Egg

  • Egg Other Soup

    Jumbo ‘Chawanmushi’ with Chicken Shimeji Sauce

    When you make ‘Chawanmushi’, savoury custard soup, ingredients are placed in the custard. This is an easy version for the everyday meal. The jumbo version looks great, but steaming the large serving bowl is a tricky job. The individual serve might be easier for you. When I need to steam a large bowl, I use …

  • Egg Okonomiyaki

    Egg White Okonomiyaki

    How do you use up the leftover egg white? Do you make Angel Food Cake, Macarons or Meringue? There are some recipes on this website such as Almond Bread, Pavlova and ‘Langues de Chat’ Biscuits. I want to introduce a new savoury dish for using up the leftover egg white. It’s this ‘Okonomiyaki’. Simply you …

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    Steamed Savoury Custard

    I recently went to a Korean restaurant with my family and my husband and children enjoyed a steamed egg dish as well as BBQ. The steamed egg dish was similar to Japanese ‘Chawanmushi’ (Savoury Custard Soup) but texture was firmer. Surprisingly there was nothing in it and it was just steamed savoury custard. My family …

  • Clear Soup Egg

    Egg & Enoki Soup

    Easter holidays are gone and now it is getting cold in Melbourne. Hot soup is appreciated for dinner. Egg Soup is everyone’s favourite. When you add whisked egg into hot soup, egg is instantly cooked and comes up to the surface. If the soup is slightly thickened by adding a small amount of starch, the …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Just Spinach & Eggs

    My very first cooking class was in the fifth grade. We cooked ‘Sautéed Spinach’ and ‘Boiled Eggs’. ‘Scrambled Eggs’ is actually easier than ‘Boiled Eggs’. To keep the colour of the scrambled eggs, cook Eggs and Spinach separately. After they are combined gently and placed on a plate, drizzle the sauce over instead of mixing …

  • Egg Prawn & Shrimp Vegetables

    Prawns Tomatoes & Egg Stirfry

    This is a very quick and easy dish. Prawns can be replaced with Squid or Tofu. I always serve this dish with freshly cooked Rice, but rice noodles would be good as well. When Tomatoes are in season, a simple dish like this one can be really appreciated. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Fresh/Frozen Shelled Prawns …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg

    Oyako Don

    ‘Oyako’ means ‘Parent and Child’. In this recipe, Chicken and Eggs are used, thus this dish is called ‘Oyako Don’. This is one of the dishes that I cook most often. Sometimes I cook this with Tofu instead of Chicken. Tofu and Eggs can’t be called ‘Oyako’ or ‘Parent and Child’, though it is equally …

  • Baking Egg Vegetables

    Spinach & Egg Gratin

    On the other day, when I was preparing spinach for ‘Goma-ae’, I recalled my very first cooking class in the fifth grade. We cooked ‘Sautéed Spinach’ and ‘Boiled Eggs’. The memory inspired me to create this gratin. A very simple, yet yummy and nutritious dish for a family. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spinach 1 bunch …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cold Sweets Egg Fruit

    Pavlova

    ‘Pavlova’ is a meringue dessert with crispy crust and soft inside, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. I heard that the dessert was created in honour of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova’s tour to Australia and New Zealand. It is one of the iconic foods in Australia. The recipe is simple and it …

  • Egg Sweets

    Basic Custard

    Every cook should be able to make ‘Custard’, that is so simple, yummy and versatile. ‘Custard’ is the mixtures of Milk and Eggs thickened by heat. When it is used for desserts, Sugar is added. For thickening it, Flour or Starch is often added, but you do not need such thing as custard powder. This …

  • Egg Fish

    Salmon Sprinkles

    Not only my children but most Japanese children love savoury sprinkles called ‘Furikake’. It is mainly for rice. There are loads of ‘Furikake’ products available but I never know what is in them. Home-made savoury sprinkles are easy to make and we can know exactly what is in them. This ‘Salmon Sprinkles’ is what I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cold Sweets Egg Sweets

    Creme Caramel

    This dessert was something I buy from sweet shops. I never thought I could make this dessert until I tried. So many cooks and chefs on TV shows say it is quite easy to make. Then one day I tried and found it was indeed very easy. And you know, when we make it at …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Just Cabbage & Eggs

    On the other day, my husband bought a huge carton of 3 dozens of eggs at a local market. That day I also bought 1 carton of eggs being unaware there was 1 carton of eggs in the fridge. So we ended up having 60 eggs! I cooked this dish to use up the eggs. …

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    Onsen Tamago

    Onsen Tamago is a traditional Japanese low temperature egg which is originally slow-cooked in the water of ‘Onsen’ hot springs. What is ‘OnsenTamago’ (Wikipedia) I cook ‘Onsen Tamago’ in the microwave. The result is similar to ‘Poached Egg’ but the yolk is cooked more than white just like ‘Onsen Tamago’. The best thing of this …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Egg

    Omu-rice (Omelette Rice)

    Omu-rice (Omelette Rice) is a western-influenced style Japanese dish. According to a history book, the first ‘Omurice’ was served at a restaurant in Tokyo in 1900. Omu-rice is such a popular dish in Japan but Japanese restaurants in Australia don’t have it on their menu. I loved it when I was a little girl and …

  • Egg Other Soup

    Chawanmushi (Savoury Custard Soup)

    Hot soup would be nice for cold night dinner. Chawanmushi (Japanese Savoury Custard Soup) would be perfect! ‘Chawanmushi’ means ‘steamed in a tea cup’ and it is quite easy to make. Here is my family’s home style Chawanmushi recipe. If you don’t have Dashi Stock, why don’t you use Vegetable Stock or Chicken Stock? Use …

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    Marinated Egg Yolk

    When you have egg yolk left over, DO NOT waste them!!! Let them soak in this simple marinade. The egg yolk would get harden like paste and so nice with hot rice or pasta. Marinade Ingredients Soy Sauce 1 Mirin 1 *optional Method 1. Let the Egg Yolk soaked in Soy Sauce and Mirin marinade for …

  • Clear Soup Egg Tofu

    Tofu & Egg Soup

    This is my children’s favourite clear soup that their Obaa-san (grandmother) in Japan used to make for them. I use Iriko Dashi Stock for this soup as my mother always has. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dashi Stock 4 cups *Iriko Dashi is recommended for this soup. Salt 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce 1 tablespoon Tofu 1/2 …