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  • Potato Vegetables

    Potato, Cucumber & Dill Salad

    I had a bunch of fresh Dill and I needed to use it soon. You can use quite a lot of Dill for this salad. I recommend to cook Potatoes VERY soft, so that you would partially mash them when you are mixing with other ingredients. You can add Ham and Carrot to this salad …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken & Cucumber Salad with Sesame Dressing

    This is a very popular salad in Japan. It is a quick & easy dish, that is delicious and nutritious. I believe every household has its own recipe for the Sesame Dressing. Some people make it quite sweet. This is my family’s recipe. Please alter the amount of Sugar to suit your taste. Makes 4 …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Cucumber & Tuna Salad

    When I need to make one more dish for dinner, a simple salad is my first option. This Cucumber & Tuna Salad is quick & easy. I cut the Cucumber in a fancy way today, in the same way as Cucumber Snake. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large Continental Cucumber1/4 teaspoon Salt1 can (95g) Tuna …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Snow Fungus & Cucumber Salad

    Snow Fungus, aka White Jelly Mushroom, is a popular cooking ingredient in many Asian countries. Dried Snow Fungus is available form most Asian grocery stores. I use it mainly for salad and soup. The texture of Snow Fungus is similar to Black Fungus. I love its crunchiness. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 20g Dried Snow Fungus …

  • Vegetables

    Soy Sauce Pickled Cucumber

    Pickled vegetables are essential for Japanese style meal, and there are many regional specialities and national iconic products. I can’t have them where I live. If I want to eat them, I have to make something similar using the locally available ingredients. This ‘Soy Sauce Pickled Cucumber’, which is not very salty, tastes like a …

  • Vegetables

    Mustard Pickled Cucumber

    Mustard Pickled Vegetables are called ‘Karashi-zuke’ in Japan. Eggplant, Daikon, Turnip, and many other vegetables can be pickled. They are quite sweet and have a sharp flavour of Mustard. I didn’t like it at all when I was young. Today, I made it for the first time in many years. My daughter tasted it for …

  • Vegetables

    Decorative Cucumber

    My mother made ‘Bento’ lunch for my sisters and me for many many years. One of the memorable things of her ‘Bento’ is Cucumber that she cut decoratively, and those Cucumber pieces stood out in the ‘Bento’ box. Such a simple effort can make just a piece of Cucumber something special. I will show you …

  • Fish Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Cucumber & Tuna

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a dish of vegetables dressed with sweet sesame seed sauce. ‘Goma-ae’ is one of the most popular recipes on my website. Today I added a small can of Tuna. I have never done it before. The result was brilliant! As I seasoned Cucumber with Salt, I reduced the amount of Soy Sauce in …

  • Vegetables

    Bashed Cucumber & Kimchi

    Gently bashed and broken Cucumber gets seasoned better. It is a very popular technic in Japan. This is a super easy and quick salad. Just mix Cucumber with your favourite Kimchi. The key ingredient is Sesame Oil. The saltiness, sourness and spiciness are deliciously combined by the Sesame Oil. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 Continental …

  • Vegetables

    Spicy Bashed Cucumber

    When I make a Japanese Cucumber Salad, I often gently bash the Cucumber before cutting it, so that the centre gets slightly squashed and softened, and the cucumber is seasoned better. I used Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) to make this salad spicy, but you can use fresh Chilli. Alter the amount of Salt accordingly. …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Cucumber, Chikuwa & Wakame Mayo Salad

    ‘Chikuwa’ is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake. ‘Chikuwa’ is made from Surimi (fish paste) and it is suitable for many dishes. Today I added ‘Chikuwa’ to the ‘Wakame & Cucumber Salad‘. Instead of using the traditional dressing, I used Japanese Mayonnaise and Wasabi. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 Continental Cucumber OR 2 smaller ones *about 250g1/4 …

  • Vegetables

    Crunchy Spicy Cabbage & Cucumber

    This is a salad that I can’t stop eating. The soft and sweet and juicy Cabbage is the essential ingredient. Use inner parts of sweet Cabbage in season. Hard and bitter Cabbage is not suitable. I always make a large volume of it, because this salad is very tasty next day, only if I have …

  • Vegetables

    Bashed Cucumber with Garlic and Sesame

    In Japan, when we make cucumber salad, we often gently bash the cucumber before cutting it or breaking it into small pieces, so that the centre gets slightly squashed and softened, and the cucumber pieces get seasoned better. Presenting well, too. ‘Bashed Cucumber Salad’ can be seasoned with any dressings or sauces of your choice. …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables

    Wakame Tuna Cucumber Salad

    Dried Wakame is probably the most accessible sea vegetable for many of us. Most Asian grocery stores sell them. I usually buy Dried Wakame that are already cut into small pieces, but not too small. They can be used for many dishes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large Cucumber *about 250g1/4 teaspoon Salt2 to 4 …

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