Fish

  • 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 …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables

    Chikuwa ‘Isobeyaki’

    Chikuwa is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake made from Surimi (fish paste). This is a dish of Chikuwa that is stir-fried with a small amount of Oil and seasoned with Sugar and Soy Sauce. Super quick and easy dish that used to appear in my lunch box quite frequently. It is yummy with freshly cooked rice, …

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    Easy Fish Cakes

    When I wanted to make Fish Cakes on the other day, I couldn’t be bothered with cooking Mashed Potato to make them. ‘Why can’t I make Fish Cakes with Flour?’, I thought. And I tried. It was easy, collapse-free, and delicious. This ‘Easy Fish Cakes’ are basically savoury pancakes. Great for dinner, and children would …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables Tempura

    Chikuwa ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    ‘Isobe’ means ‘Rocky Beachside’ in Japanese, and ‘Isobe-age’ is a type of Tempura made with the batter with a flavour of sea. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) is added to the batter, but it might be difficult to find. Finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, or other Seaweed can be used. Makes 2 Servings …

  • Fish Other Soup

    Coconut Milk Fish Stew

    One day when I was cooking Fish Stew, I discovered that I didn’t have enough milk. I needed to save the milk for next morning’s coffee. Then I decided to use a canned Coconut Milk instead, and the result was OK. Later I learned about a Brazilian fish & seafood stew called ‘Moqueca’, and my …

  • Beans & Peas Curry Fish

    Canned Tuna & Peas Curry

    Nutritious and yummy meals can be made cheaply. To cook this curry, you only need 3 main ingredients, 1 small Canned Tuna, 1 Onion and 1 cup Frozen Peas. I use ‘Tuna in Springwater’ for this dish. If you use ‘Tuna in Brine’, you need to alter the amount of Soy Sauce because the Tuna …

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    ‘Nizakana’ Simmered Fish

    ‘Nizakana’ literally means ‘Simmered Fish’. Fish fillets or cutlets are simmered in Sake (Rice Wine) and Soy Sauce. The sauce is commonly sweetened with Mirin or/and Sugar. This is the easiest and very popular method to cook fish in Japan. Depending on the type of fish, you may wish to add Ginger or Garlic. Today, …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Spicy Salmon Sashimi Don

    Salmon is probably the most popular fish in Melbourne. A local fish shop has started selling sashimi-grade fresh Salmon and I am very happy. You don’t like Sashimi? The texture of raw salmon is not very different from the smoked salmon’s texture. Try this spicy and delicious Salmon rice bowl. You will love the raw …

  • Fish Nuts

    Scrumptious Fried ‘Ikan Bilis’ & Walnuts

    Japanese Anchovies, large and tiny, often dried or half-dried, are very popular ingredients for Japanese home cooking. It’s so hard to find in Melbourne where I live, but ‘Ikan Bilis’, or South East Asian dried anchovies, are available from most supermarkets. I cook ‘Ikan Bilis’ in Japanese way. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 100g …

  • Fish Tempura

    Tempura Yellowfin Tuna

    Fish fillets are common ingredients for Tempura. If you use meaty fish fillets such as Yellowfin Tuna, you would better to marinate the fillets first. Basic Tempura Batter can be used, but you don’t need much batter for this recipe. Today I introduce a new Tempura Batter that is made with Japanese mayonnaise. Makes 4 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Spicy Tuna Soboro Don

    Canned Tuna, Eggs and some Greens. That’s all you need to make this rice bowl dish. I always use Tuna in Springwater. If you use Tuna in Brine, you need to reduce the amount of Soy Sauce because the tuna is salty. This is cheap and easy to cook, yet so delicious! Makes 2 Servings …

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