• Baked & Fried Sweets Bread

    My French Toast

    You don’t need a recipe to make French Toast. Just mix Egg(s), Milk and Sugar, and soak the Bread slices in the mixture and cook with Butter in a frying pan. The following is just a suggestion. You may wish to add more Eggs, more Milk, or more Sugar. My advice is to cook at …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Crispy Coffee Meringue

    Here is another recipe to use up your leftover Egg White. As this recipe is for 1 Egg White, you can easily multiply based on the number of Egg Whites. I am not a big fan of Meringue as it tastes just sugary, but Coffee Meringue is absolutely delicious. It melts in your mouth. Enjoy …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Sir-fried Rice Vermicelli

    I used to cook this dish using already seasoned Dry Rice Vermicelli in Japan. A company called ‘Kenmin Foods’ produces delicious Rice Vermicelli products. I recently saw the products on the internet and I was nostalgic. I tried to cook the dish using commonly available unseasoned Dry Rice Vermicelli. I seasoned it simply and the …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    Coffee Butter Cream

    This ‘Coffee Butter Cream’ can be used for icing or filling for cakes and cookies. This cream becomes fairly firm when chilled. Ingredients 60g Unsalted Butter *softened1 cup (about 150g) Icing Sugar1 pinch Salt2 teaspoon Instant Coffee Granules *mixed with 2 teaspoon Hot Water2 teaspoons Rum *OR Bourbon, Brandy, etc.1/2 to 1 teaspoon Milk *only …

  • Chicken

    Chicken Breast Shogayaki

    ‘Pork Shogayaki’, or Ginger Pork, is one of the most popular dishes at Japanese eateries. If you don’t eat Pork with any reasons, try this Chicken Breast version. You must thinly slice the Breast Fillet, so that Chicken would be cooked quickly. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 300g Chicken Breast Fillet(s)2 to 3 teaspoons Oil Sauce1 …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Bok Choy & Egg with Oyster Sauce

    This dish is supposed to be cooked with Oysters and Bok Choy. In Japan, fairly large Oysters removed from shell are available for cooking. Here in Melbourne, Oysters are in shell, rather small, and they are to be eaten raw. They are very expensive. So, I use Eggs instead of Oysters, and it’s delicious. Makes …

  • Clear Soup Egg

    Dropped Egg Clear Soup

    When I was a little girl, this soup (Egg only!) frequently appeared on our family’s dinner table. My family was poor, but my sisters and I always ate nutritious meals. I credit my mother for that, and Eggs must have been a great source of protein for her to cook. Today I added Prawns to …

  • Okonomiyaki

    Oven-baked Okonomiyaki with Ham & Egg

    It takes time to cook ‘Okonomiyaki’, especially when you make many. When I cook it for whole family, I bake one large Okonomiyaki in the oven. Today’s Okonomiyaki is about 40 x 30cm. Such a jumbo Okonomiyaki can’t be flipped over, but I don’t need to to do so as I bake it in the …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Strawberry Daifuku Mochi

    ‘Daifuku Mochi’, or Daifuku, is a Japanese sweet consisting of a small round glutinous rice cake stuffed with sweet Azuki paste. There are many variations these days, and this ‘Strawberry Daifuku Mochi’ is probably the most popular one. I wouldn’t try to make it if I were in Japan. However, here in Melbourne where I …

  • Chicken Pork Prawn & Shrimp

    Fried Stuffed Lotus Root

    I often use minced Prawns for this dish, but I used Chicken Mince today. Pork Mince is also good. Frozen Lotus Root is available from most Asian grocery store. Thinner slices are more suitable. It’s much easier to cook than it looks. Why don’t you try it for a special occasion? Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Beans & Peas

    Broad Bean Dip

    All Broad Bean lovers should try this delicious dip. Fresh Broad Beans are lovely, but Frozen Broad Beans can be used. Nice crusty bread or grilled flat bread would be perfect with this dip. Makes About 1 Cupful Ingredients 1 heaped cupful Broad Beans flesh *tough skin removed1/2 clove Garlic *finely choppedWater1/2 to 1 tablespoon …

  • Egg Prawn & Shrimp

    Omelette with Sweet & Sour Sauce

    ‘Crab Omelette Rice Bowl’ is one of my absolute favourite rice bowl dishes. Today I used Prawns instead of Crab Meat. Also I didn’t cook the omelette individually. Cooking 2 servings in just one large omelette is EASY. We eat it with freshly cooked rice anyway. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 100g Cooked Prawns *cut into …

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