Vegetables

  • Curry Vegetables

    Spinach & Coriander Curry

    Using the same method to caramelise the onions quickly for ‘French Onion Soup’ and frozen Spinach, you can make this curry very easily. If you don’t enjoy Coriander, just add more Spinach or other green vegetables such as Kale. The green beans in the photo are Edamame (young soy beans) for the crunchy texture. Cooked …

  • Vegetables

    Curry Flavoured Roasted Cauliflower

    Roasted Cauliflower is getting very popular. It’s the easiest way to cook Cauliflower and the result is always great. This is my family’s favourite ‘Curry Flavoured Roasted Cauliflower’. I used to make the seasoning mixture that was like paste and coat the cauliflower with it, but these days I sprinkle everything over the cauliflower. It’s …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Microwaved Eggplant & Tuna (Sweet Soy)

    Since I discovered the easiest & the quickest way to cook Eggplant, I am using Microwave for cooking more often. This is an almost identical recipe to ‘Microwaved Eggplant & Tuna (Sweet Miso)’ but in a different flavour. And again, what you have to do is microwaving everything together. Nothing can be easier than this! …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Daikon Cucumber Tuna Salad

    When I buy canned tuna, I choose tuna in brine or spring water. Tuna in olive oil tastes lovely but I don’t want to let the oil go into the drainage. That’s why I came up to this recipe. Please choose good quality and sustainable canned tuna. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Daikon 10cm *about 150g …

  • Vegetables

    Butter & Soy Grilled Corn

    At summer festivals in Japan, there must be many food stalls and some of them are certainly selling char-grilled corn. Butter & soy sauce flavoured grilled cobs corn are very popular. I often make them for dinner using a frying pan. Corn need to be pre-cooked but it can be done quickly and easily by …

  • Nuts Vegetables

    Walnut Miso with Lemongrass

    There is a variety of condiments that are consumed with cooked rice in Japan. ‘Furikake’, the dry sprinkles is one of them. I have introduced some on this website, such as ‘Nametake’ Enoki, Salmon Sprinkles, Nori Tsukudani, Baby Sardines Tsukudani and more. This is another condiment for you to try. Young leaves of ‘Sansho’ (Japanese …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Parsnip & Carrot ‘Kakiage’ Tempura

    Parsnip is a vegetable that I first tasted in Australia more than 20 years ago and instantly became one of my favourite vegetables. And for a long time I have believed that the best way of cooking parsnip is roasting. But… I have recently discovered that Tempura is also good. If you like parsnip, you’ve …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Spicy Enoki & Cucumber Salad

    Some say Enoki can be eaten raw, but I always cook. Even for the salad, I cook them to give enough heat to kill bacteria. Using Sesame Oil to fry them give a nice flavour and I like this method better than microwave or blanching. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Enoki 200g Sesame Oil 1 tablespoon …

  • Vegetables

    Cauliflower Cheese Gratin

    This is everyone’s favourite side dish. I cook it especially when we have roast dinner. Cauliflower, such a delicious vegetable, is so tasty when mixed with creamy cheesy sauce. If you don’t have time, just pour the sauce over the cooked cauliflower and serve. This dish is good enough without being baked. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon & Pork Belly

    This dish used to look like this dish. I used to always cut Daikon and Pork Belly into large chunky pieces. It takes quite long time to cook until those chunky pieces get tender. Pressure cooker method is good, but I really didn’t want to bother on the other day. What I did was slicing …

  • Vegetables

    Red Coleslaw

    I love my red coleslaw. You can add any red or orange colour vegetables, but the essential ingredients are Red Cabbage and fresh Beetroot. If you want to keep the orange colour of Carrot, rinse sliced beetroot and drain well before place in the bowl. Otherwise the beetroot will make everything red! Makes 4 Servings …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Just Spinach & Eggs

    My very first cooking class was in the fifth grade. We cooked ‘Sautéed Spinach’ and ‘Boiled Eggs’. ‘Scrambled Eggs’ is actually easier than ‘Boiled Eggs’. To keep the colour of the scrambled eggs, cook Eggs and Spinach separately. After they are combined gently and placed on a plate, drizzle the sauce over instead of mixing …

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