• Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Spicy Tuna Soboro Don

    Canned Tuna, Eggs and some Greens. That’s all you need to make this rice bowl dish. I always use Tuna in Springwater. If you use Tuna in Brine, you need to reduce the amount of Soy Sauce because the tuna is salty. This is cheap and easy to cook, yet so delicious! Makes 2 Servings …

  • Prawn & Shrimp Vegetables

    Prawns & Fresh Tomato Salsa

    My super-quick & easy ‘Fresh Tomato Salsa’ can be mixed with cooked seafood and you can make such a delightful seafood platter instantly. Today I used frozen uncooked Prawns. It’s so simple and easy. Makes 2 to 3 Servings Ingredients 250g Prawns2 large Fresh Tomatoes1 small clove Garlic *finely chopped1/4 Red Onion1/2 to 1 Red …

  • Dough Potato

    Potato Mochi

    I love Mochi, but they are expensive to buy and it’s not easy to make. That’s why I have created some easy recipes. This is another very easy recipe to make savoury type Mochi. I’ve got an idea from Gnocchi. Instead of Wheat Flour, I added Glutenous Rice Flour to mashed Potatoes. It’s so simply …

  • Vegetables

    Fresh Tomato Salsa

    This is a super-quick & easy Fresh Tomato Salsa to enjoy with corn chips or flat bread. It’s great as a side dish as well. By mixing it with cooked seafood, you can make a delightful platter instantly. I have just one crucial advice for you. Make sure you taste the fresh chilli before adding …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Stir-fried Pork & Cabbage

    The main ingredients for this dish are Pork and Cabbage. I usually add Green Sweet Chilli or Green Capsicum. Onion, Carrot and Garlic Shoots are also good. When you cook this type of stir-fry dish, you must prepare everything before you actually start cooking. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 400g Pork *thinly sliced1 pinch Salt1 tablespoon …

  • Vegetables

    Pickled Sliced Turnip

    Kyoto, Japan’s old capital city, is famous for temples, shrines, old wooden houses and gardens. It’s also famous for traditional dining and amazing sweets. But, do you know it’s famous for a variety of pickled vegetables? The most famous one is this ‘Pickled Sliced Turnip’ and it’s called ‘Senmai-zuke’, that literally means ‘pickled thousand slices’. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Peanut ‘Sembei’ Biscuits

    ‘Sembei’ are, most commonly, Japanese rice crackers. Soy sauce flavoured ones are the most popular, but there are sweet types. The ingredients for those sweet ‘Sembai’ can include Wheat Flour, Sugar and Eggs. Basically they are sweet biscuits. This ‘Peanut Sembei’ is one of them. Unsophisticated and rustic biscuits bring back my childhood memories. Makes …

  • Beans & Peas Potato

    Nattō & Potato Pancakes

    This savoury pancake recipe is similar to my ‘Potato & Smoked Salmon Pancakes’. It’s a grated potato-base pancake, and this time I added Nattō. OK!!! I know some people never wish to eat it because its strong smell (you may call it ‘odour’) and slimy texture. If you like Nattō, you will definitely enjoy these …

  • Bread Curry Dough Pork

    Kareeman (Steamed Curry Buns)

    ‘Kareeman’ is the Japanese name for the steamed buns filled with curry flavoured mince and vegetable mixture. It’s similar to ‘Nikuman’ (Steamed Pork Buns). For ‘Kareeman’, you can use any minced meat. Today I used Pork Mince. It can be vegetarian, too. Makes 8 Buns Ingredients Pastry1 cup (*250ml) Self-Raising Flour1/2 cup Bread Flour *You …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon, Carrot & Egg

    This dish is commonly cooked with Meat, but boiled Eggs are also good. Fried firm Tofu with crispy outside is also good. Today I added Garlic and Toban Djan (Chili Bean Sauce) instead as Ginger, that is often used for this dish. You might be interested in my ‘Simmered Daikon, Carrot & Pork’ recipe as …

  • Pork

    Yakiton

    ‘Yakiton’ are grilled skewered Pork. Bite-sized pieces of Pork are skewered and grilled, often over an open flame. The chicken versions are called ‘Yakitori’ that are very popular at Izakayas. Any parts of Pork can be used, but my favourite is Pork Belly. If you wish to add vegetables to the skewers, small chilli peppers …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Tofu, Spinach & Carrot ‘Goma-ae’

    One of the most popular Japanese dishes is ‘Goma-ae’, the dishes of vegetables mixed with the sweet ‘Goma-ae’ sauce. You can find a variety of ‘Goma-ae’ recipes on my website, as I cook them very often. This time I added Tofu to make the dish even more nutritious. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 …

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