• Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Mizutaki

    ‘Mizutaki’ is one of the post popular Nabe (Hot Pot) dishes in Japan. ‘Mizutaki’ means ‘cooked in water’. Chicken and a variety of Vegetables are cooked in water, sometimes with a piece of Kombu (Kelp). However, they are most commonly cooked in Chicken Stock these days. When Chicken and Vegetables are cooked, you may take …

  • Bread Chicken

    Teriyaki Chicken Pizza

    Italian Pizza was introduced into many countries and unique localised Pizzas have developed. This ‘Teriyaki Chicken Pizza’ is actually quite popular in Japan. Many pizza shops sell it. Mozzarella is really versatile and it goes quite well with Teriyaki Sauce. Makes 28cm Pizza Ingredients Pizza Base *Try my ‘Super Quick Pizza Base’2 to 3 tablespoons …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Dough

    Okinawa Doughnuts

    ‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are deep fried sweet buns that are made in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa. It is called ‘Sata Andagi’ in Okinawan language. Traditional ‘Andagi’, that means ‘deep-fried’, is made with Flour, Sugar and Eggs. Commonly Lard is also mixed into the dough, but I use Butter. The characteristics of ‘Okinawa Doughnuts’ are cracked …

  • Chicken Other Soup

    Chicken & Dumplings

    Nearly 30 years ago, when I visited Alabama in the US, I fell in love with a dish called ‘Chicken & Dumplings’. I have been cooking it since then, and my ‘Chicken & Dumplings’ has developed into this Japanese take. I use Glutenous Rice Flour (or ‘Shiratamako’) as well as Wheat Flour to make dumplings, …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Steam-Fried Pork Belly & Cabbage

    This is a dish I repeatedly cook especially when the weather is cold. As you can read in the method, it is super easy to cook. And the dish is comfortingly delicious. I always season it very simply with Salt and White Pepper as I believe that’s the best way to season this dish. You …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Dates & Walnuts Stuffed Coffee Cookies

    The filling of Dates & Walnuts can be replaced with Chocolate, Crunchy Peanut Butter, OR etc. Making these cookies can be a fun family activity, though it might be too difficult for young children. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar1 Egg1 tablespoon Instant Coffee Granules *mixed with 1/2 tablespoon Hot Water1 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Sweet Cream Cheese Spring Rolls

    Spring Roll Wrappers are made with Wheat Flour, Water, Vegetable Oil, Salt. Naturally they are absolutely suitable for sweets as well. I had some leftover Spring Roll Wrappers and Cream Cheese. They turned into these delicious snack. Makes 8 Pieces Ingredients 2 square sheet Spring Roll Wrappers60g Cream Cheese2 tablespoons Caster SugarSome Sultanas OR RaisinsOil …

  • Beans & Peas Egg

    Edamame & Egg Salad

    This salad is perfect for sandwich filling. I didn’t like the egg salad sandwich for a long time until I made this egg salad. This ‘Edamame & Egg Salad’ tastes like my Tartar Sauce, and the crunchy Edamame (young soy beans) are so good. If you can’t find Edamame where you live, Peas can be …

  • Prawn & Shrimp

    Popcorn Prawns

    ‘Popcorn Shrimps’ is called ‘Popcorn Prawns’ in Australia as the word ‘Shrimp’ is not commonly used. ‘Popcorn Prawns’ is a dish of deep fried crumbed or battered small prawns, and served with different dipping sauces. They say the origins of the dish came from the southern region of US and Cajun spices are often used, …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Chestnut Cupcakes

    I bought a bag of peeled roasted Chestnuts at an Asian grocery store. I coarsely chopped the Chestnuts and mixed them into my ‘Basic Plain Cupcakes’. As the flavour of the cupcakes was so good, I decided to decorate the cakes like my ‘Mont Blanc Cake’. A bitter sweet memory instantly came back and I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Cheesecake Dessert

    When you saw something delicious and knew you could’t have it, what would you do? I would try to make it by myself. I saw this dessert on the internet. They say a convenience store chain in Japan is selling it. My copy looks like it, and tastes great! Makes 6 servings Ingredients Matcha Cheesecake250g …

  • Cheese Vegetables

    Fennel & Bocconcini Salad

    Aromatic Fennel is best to eat raw. Its anise-like flavour is so good with slightly sweet citrus-base dressing. I often use Orange, but I used Lemon today. For this Fennel salad, plain and milky Bocconcini (Mozzarella Cheese Balls) are perfect. Add more Fennel leaves if you have for extra aroma. Makes 2 to 3 Servings …

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