Seasonings & Oils

  • Seasonings & Oils

    Spring Onion & Garlic Infused Oil

    Garlic, Chilli, Herbs or Citrus infused Olive Oils are widely available these days. This is an Asian version, but DO NOT use Olive Oil. Flavourless Vegetable Oils, such as Canola Oil, are more suitable. This Oil is brilliant for stir-fries and fried rice, and also just a few drops of it add a fantastic flavour …

  • Cooking Sauces Seasonings & Oils

    ‘Bannō’ Soy Sauce

    ‘Bannō’ is a Japanese word that means ‘versatile’ or ‘all-purpose’. This sauce is absolutely ‘versatile’. I often use Soy Sauce, Garlic, Ginger and Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) for seasoning. I thought I should have a bottle of the sauce that combines all those ingredients. When I use those ingredients, I most likely add Sesame …

  • Seasonings & Oils Vegetables

    Lime & Jalapeño

    There is a condiment called ‘Yuzukosho’ in Japan. It is made with zest of Yuzu, Japanese Green Chilli and Salt. Fresh Yuzu and Japanese Green Chilli are impossible to find where I live. I have been growing a Yuzu tree, but I don’t know when I can harvest any fruit. Here is a substitute for …

  • Seasonings & Oils

    ‘Kara-age-Ko’

    ‘Kara-age-Ko’ is a seasoned flour used for, most commonly, fried chicken in Japan. ‘Kara-age Chicken’ can be made in many different ways and I have my own recipe, but my mother used to use a store-bought ‘Kara-age-Ko’ when she prepared our bento lunch in the morning. It was the quickest way to make fried chicken, …