Prawn & Shrimp

  • Pork Prawn & Shrimp Squid & Octopus Vegetables

    Eight Treasures Stir-fry

    This is a very popular stir-fry dish in Japan. It’s a dish consisting of vegetables, pork, prawns, squid, etc. stir-fried and thickened with potato starch. The dish is called ‘Happō-sai’ in Japanese and that means ‘Eight Treasure Ingredients’ as the number eight is the lucky number in our culture. This is my family’s recipe which …

  • 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 …

  • Beans & Peas Prawn & Shrimp Tofu

    Braised Tofu with Prawns & Edamame

    Many Japanese words have been imported to English but often pronounced differently. ‘Edamame’ (the young soy beans) is one of them. It’s ‘e-dʌ-ma-me’ and NOT ‘e-dʌ-ma-miː’. When a word ends with ‘e’, English speaking people pronounce wrong. ‘Shiitake’ and ‘Sake’ are other examples. Please remember ‘e’ in Japanese words is always pronounced like ‘e’ in …

  • Okonomiyaki Prawn & Shrimp Squid & Octopus

    Takoyaki

    ‘Takoyaki’, a ball-shaped savoury snack, is one of the dishes that most foreign tourists try to eat in Japan. To make ‘Takoyaki’, you need a ‘Takoyaki’ pan. Do not give up if you don’t have one, I heard that Cake Pop Maker or Mini Pancake Pan are just fine for making ‘Takoyaki’. It doesn’t matter …

  • Clear Soup Prawn & Shrimp

    Prawn Wonton Soup

    On a cold day, warm soup for dinner menu makes my family happy. Last night, I was just about to make Tofu & Egg Soup that is my children’s favourite, but I changed my mind when I saw frozen prawns in my freezer. I made Prawn Wonton Soup instead. We can buy wonton wrappers from …

  • Prawn & Shrimp Takikomigohan

    Prawn Takikomigohan

    My sister first cooked this dish many years ago. It became one of my family’s favourite dinner dishes. I altered her recipe and now I am cooking it for my own family in Australia. This dish is again so easy and delicious and your rice cooker does the job. My children always love it served …

  • Prawn & Shrimp Tofu

    Prawn & Edamame Tofu Balls

    There is a vegetarian food called ‘Ganmodoki’ which means ‘mock wild-goose meat’. It’s a fried tofu fritter made with vegetables and sesame seeds. This ‘Tofu Balls’ is not vegetarian food as I used prawns and egg but very similarr to ‘Ganmodoki’. Firm Tofu is recommended as it is quite dry. If you use Momen tofu …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Prawn & Shrimp

    Prawn Doria

    ‘Doria’ is a rice dish. Early 20th century in Japan, a Swiss chef created this dish for the first time. Butter rice or pilaf is covered with white sauce and grated parmesan cheese, then baked in the oven. ‘Doria’ is very popular in Japan. I cooked this Prawn Doria using left over prawns (and lobster) …

  • Gyoza Prawn & Shrimp

    Prawn Gyoza

    This is my favourite type of Gyoza. Prawns can replaced or mixed with white fish. Traditional cooking method is good, but steaming method is also good. Makes 35 to 40 pieces Ingredients Prawns 300 to 400g Spring Onions 5 to 6 Ginger 1 small piece *finely grated Sake 1 tablespoon Potato Starch 1 to 2 …