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 Sweets

    Matcha Cup Cake

    Makes 12 Ingredients Butter 125g Caster Sugar 3/4 cup Eggs 2 Self-Raising Flour 1 1/2 cups Matcha Powder 2 tablespoons Milk 1/2 cup White Chocolate Cream White Chocolate 200g Cream 100ml Butter 25g Matcha Powder 1/4 teaspoon *optional Method 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 2. Soften the Butter and beat with Sugar, then add Eggs and beat …

  • 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 700g 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 Yakisoba Noodles …

  • 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

    Somen’s delicate texture goes well with this light flavoured stir fry. The noodles need to be cooked firm. Rice Vermicelli can be used instead of Somen. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Somen Noodles 4 x 90g Sesame Oil 1 tablespoon Pork Thinly Sliced 200g Salt & Pepper Ginger 1 small piece* sliced into fine strips Onion …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Icy Cold Somen

    Somen are the thinnest noodles. It is east to over cook. Follow the instruction. Standard cooking time is 2 minutes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Somen Noodles 4 x 90g Mentsuyu (Dipping Sauce) Yakumi (Condiments) Method 1. Cook Somen Noodles as instructed. DO NOT add salt into the water. 2. When noodles are cooked, drain and rinse …

  • Udon

    Udon in Soup

    Udon noodles served in hot soup with toppings such as tempura. Kakiage tempura goes very well with the Udon in soup. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Udon Noodles 2 x 90g Instant Udon Soup 2 packets Hot Water 2 cups Toppings *Tempura, Spring Onion Make Soup by yourself Dashi stock 2 cups Soy Sauce 3 to …

  • Udon

    Zaru Udon

    To enjoy the rubbery resilient ‘al dente’ Udon noodles, the best way is with chilled ‘Mentsuyu’ dipping sauce with plenty of ‘Takumi’ condiments. The best Udon noodles are the frozen type that you can find at Japanese or Asian grocery stores. If you make Udon by yourself, they would be the best. Try my “Home-Made …

  • Soba

    Soba & Pork Salad

    Soba salad is becoming popular. This is a very easy and inexpensive recipe. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Soba Noodles 4 x 90g Pork Block 300 to 400g Potato Starch *optional Ginger 1 small piece Onion 1 Cucumber 1/2 to 1 Mentsuyu 2 cups Lemon 1/2 Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Powder) *Add any vegetables you like to …

  • Soba

    Zaru Soba

    With some reasons, many Japanese people often have craving for Soba. I do sometimes have craving for ‘Zaru Soba’, especially on a hot day or when I am tired after a long trip. This dish might be one of our soul foods. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Soba Noodles 4 x 90g Mentsuyu Yakumi (Condiments) Method …

  • Other Seafood

    Butter Soy Scallops & Spinach

    Super quick and easy and delicious and nutritious! Great with freshly cooked rice or pasta. Using the ready-to-serve Baby Spinach, this dish can be prepared so quickly. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Scallops 300g Spinach 1 bunch *OR plenty of ready-to-serve Baby Spinach Butter 20 to 30g Garlic 1 clove *finely chopped Soy Sauce 1 to …

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