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 Matcha

    Matcha Ice Cream

    Matcha Ice Cream has earned popularity worldwide. A former US President Barak Obama seems a fan of Matcha Ice Cream. I have seen him enjoying it. Matcha Ice Cream is easy to make at home. Just whisk, mix and freeze, and it is done. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 cup Milk2/3 cup Sugar1 …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Cold Sweets

    Azuki Ice Cream

    This is an absolutely super easy yet so delicious recipe. You only need two ingredients, Tsubu-an (Sweet Azuki Paste) and Cream. If you want to make it lighter, see ‘Azuki Milk Ice’. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup Tsubu-an (Sweet Azuki Paste) *add more if you like1/2 cup Thickened Cream Method Whisk Thickened Cream in a …

  • 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’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) is the most popular ‘An’ (Bean Paste). Canned Tsubu-an, that contains a lot of sugar and additives, is available from most Japanese or Asian grocery stores, but they are pricey. Tsubu-an is very easy to make. If you have never made it by yourself, try it just once. You will never …

  • Mushrooms Spaghetti & Pasta

    Bacon & Kinoko Spaghetti

    ‘Kinoko’ means mushrooms. Use any Asian mushrooms such as Shiitake, Shimeji, Enoki, Oyster Mushrooms, King Oyster Mushrooms (Eringi) , and plenty of them! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 300 to 400g Spaghetti100g Shiitake *sliced100g Shimeji *torn into smaller pieces100g Enoki *torn into smaller pieces1 Onion *thinly sliced1 to 2 cloves Garlic *finely chopped1 tablespoon Oil100g Bacon20g …

  • 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 4 servings Spaghetti500g Seafood Mix (Marinara Mix)2 to 3 tablespoons Olive Oil2 cloves Garlic …

  • Shirataki & Itokonnyaku Tofu

    Shirataki & Atsu-age (Deep Fried Tofu)

    ‘Konnyaku’ is a jelly-like food made from a type of potato called ‘Konnyaku (Konjac)’ and noodle type is called ‘Shirataki’ or ‘Itokonnyaku’. They are extremely low in calories and available from not only Asian grocers but also most supermarkets. Find Lo-Cal Noodles, and if they are made from Konjac root, they are the same thing. Makes …

  • 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 200g Harusame Noodles1/2 to 1 Cucumber1 Carrot4 slices Ham2 Large Eggs *make thin omelettes …

  • Yakisoba

    Yakisoba

    Yakisoba is a very similar to Chinese stir fried noodles, and it is cooked 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 …

  • 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 1 serving Frozen Fresh Ramen NoodlesSoup (*comes with noodles)Your Favourite Toppings Method Cook noodles as instructed. Basically cook Frozen Noodles in rapidly boiling water for 2 minutes or …

  • 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 1 serving Instant Dry NoodlesSoup (*comes with noodles)Your Favourite Toppings …

  • 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. The texture of Somen (Japanese thinnest noodles) well suits this light flavoured stir-fry. If you don’t have ‘Somen’, Rice Vermicelli or Capellini (Angel Hair Pasta) can be used instead. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Icy Cold Somen

    Somen are the thinnest Japanese noodles. It is easy to over cook. Follow the instruction. Standard cooking time is 2 minutes. Somen might be difficult to find for you. You can use Rice Vermicelli or Capellini (Angel Hair Pasta) instead. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Somen Noodles *OR Rice Vermicelli or Capellini (Angel Hair …

  • Udon

    Udon in Soup

    Udon noodles are most commonly served in hot soup with toppings such as Tempura, Kakiage Tempura or ‘Abura-age’ cooked just like ‘Inari-zushi’ wrappers. My home town is close to Kagawa prefecture that is famous for ‘Sanuki Udon’ and I grew up with the delicious noodles. Imported Frozen ‘Sanuki Udon’ are available from most Asian grocers …

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