Pork

  • Pork Tofu

    Pork, Tofu & Kimchi Sir-fry

    This easy-to-cook and yummy dish has been one of my favourites since I first discovered Kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine. We Japanese love Kimchi and it is actually more popular than traditional Japanese ‘Tsukemono’, salted and fermented vegetables. Kimchi is very garlicky and spicy but I even add extra Gralic and Chilli. This dish …

  • Gyoza Pork Vegetables

    Pork & Vegetables Dim Sims

    In Australia, there is a Chinese-inspired dumpling-style snack food called ‘Dim Sim’. It looks like a very large ‘Shumai’ dumpling. I have tried it. It is not very yummy and I really don’t know what is in it. Why don’t you make it yourself with lots of vegetables? Shumai skins are hard to find. I …

  • Mazegohan Pork

    Pork ‘Okowa’ Steamed Glutinous Rice

    ‘Okowa’ is the name of a type of steamed glutinous rice dish and it’s my favourite. I love ‘Okowa’ dishes. Especially the one my mother cooks by steaming. This Pork ‘Okowa’ recipe is inspired by Chinese rice dumplings made of glutinous rice stuffed with other ingredients and wrapped in large leaves. The triangular shaped dumplings …

  • Pork Potato

    Satoimo & Pork Garlic Soy Sauce

    ‘Satoimo’, Taro Potato, has creamy & slimy texture. Because of allergy or something, my hands often feel itchy when I peel skin of ‘Satoimo’ potatoes. So I usually use Frozen ones that are already peeled and ready to cook. However, I have noticed that it takes quite some time to cook frozen ones until tender …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Pork Vegetables

    Mabo Harusame

    A Japanese word ‘Okazu’ is hard to be translated into English. There is no English word that has the same meaning. The Japanese principal food is rice (short grain). The most typical meal in standard Japanese cuisine is called ‘Ichijū Sansai’ which means ‘One Soup & Three Dishes’. This doesn’t include rice. These dishes are …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Mabo Eggplant

    My Japanese style ‘Mabo Dofu’ recipe is quite versatile and you can replace Tofu with vegetables such as eggplant. All eggplant lovers should try this dish! It is very easy to cook but you need patience to precook eggplant pieces until they are tender as crunchy eggplant is not very nice. If you are OK …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Cold Pork Salad with Sesame Dressing

    Thinly sliced pork and beef are commonly available in Japan, but not here in Australia. Occasionally I find frozen sliced meat in Asian grocer stores but the ordinary butchers and supermarket stores don’t sell them. That’s why I sometimes purchase a block of meat, half freeze it, slice as thin as I can, then freeze …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork Tofu

    Mabo Dofu Don

    ‘Mabo Dofu Don’ is a dish of freshly cooked rice covered with Japanese Style Mabo Dofu. It’s one of my son’s favourites. I have tried some different types of Tofu for this dish, but our favourite remains Momen Tofu, which is medium to soft type, but naturally you can use your favourite type. Makes 4 …

  • Pork Tofu

    Mabo Dofu Japanese Style

    ‘Mabo Dofu’ has been adapted to Japanese tastes and it is quite popular. As you know it is originally a Chinese dish but this one could be very different from the authentic ‘Mapo Doufu’. It’s my family’s Japanese style recipe. Many people buy ready-made sauce, but you can cook this dish quite easily. Makes 4 …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Layered Wambok & Pork

    This is perfect for dinner on a cold day. I often cook stews in winter, and this dish is quite popular with my family. They actually encouraged me to add it to this website. Stewed Wombok is so tender and melting in mouth, and produces absolutely delicious soup as well. Using a thick pot, you …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Buta Don

    ‘Buta’ means ‘Pig’ or ‘Pork’. This Donburi dish is originated in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. You can add some vegetables such as onions and carrot, but ‘Buta Don’ most commonly consists of a bowl of rice topped with just pork slices. You might like the sauce sweeter than this recipe. Please adjust the …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Zucchini & Pork Spicy Stirfry

    Zucchini is an easy-to-grow vegetable and we always have too much harvest. It is a challenge for me to cook them in different ways. Zucchini is not an Asian vegetable but I like them cooked with soy sauce. This is a typical stirfry dish and starch-coated pork and crunchy zucchini are beautiful in this spicy …

  • Curry Pork Udon

    Katsu Curry Udon

    This dish is very popular at Japanese eateries in Australia. There must be many different ways to cook the curry soup for this dish. Using leftover curry is one of them. Here are two different methods. One is Authentic Curry Udon method and the other one is Instant Curry Roux method which seems to be …

  • Beef Chicken Pork

    Sweet & Sour Meatballs

    When my children were very young, I used to make this ‘Sweet & Sour Meatballs’ quite often. I put these meatballs into their lunch box and they loved them. The flavour of these meatballs brings back happy memories of those days. I always use beef & pork mix mince, but chicken mince is also very …

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    Pork with Miso Sesame Sauce

    Thinly sliced meat are very popular in Japan and I used to cook them in many different ways. In Australia, I have to slice meat by myself if I need very thin slices. But I recently discovered the Schnitzel steaks can be easily pounded to very thin! Here is one Quick & Easy recipe for …

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    Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlets)

    The deep-fried pork cutlet coated with panko breadcrumbs is called ‘Tonkatsu’ in Japanese. It is often served with shredded cabbage as a dish, but ‘Tonkatsu’ is also used for various dishes and cooking. It is normally deep-fried but can be oven-baked for health benefits. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Pork Steaks 4 *500 to 600g Salt …

  • Beef Pork Udon

    Jaa Jaa Udon

    Spicy rich miso flavoured pork mixture on top of freshly cooked udon. ‘Jaa Jaa’ comes from a Chinese word ‘Zha Jiang’ which means ‘Fried Sauce’. It is normally made by simmering stir-fried ground Pork or Beef with fermented soybean paste. My ‘Jaa Jaa Sauce’ is based on my Sweet Miso Sauce. You can use Tianmian …

  • Pork

    Pork Shogayaki (Ginger Pork)

    Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Pork 500 to 600g *thinly sliced Oil 1 tablespoon Sauce Ingredients Ginger 1 small piece *finely grated Mirin 4 Soy Sauce 4 Sugar 1 teaspoon Method 1. Combine grated Ginger, Mirin, Soy Sauce and Sugar in a small bowl. 2. Heat oil in a frypan and cook Pork Slices over high heat. …

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