Archive for September 3rd, 2020

  • Squid & Octopus Tempura

    Saki-ika (Shredded Dried Squid) Tempura

    Dried Squid is a popular food in Japan. ‘Saki-ika’ is already shredded Dried Squid and it is often seasoned. ‘Saki-ika’ is delicious as it is, but today I made it into Tempura. It is perfect for drinking. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 20g ‘Saki-ika’ (Shredded Dried Squid)1 & 1/2 tablespoons Plain Flour1/2 tablespoon Potato Starch Flour2 …

  • Tofu & Soy Protein

    Simmered Kōya Dōfu

    ‘Kōya Dōfu’ is freeze-dried Tofu, originated in the mid 16th century in Japan. It is still a very popular food. It looks like a hard dried sponge and you can find at Japanese grocery stores. Similar products can be found at Asian Grocery stores. You need to soak it in warm water before use. This …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Super Easy Instant Peach Cobbler

    This is a Super Easy recipe to make ‘Peach Cobbler’ just for you when you crave it. However, this recipe can be easily multiplied to make more servings. If you microwave it, Peach Cobbler will be ready in 5 minutes. If you can wait, bake it in the oven and you will get lovely crusty …

  • Clear Soup Fish

    Fish Clear Soup

    My mother used to cook this Fish Clear Soup for special occasions, when she cooked Sushi or special rice dishes. She used a fish called ‘Hamo’ that is really delicious, but it is not available where I live now. I use firm white fish such as Snapper. Clear soup is usually seasoned with Salt and …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta Sweets

    Kinako Macaroni

    More than 50 years ago, in a small town in Japan, the pre-school that I went to was like child day-care, and a hot lunch or light snack was provided every day. The most memorable food I tasted at the pre-school was this ‘Kinako Macaroni’. I still fondly remember the day it was served for …