• Chicken

    Pan-cooked Honey Soy Chicken Wing Nibbles

    I never knew the dish called ‘Honey Soy Chicken’ until I came to Australia. Honey & Soy flavoured marinated Chicken are available from any supermarkets and butchers in Melbourne. I have never bought them. Commonly they are baked in the oven. If you don’t have an oven, try this frying pan method. As Chicken Wing …

  • Seasonings & Oils

    Spring Onion & Garlic Infused Oil

    Garlic, Chilli, Herbs or Citrus infused Olive Oils are widely available these days. This is an Asian version, but DO NOT use Olive Oil. Flavourless Vegetable Oils, such as Canola Oil, are more suitable. This Oil is brilliant for stir-fries and fried rice, and also it adds a fantastic flavour to Ramen Soup. Makes About …

  • Gyoza Pork Tofu

    Gluten-free ‘Abura-age’ Gyoza

    If you can’t eat wheat flour and have given up eating Gyoza because of that, you might wish to try this alternative. Instead of wrapping the filling with Gyoza wrappers, I sandwiched the filling with ‘Abura-age’, Fried Thin Tofu. This recipe includes a very basic Pork filling, but you can find more Gyoza filling recipes …

  • Chicken Curry

    Chicken Katsu Curry

    You might be already familiar with this this. ‘Chicken Katsu Curry’ has been gaining in popularity. Interestingly, it’s ‘Chicken’ Cutlet Curry although the popular Katsu Curry in Japan is ‘Pork’ Cutlet Curry. I already shared my ‘Katsu Curry’ recipe on this website, but this fruity curry recipe is more accessible as you don’t need Japanese …

  • Vegetables

    Pan-Steamed Cabbage & Cheesy White Sauces

    I often serve steamed vegetables with roasted or grilled meat. I usually use a steamer, but this ‘Pan-Steaming’ method is also good, especially for Cabbage. Slightly caramelised bottom adds extra flavour. Enjoy it with your favourite sauce. Today I served with Cheesy White Sauce. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1/2 Cabbage *cut into 4 wedges keeping …

  • Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Green Rice Soup

    Leftover cooked rice that has turned dry and hard like sand grains. What do you cook with it? Rice soup is a good option. Try this Green Rice Soup. It is very easy and quick to prepare. The key ingredients are Edamame (Young Soy Beans) and Nori. Soft Tofu or Egg can be added. Makes …

  • Chicken

    Soy Sauce Chicken

    In the Chinese traditional method, the whole Chicken is boiled in the sauce. However, for everyday home-cooking, smaller cuts are much easier and quicker to cook, and you don’t need a lot of Soy Sauce. I recommend to use bone-in leg parts such as Thigh Cutlets and Drumsticks for this dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Pan-fried Butter Soy Onirigi

    ‘Onigiri’, Japanese rice balls that are often triangular, is a very popular way to use up leftover rice. Grilled Onigiri are also popular, but it might be difficult for you to try if you don’t have toaster oven or griller. They can be pan-fried with a small amount of Oil. This Italian inspired Onigiri with …

  • Cold Sweets

    Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream

    You don’t need ice cream making machine or food processor to make this Chocolate Ice Cream. I have tried all sort of methods to create Ice Creams. My conclusion is the easiest method is just the best. Find out how good this Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream tastes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Bowl 1. Chocolate Ganache40g …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables

    Chikuwa ‘Isobeyaki’

    Chikuwa is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake made from Surimi (fish paste). This is a dish of Chikuwa that is stir-fried with a small amount of Oil and seasoned with Sugar and Soy Sauce. Super quick and easy dish that used to appear in my lunch box quite frequently. It is yummy with freshly cooked rice, …

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