Archive for August 17th, 2020

  • Beef Udon

    Beef Udon Soup

    There is a very popular Donburi (Rice Bowl) dish called ‘Gyū Don’ and there is Udon Noodle version of it. However, there are different methods to cook it. In the region where I grew up, thinly sliced Beef is cooked in Dashi based soup and it is not sweet. In other regions, especially in eastern …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Ohagi (Bota Mochi)

    This food is called ‘Ohagi’ in Japan. There is an almost identical food called ‘Bota Mochi’. During the equinoctial weeks in Spring and Autumn, this food is traditionally prepared. It is basically a ball of slightly pounded glutenous rice covered with Sweet Azuki Paste. Kinako (finely ground Roasted Soy Beans) mixed with Sugar is another …

  • Egg

    Curry Flavoured Egg Salad

    Japanese Mayonnaise and Curry flavour are a good match. One example is my ‘Curry Flavoured Smoked Sausage & Potato Salad’ that I cook quite often. This Egg Salad is perfect for sandwich filling. You may wish to cut Eggs into larger pieces to make a side dish. Boiled Cauliflower or Potatoes can be a good …