• Baked & Fried Sweets

    Pumpkin Pound Cake

    As my Pumpkin Doughnuts were so successful, I wanted to bake a Pumpkin Cake. I looked for the recipes. Many of them require a lot of Spices. I decided to use my own Pound Cake recipe. I didn’t add any spices, but I added Rum. I think I could have added Rum Steeped Sultanas. Maybe …

  • Lamb

    Lamb Shanks

    I still remember when I had the dish of Lamb Shank for the first time. It was a cultural shock as I had never had an animal’s large bone on the dinner plate before. As I know my husband has grown up on this type of food and he is very fond of Lamb, I …

  • Prawn & Shrimp

    Baked Crumbed Prawns

    Banana Prawns were on special and I bought 500g. When I was shelling and deveining them, my hand became very itchy. When I finished the preparation of Prawns, I couldn’t stand the itchiness. I washed my hands throughly and had a look at them. OMG!!! My hands were very red. It must have been an …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    My Tartar Sauce

    This is my family’s Tartar Sauce that I have been making for decades. Egg is essential for my Tartar Sauce. It is perfect with Fried Seafood, Teriyaki Chicken and Boiled (OR Steamed) Potato & Vegetables. It’s good as a dip. Ingredients 1 Boiled Egg2 tablespoons finely chopped Onion2 tablespoons finely chopped Pickled Gherkin OR Cucumber1 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg Pork

    Garlic Chives, Egg & Pork Rice Bowl

    There are so many recipes to cook this great combination of ingredients, Garlic Chives, Egg & Pork. My favourite flavour is always Soy Sauce and Oyster Sauce. This is one of the dishes I repeatedly cook for my lunch. It is so quick & easy, yet really delicious, comforting and filling. If you don’t have …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Vegetables

    Vegan Vegetable Rice Bowl

    I have shared my recipe ‘Monk’s Vegan Soup’ that is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. ‘Kenchin-jiru’ is 100% plant-based soup. It is full of flavours as a variety of ingredients are added. This is a ‘Kenchin-jiru’ inspired rice bowl dish. Please use many different Vegetables and Asian Mushrooms. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil1 …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Cucumber & Tuna Salad

    When I need to make one more dish for dinner, a simple salad is my first option. This Cucumber & Tuna Salad is quick & easy. I cut the Cucumber in a fancy way today, in the same way as Cucumber Snake. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large Continental Cucumber1/4 teaspoon Salt1 can (95g) Tuna …

  • Vegetables

    Celery Salad with Sesame Dressing

    The Sesame Dressing that I used for this salad is very versatile. It goes so well with many things. I thought that the Celery haters in my family might eat Celery if with this dressing. I don’t know if they enjoyed the salad, but they ate it. Red Capsicum is optional, but it adds sweetness …

  • Vegetables

    Tabbouleh & Green Vegetables Salad

    Parsley has grown like a jungle in my herb garden. I decided to make Tabbouleh, so that I can use a lot of Parsley. I love Tabbouleh, but it is not very popular among my family members as they don’t like the overwhelming Parsley and Mint. So I added Green Vegetables they like, such as …

  • Curry Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Curry Flavoured Pork & Eggplant Rice Bowl

    When you stir-fry Eggplant with other ingredients, cooking time can be an issue. Today I cooked Eggplant with thinly sliced Pork. How would you cook these two ingredients together? My method is pre-cook Eggplant in the microwave. Once you have done it, this dish can be cooked very quickly. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 Eggplant …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Pumpkin Doughnuts

    The other day I made leftover cooked Pumpkin into ‘Pumpkin Dango Dumplings’ using Glutinous Rice Flour. Today I used Regular Self-Raising and made it into Doughnuts. The process is almost identical. You mix the pureed Pumpkin with Flour. I added some Sugar for these Doughnuts. Makes 20 Balls Ingredients 100g Cooked Pumpkin *pureed2 tablespoons Caster …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Coconut Cupcakes

    The other day I had leftover Coconut Milk. I used it to make my Basic Plain Cupcakes replacing Milk with it. I also replaced some Flour with Desiccated Coconut. The cupcakes turned out delicious and full of coconut flavour. Today I made the cupcakes again, and decorated them with a generous amount of Whipped Cream …

  • Pork Ramen

    Crispy Instant Ramen with Stir-fry

    I want to share another way you can cook an Instant ‘Soy Sauce’ Ramen. An extra effort is required, but it is worth it. Crispy Noodles with Stir-fry is my favourite dish and this is an attempt to create it using an Instant Ramen. If you are served this dish at a casual eatery, you …

  • Vegetables

    Sir-fried Wombok with Olive Oil, Garlic & Chilli

    I assume you love the fabulous combination of Olive Oil, Garlic and Chilli. Many Vegetables can be cooked in this flavour. Today I cooked Wombok. You may wish to drizzle with some Soy Sauce for extra Umami when you serve. Makes 3 to 4 Servings Ingredients 1/4 Wombok *350 to 400g1 tablespoon Olive Oil2 cloves …

  • Beef Curry Pork Ramen

    Instant Curry Ramen

    This is another super easy recipe that transforms the Instant Ramen into a delicious and nutritious meal. I recommend to use Japanese Soy Sauce Instant Ramen for this dish as its soup is most suitable for the curry flavour. I definitely want to add an Egg as a topping. You don’t have a boiled egg? …

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