• Chicken Dipping Sauce

    Sesame & Miso Sauce

    This versatile sweet miso sauce goes very well with Chicken, Tofu, Fish, steamed Vegetables, and so many food. This sauce can be a great dipping sauce for ‘Shabu Shabu’ as well. The sweetness of the sauce is totally up to your preference. Very sweet and slightly sweet both are equally delicious. Ingredients 3 tablespoons White …

  • Mazegohan

    Butter & Soy Sauce Corn Rice

    Have you tried ‘Butter & Soy Grilled Corn’? It is so yummy. When corn is not in season, frozen corn cobs or kernels can be cooked in the same way, and they are also yummy. Mix the butter & soy sauce flavoured corn kernels with freshly cooked rice to make this dish. It is yummy, …

  • Vegetables

    Broccoli Slaw with Creamy Dressing

    ‘Broccoli Slaw’ is my new discovery at a Coles supermarket. It was packed with creamy dressing and $5 for about 2 servings. I like it a lot, but the list of ingredients freaked me out, and also it is pricey! Coleslaw can be prepared easily and cheaply at home. You don’t need to buy the …

  • Curry Fish

    Thai Red Fish Curry

    Asian food is very popular in Australia. The most popular cuisine is probably Thai food. My family loves Thai curries, however I often find them too sweet. I cook this Red Fish Curry without Sugar. If you want it sweet, just add 1-2 tablespoons of Brown Sugar. You can use any type of fish of …

  • Vegetables

    Guacamole

    This is one of my favourite dips and bread spreads. It is so tasty and refreshing. ‘Guacamole’ is traditionally made by mashing Avocado(s) and Salt, but you can find so many different recipes these days. Many of them require Coriander, which my husband and son hate. They are genetic Coriander haters. They just can’t identify …

  • Cold Sweets

    Basic No-Bake Cheesecake

    This dessert is called ‘Rare Cheesecake’ in Japan. It is very popular over there but not so popular here in Melbourne. This Cheesecake is set by gelatine. This is the most basic and plain No-Bake Cheesecake recipe that I have been using for many years. Adding extra ingredients such as fruit, fruit puree or chocolate, …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Mock Peking Duck

    I call this ‘Chinese Souvlaki’. The pancakes for this dish are super easy to make. At least much easier than making Greek flat bread. The whole duck is not easily accessible for many people. Why don’t you use chicken? Roast a whole chicken in the ‘Peking Duck’ flavour OR my ‘Teriyaki Chicken’ can be a …

  • Chicken

    Peking-inspired Roast Chicken

    The dish of ‘Peking Duck’ is extremely expensive at the Chinese restaurants. It’s a nice dish but I always tend to think that I can cook chicken like this and it would be yummy and a lot cheaper. This roast chicken can be cooked just like ordinary roast chicken, and serving it with the Savoury …

  • Bread Dough

    Savoury Pancakes

    These pancakes have soft and chewy texture that is similar to the dumpling wrappers. They are perfect for Peking Duck or similar Asian dishes. The best way to cook is using a non-stick frying pan. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Plain Flour 2 cups Water 2 cups Salt 1/4 teaspoon Canola Oil 1-2 tablespoons Sesame Oil …

  • Mushrooms

    Mushroom & Onion Dip

    As I have seen a bigger variety of & more creative dips at stores, I simply thought I could make my own dips by blending whatever I like. Here is another one. I sautéed Onion, Garlic and Mushrooms with my favourite herb ‘Thyme’, and blended into paste. All mushroom lovers should try this!!! Ingredients Onion …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Basic Plain Cupcakes

    If you are a beginner cook and looking for a cupcake recipe, this is the most basic and easy-to-remember recipe. Once you have succeeded in baking these plain ones, you will wish to create new flavours by adding extra ingredients such as Cocoa Powder, Sultanas, Cinnamon & Apple, etc. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients Butter 125g …

  • Potato

    Cheesy Potato Bake

    At a supermarket, I saw someone buying a sachet of cheese flavoured potato bake seasoning mix. I had a look at the ingredients printed on the package, and they are Modified Starch (1422), Mineral Salt (339), Iodised Salt, Maltodextrin (from Corn), Yeast Extract, Vegetable Fat, Sugar, Emulsifier (471), Flavours (contain Milk), Food Acid (Citric), Colour …

  • Cold Sweets

    Lemon Curd & Yoghurt Mousse Cake

    My daughter and I have been in love with ‘Barkers Anathoth Farm Lemon Curd’ from NZ. It is so good! I wanted to make a dessert using it. To make this dessert, you need no lemon juice, no sugar, no butter, or no cream! Just mix Greek Style Yoghurt and the delicious Lemon Curd, and …

  • Bread Dough

    Basic White Bread

    I used to wake up in the morning, in the house that was filled with the lovely smell of baking bread thanks to my bread-baking machine. I don’t have the machine any more and I bake bread using the oven. But this ‘Basic White Bread’ recipe is always same. For the machine, I had to …

  • Beef Pork

    IKEA-inspired Meatballs

    I like visiting IKEA stores. And I like IKEA’s meatballs. They taste different from the meatballs I make. One day I wondered how they make the meatballs. I looked at the IKEA website, and found that the ingredients are Meat (Beef & Pork), Onion, Breadcrumbs, Egg, Water, Salt and Pepper. They are very basic ingredients …

  • Vegetables

    Ginger Tsukudani

    I use fresh Ginger for cooking very often. I love its hot & spicy flavour. If you love Ginger, you might enjoy this ‘Ginger Tsukudani’. ‘Tsukudani’ is commonly small fish, shellfish, seaweed or vegetables cooked in Mirin, Sugar and Soy Sauce to preserve the ingredients. They are great condiments for freshly cooked rice and tofu, …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles

    Pad Thai

    As you might already know, ‘Pad Thai’ is a stir-fried rice noodle dish, which is very popular in Australia. Ready-made Pad Thai Sauces are available from supermarkets. They are all very sweet!!! I would never buy them again because the sauce is easy to make. The ingredients to cook with the rice noodles can be …

  • Beans & Peas Other Soup

    Broad Beans Soup

    It’s a soup of Spring. I have tried to make this soup with chicken stock, vegetable stock, potato, onion, or a little bit of butter. To enjoy the flavour of the Broad Beans most, you only need Milk. Trust me! You will enjoy the best Broad Beans soup. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients Broad …

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