Archive for June 22nd, 2012

  • Cold Sweets Fruit Sweets

    Milk Fruit Kanten

    I scarcely remember the time when I was in my third year of primary school, but I clearly remember a boxed lunch that my mother made for me on a school excursion day. My lunch impressed all teachers and their praises made me so happy. The most outstanding food in the lunch box was this …

  • Cold Sweets Sweets

    Umeshu Jelly

    Umeshu is a Japanese liqueur made from ume fruits in alcohol and sugar. It has an alcohol content of 10 to 15%. This jelly is only for grownups. Read more about Umeshu > Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Gelatine Powder 10g Umeshu 200ml Water 400ml Sugar 4 tablespoons Method 1. Sprinkle Gelatine powder into 2 tablespoons of …

  • Cold Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Ice-cream

    As Matcha Ice-cream has earned popularity worldwide, soon-to-be former US president Barack Obama is also a fan of Matcha Ice-cream. It is easy to make at home. Just whisk, mix and freeze, and it is done. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients Milk 1 cup Sugar 150g (3/4 cup) Corn Flour (Corn Starch) 1 tablespoon …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Cupcakes

    Makes 12 Ingredients Butter 125g *softenedCaster Sugar 3/4 cupEggs 2Self-Raising Flour 1 & 1/2 cupsMatcha Powder 2 tablespoonsMilk 1/2 cup Matcha White Chocolate Cream White Chocolate 200gCream 100mlButter 25gMatcha Powder 1/4 teaspoon Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with cases. Beat softened Butter and Sugar until creamy. Add Eggs, one at …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Koshi-an

    You can make light & smooth Koshi-an very easily by using Powdered Azuki Beans. But Powdered Azuki Beans is very hard to find in Australia. Making it from dry Azuki Beans from scratch is very demanding hard work. So here is the very easy method to make Koshi-an using food processor. Makes About 400g Ingredients …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Tsubu-an

    ’Tsubu-an’ is the most popular ‘An’ (bean Paste) and the canned ready-made Tsubu-an that contains a lot of sugar and additives is available from most Japanese or Asian grocery stores. But it is so easy to make! If you have never made it by yourself, try it just once. You will never wish to buy …

  • Mushrooms Spaghetti & Pasta

    Bacon & Kinoko Spaghetti

    ‘Kinoko’ means mushrooms. Use any Asian mushrooms or/and fungi such as Shiitake, Shimeji, Enoki, Oyster Mushrooms, King Oyster Mushrooms (Eringi) , and plenty of them! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spaghetti 300 to 400g Shiitake 100g *sliced Shimeji 100g *torn into smaller pieces Enoki 100g *torn into smaller pieces Onion 1 *thinly sliced Garlic 1 to …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta

    Seafood Spaghetti Garlic Soy Sauce

    Seafood with Garlic & Soy Sauce goes so well with pasta. This ‘Seafood Spaghetti Garlic Soy Sauce’ is very popular in Japan and it is so easy and quick to prepare. A perfect dinner for busy families. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spaghetti 300 to 400g Seafood Mix (Marinara Mix) 500g Oil 2 to 3 tablespoons …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Harusame Salad

    Harusame are the noodles made from potato starch or mung bean starch. Low in calories and great for salad and soup. This dish is something we always crave for when weather is warmer.It’s so refreshing and yummy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Harusame Noodles 200g Cucumber 1/2 to 1 Carrot 1 Ham 4 slices Large Eggs …

  • Yakisoba

    Yakisoba

    Yakisoba is a very similar to Chinese stir fried noodles, with vegetables and, commonly, pork. The dish is seasoned with ‘Yakisoba Sauce’ which tastes like Worcestershire Sauce. Yakisoba is very simple to make and can be cooked on a large hotplate, by tossing the ingredients together as they fry. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500 to …

  • Ramen

    Fresh Ramen

    Frozen fresh Ramen noodles are available from most Japanese and Asian grocery stores. Soup comes with the noodles and they are quite tasty. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients Frozen Fresh Ramen Noodles 1 serving Soup (*comes with noodles) Your Favourite Toppings Method 1. Cook noodles as instructed. Basically cook Frozen Noodles in rapidly boiling water for 2 …

  • Ramen

    Instant Ramen with Toppings

    You cannot underestimate Japanese Instant Ramen. People are very fussy about the quality, texture and types of noodles, and the matching flavour of soup. There is a great range of Instant Ramen that taste just excellent. Enjoy with your favourite toppings. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients Instant Dry Noodles 1 serving Soup (*comes with noodles) Your …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Somen Stir Fry

    I love South East Asian spicy flavours, but I sometimes need the delicate Japanese flavour that is so gentle and soothing. ‘Somen (Japanese thin noodles)’s texture goes well with this light flavoured stir-fry. If you don’t have ‘Somen’ noodles, Rice Vermicelli or very thin Spaghetti can be used instead. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Somen Noodles …

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