Vegetables

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tofu Vegetables

    Teriyaki Tofu Plate

    In Melbourne, a large variety of Tofu are now available as all major supermarket chains are selling their own brand Tofu products. This lunch (OR dinner) plate is perfect for everyone, especially on meat-free Mondays. Teriyaki Tofu & King Oyster Mushroom, Egg and Veggies are on freshly cooked rice. Such a delicious, filling and nutritious …

  • Ramen Vegetables

    Crispy Noodles With Stir-Fry

    When I was living in Japan, this was the dish I ordered at the Chinese restaurants almost all the time. It was the dish of crispy golden brown fried noodles covered with delicious seafood & vegetable stir-fry. I recently discovered that I can easily make the crispy noodles by frying Uncooked Fresh Chinese Egg Noodles. …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Chickpeas Pulp & Vegetables

    Soy Bean Pulp, that is produced in the production of Tofu and Soy Milk, is called ‘Okara’ in Japanese. It is part of the traditional Japanese cuisine. The most popular dish is ‘Unohana’, that is ‘Okara’ cooked with vegetables and seasoned with Soy Sauce, Sugar and Mirin. I cook it using Chickpea Pulp on the …

  • Egg Potato Vegetables

    Stir-fried Vegetable Nest & Eggs

    This is another dish that I used to cook quite often when I was a financially challenged Uni student. The essential ingredients are 1 Potato and 1-2 Eggs. You only need a frying pan. Add whatever vegetables you have in hand to make such a great looking and nutritious dish. You may wish to add …

  • Seasoning 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 …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Edamame & Watercress Dip

    I have introduced my ‘Edamame & Cream Cheese Dip’ and ‘Edamame & Avocado Dip’ recipes on this website. Those dips are delicious but I always thought something tangy would be nice in Edamame Dip. On the other day, when I was washing Watercress for salad, I thought the very peppery flavour of Watercress, which I …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Beef Steak With Grated Daikon & Ponzu

    White snow-like finely grated Daikon (White Radish) is called ‘Daikon Oroshi’ in Japanese. It can be used as a condiment and often added to sauces. This is a very popular way to enjoy Beef Steak in Japan. Daikon’s refreshing, spicy yet mildly sweet flavour is absolutely wonderful with oily meat. Have you tried it yet? …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Spinach Nori Rolls

    If you like ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach, you would wish to try this dish. Blanched Spinach is rolled with Nori (Seaweed Sheet) and served with the sweet ‘Goma-ae’ sesame sauce. You need no special tool to roll. It looks quite sophisticated. A perfect entree when you entertain friends and family. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 …

  • Takikomigohan Vegetables

    Asparagus Butter Takikomigohan

    ‘Takikomigohan’ is one of my favourite dishes. It’s a dish of rice that is cooked in seasoned stock with other ingredients. It can be any flavour. Ingredients can be vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, meat, or etc. This is a new one inspired by an Italian dish, Asparagus Risotto. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 200g Asparagus *trimmed, cut …

  • Vegetables

    Brussels Sprouts With Sweet Miso Sauce

    Brussels Sprouts are delicious in so many different flavours. Soy Sauce and Miso flavours are also really nice. This is a typical ‘Sunomono’, that means ‘vinegared dish’ in Japanese, seasoned with sweet miso sauce. The sweet miso sauce is called ‘Sumiso’ in Japanese and it is made of White Miso, Sugar and Rice Vinegar. The …

  • Vegetables

    Zucchini Wasabi Mayo Salad

    Don’t judge a book by its cover. I know this super easy salad looks very boring, but it is not! If you like Wasabi, you got to try this salad. Raw Zucchini’s crunchy texture is wonderful with the creamy sauce with the sharp KICK!!! You can add as much Wasabi as you want, but 1 …

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