Vegetables

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Simmered Eggplant & Enoki

    If you like ‘Nametake’ Enoki, you will love this dish. This dish is cooked in the same flavoured sauce and the melting Eggplant is accompanied. It’s so good with freshly cooked rice. Chilli Flakes is optional, but I always add a little bit for a slight heat. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 medium Eggplant *about …

  • Vegetables

    Red Cabbage & Fennel Coleslaw

    My ‘Fennel & Apple Coleslaw’ is so refreshing and it can go well with BBQ, Fried Chicken, Sausages, etc. Today I made it with Red Cabbage and I added Red Onion. The result was brilliant. This extra crunchy coleslaw with a striking colour and a tangy flavour will be a winner! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Vegetables

    Pumpkin ‘Goma-ae’

    Japan has great Pumpkins that have rather dry and powdery texture like Chestnuts. Since I moved to Australia, I have tried to create some pumpkin dishes that I used to cook in Japan, but all Pumpkins available in Australia, including a Pumpkin called Japanese Pumpkin, have turned too watery, sloppy or mushy. They are not …

  • Other Soup Ramen Vegetables

    Hot & Sour Instant Ramen

    In Melbourne where I live, many supermarkets are now selling Japanese ‘Nisshin’ brand Instant Ramen. You really can’t underestimate Japanese Instant Ramen. Here is a fun way to cook ‘Soy Sauce’ flavoured Instant Ramen. If you like Hot & Sour soup, you would enjoy this dish. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 serving Instant Soy Sauce …

  • Vegetables

    Carrot & Tuna ‘Goma-ae’

    My ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce is good with a variety of Vegetables and Mushrooms. As it is so easy to make, I often make a ‘Goma-ae’ dish when I need an extra dish for dinner. This Carrot & Tuna ‘Goma-ae’ is a great option as I always have the ingredients. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Carrots *Today …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Shiitake & Lotus Root ‘Goma-ae’

    Local supermarket stores are now selling Frozen Lotus Root Slices thanks to the Asian population increase in the area. When I stir-fry them, I usually cook frozen slices so that the crunchy texture would more likely remain. Today I simply mixed with my ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce with Shiitate Mushrooms. It was simply delicious! Makes 4 to …

  • Takikomigohan Vegetables

    Broccoli Rice

    My ‘Broccoli Rice’ is not minced Broccoli. Broccoli is cooked with Rice, and with Butter. When my son was a young child, I did all sort of tricks to make him eat veggies. One trick was mixing veggies with his favourite food. He loved rice. So I often cooked rice with finely chopped up or …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Temaki (Self-Serve) Rice Paper Rolls

    You know ‘Temaki-zushi’, the self-serve Sushi Rolls. It is easy to prepare, and great fun to eat as everyone rolls by themselves at dinner table. Self-serve Rice Paper Rolls is also a great fun. Today I served Beef as main filling, but naturally you can serve whatever you like. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dry Rice …

  • Vegetables

    Broccoli Stem Sesame Garlic Salad

    ‘Mock Zha Cai‘ and ‘Nuta Salad’ are lovely ways to use up Broccoli Stems. Here is another recipe for you to try. This is a Korean inspired Sesame & Garlic flavoured salad. This salad is also really good for drinking. Makes 1 to 2 Servings Ingredients 2 Broccoli Stems *about 150g1 small clove Garlic *grated1 …

  • Vegetables

    Bashed Cucumber & Kimchi

    Gently bashed and broken Cucumber gets seasoned better. It is a very popular technic in Japan. This is a super easy and quick salad. Just mix Cucumber with your favourite Kimchi. The key ingredient is Sesame Oil. The saltiness, sourness and spiciness are deliciously combined by the Sesame Oil. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 Continental …

  • Vegetables

    Pan-fried Broccoli with Creamy Sesame Sauce

    Steam-frying using a frying pan is the easiest method to cook Broccoli. Cheesy Sauce is really nice, but this super easy Creamy Sesame Sauce is also good. One large head of Broccoli would be eaten very quickly with this sauce. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large head (*about 300g) Broccoli *cut into small …

  • Vegetables

    Asparagus Spring Rolls

    Spring Roll Wrappers had been sitting in the freezer for a long time. I had to use them. I also had Asparagus getting old. Then I decided to wrap Asparagus with Spring Roll Wrappers and baked them in the oven. I was impressed with my idea. If you love Asparagus, you should try this super …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Lettuce & Wakame Sesame Salad

    This is a Korean inspired salad. I usually add Garlic, but the salad tastes good without Garlic. This salad is seasoned with Salt only, but it is absolutely delicious and can be a great side dish. Good for drinking, too. Makes 2 to 3 Servings Ingredients 200g (4 large leaves) Iceberg Lettuce *OR Cos Lettuce2 …

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