Chicken with Tartar Sauce? Once I was, and I was surprised when I first tasted it. Why don’t you try it? This dish might become one of your favourite …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Egg Pork

    Pork & Egg Fried Rice

    I am going to share a simple but very versatile ‘Spring Onion & Garlic Sauce’. To make the sauce, you need five ingredients that are Spring Onion, Garlic, Sesame Oil, Salt and White Pepper. Depending on the dish you use the sauce for, you can add Vinegar, Lemon/Lime Juice, Sesame Seeds, Soy Sauce or Chilli …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Mince & Wombok Rice Bowl

    For my lunch, I want something nutritious, easy & quick to cook, and doesn’t cost much. Again, rice bowl dishes are ideal. This ‘Mince & Wombok Rice Bowl’ meets all those conditions. Minced meat can be pork or chicken. Tofu would be also good. Why don’t you try it! Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Wombok (Chinese …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Microwaved Eggplant & Tuna (Sweet Soy)

    Since I discovered the easiest & the quickest way to cook Eggplant, I am using Microwave for cooking more often. This is an almost identical recipe to ‘Microwaved Eggplant & Tuna (Sweet Miso)’ but in a different flavour. And again, what you have to do is microwaving everything together. Nothing can be easier than this! …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Spicy ‘Goma-ae’ Wakame & Cabbage

    One of the most popular recipes on my website is ‘Goma-ae’, the dishes of vegetables mixed with the ‘Goma-ae’ sauce. On the other day I tried to make ‘Goma-ae’ Cabbage, but it was not really good. I thought spiciness was needed for the cabbage, then I added Toban Djan (Chili Bean Sauce) and tasted it. …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg

    Cheap & Easy ‘Oyako Don’

    I was 18 years old when I started living alone. I bought some very basic cooking tools, but what I really wanted for my new life was a small electric rice cooker. I knew it would free me from cooking quite a lot. If I had some cooked rice, meals could be prepared quite easily. …

  • Gyoza Pork

    ‘Gyoza-burgs’

    Many years ago, when my children were young, we tried to make Gyoza for dinner one day and ended up having a large amount of filling leftover. My children should have wrapped more filling but they were not yet very skilled with Gyoza wrapping. Anyway, I made the filling leftover into small patties and cooked …

  • Mazegohan Vegetables

    Edible Chrysanthemum Mazegohan

    ‘Edible Chrysanthemum’ is totally different ‘Chrysanthemum’ and it is a vegetable in in the daisy family. Its strong and distinguish flavour is what you love or hate. I hated it when I was a child, but now I live it. If you love it, you will enjoy this rice dish. It’s very simple yet delicate …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Baked Pumpkin With Chicken Sauce

    In Japan, pumpkins are often cooked in soy sauce flavoured broth. All you need is a saucepan and I used to cook this dish in that way. But I can’t do that here in Australia. The pumpkin that is closest to the common Japanese pumpkin is Kent Pumpkin, and Kent Pumpkin is sometimes sold labeled …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Black Forest Cake

    This ‘Black Forest Cake’ has been one of my family’s TOP 3 desserts for special occasions. My husband and children all love this cake. ‘Black Forest Cake’ is such a popular cake and you can find so many different recipes on the internet and cooking books, but my recipe is fairly easy and fuss-free. Cake …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Cabbage & Harusame Salad

    I often keep a large containerful of thinly sliced cabbage and carrot in my fridge. This mix is ready to use for salad or anything. I often add extra ingredients to it such as egg or canned fish, and season with a dressing. Here are the three dressings that I like. This salad looks far …

  • Chicken Tofu

    Spicy Chicken & Tofu Nuggets

    When I heard about a fast-food restaurant’s hot & spicy chicken nuggets, I first made these Spicy Chicken & Tofu Nuggets. I simply added spices to the Chicken & Tofu Nuggets to make them hot and spicy. I used Cayenne Pepper, but naturally you can use chilli of your choice. Makes About 20 nuggets Ingredients …

  • Udon Yakisoba

    Yakiudon

    One day, my daughter asked me what the difference between ‘Yakisoba’ and ‘Yakiudon’ was. ‘Yakisoba’ is a dish of stir-fried noodles flavoured with Yakisoba sauce, which tastes like mix of Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce. ‘Yakiudon’ is obviously stir-fried udon noodles and originally seasoned with the same sauce, but nowadays dashi-flavoured soy sauce is more …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Daikon Cucumber Tuna Salad

    When I buy canned tuna, I choose tuna in brine or spring water. Tuna in olive oil tastes lovely but I don’t want to let the oil go into the drainage. That’s why I came up to this recipe. Please choose good quality and sustainable canned tuna. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Daikon 10cm *about 150g …

  • Mazegohan

    Edible Chrysanthemum & Kombu Mazegohan

    Every Asian grocery sells this vegetables but most Australians don’t know what it is. Once known it is ‘Chrysanthemum’, they would ask ‘Can we eat that?’ OK… it is actually a plant in the Daisy Family and it is a vegetable that is edible. Edible Chrysanthemum has a very strong distinguish flavour, which I hated …

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