Vegetables

  • Potato Vegetables

    Sweet Potato Mochi

    Have you got leftover roasted Sweet Potato or Pumpkin? Using the leftovers, you can make chewy and rubbery ‘Mochi’ that can be a great snack. Simply mix with Glutinous Rice Flour and make firm dough, then cook it. Enjoy as they are, or with Soy Sauce as a dipping sauce. Makes 8 to 10 Mochi …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken Salad With Spicy Sauce

    When you feel like something refreshing but spicy, try this salad. Chicken can be replaced with fish, prawns, squid, tofu, etc. Add plenty of salad vegetables, because with this spicy sauce, you will want to eat more vegetables. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 300g Chicken Breast Fillet(s)1 small piece Ginger *grated1 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine)1/4 teaspoon …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum) Caesar Salad

    If you can’t find Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum), try mix of Spinach & Rocket, or other salad vegetables that have strong flavour. I think they taste much better than lettuces. You can use your own Caesar Dressing, but why don’t you try ‘My Creamy Caesar Dressing’ which suits the flavour of Shungiku so well. Makes 4 …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Dough Vegetables

    Daikon Mochi

    ‘Mochi’ is often translated as ‘Rice Cake’. It is a rubbery chewy thick paste made of steamed short-grain glutinous rice pounded. There are some easier methods to make ‘Mochi’. This is a very simple savoury ‘Mochi’. Ingredients are Daikon (White Radish), Glutinous Rice Flour and Salt. Because it is so easy to make, you can …

  • Vegetables

    Pickled Ginger, Tomato & Radish ‘Sunomono’

    Pickled Ginger, that is sometimes called ‘Sushi Ginger’, is totally underrated, in my opinion. I love fresh Ginger and I love the sweet and sour Pickled Ginger, too. It can be used for salad, stir-fry, sauces, and many more. Find my ‘Pickled Ginger’ recipes on this website. This is an elegant flavoured ‘Sunomono’ (‘Vinegared Dish’ …

  • Beef Pork Vegetables

    Asa’s ‘Golubtsi’

    When I shared my recipe for ‘Super Easy Sausage Cabbage Rolls’ on my website, I received a message from a person, whose name was Asa. She wrote, ‘There’s a “lazy” form of this dish, known around all Eastern Europe. It’s a little bit different in ingredients, but almost the same in taste. If you’re interested, …

  • Vegetables

    Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum) Salad

    This is a typical Japanese salad called ‘Sunomono’, that means ‘vinegared dish’. The most common Japanese salad dressing is made with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. For Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum) salad, I definitely add some Soy Sauce. A little bit of Japanese Mustard or Sesame Oil would be a nice addition. ‘Sunomono’ is usually served in …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Stir-fried Tomatoes & Egg

    Tomatoes were on special and I bought some, but they were absolutely bad tomatoes to my disappointment. They were sour and hard. I decided to stir-fry them. I didn’t have and Seafood to cook ‘Prawns Tomatoes & Egg Stir-fry’, so I added Black Fungus. My family enjoyed this dish very much. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Kimpira’ Carrot & Black Fungus

    ‘Kimpira’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables, commonly root vegetables, that is stir-fried and seasoned with Mirin (Sugar) & Soy Sauce. My mother always used Gobo (burdock root) for the dish, but it is almost impossible to find Gobo in Melbourne where I live. The most commonly available root vegetable is Carrot. I add Black …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum)

    ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce, which is a sweet sauce of ground toasted sesame seeds, goes very well with many vegetables. My ‘Goma-ae’ recipes are so easy. If you like Edible Chrysanthemum, you got to try this one. Edible Chrysanthemum is available from most Asian grocery stores, but I recently discovered it at an Italian green grocery store! …

  • Okonomiyaki Vegetables

    Edible Chrysanthemum Okonomiyaki

    It seems there are so many different names for the vegetable I call ‘Edible Chrysanthemum’. It is called ‘Shungiku’ in Japanese. In Australia, Edible Chrysanthemum is available from most Asian grocery stores. This is ‘Okonomiyaki’. Besides Edible Chrysanthemum as the main ingredient, you can use whatever you like. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients 100g …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Enoki, Black Fungus & Cucumber Salad

    This salad has a vey nice crunchy texture as all three ingredients (Black Fungus, Enoki & Cucumber) have the crunchiness. It is easy to make, yet it can certainly impress your family or guests. If you love Enoki, you got to try this salad. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 10g Dried Black Fungus200g Enoki1/2 Continental Cucumber …

  • Vegetables

    Salted Cucumber & Shiso Salad

    You need ‘Green Shiso’ leaves to make this salad. Alternatively ‘Perilla’ that has similar scent can be used. I used to have so much difficulties to find ‘Shiso’ but now I am growing ‘Shiso’ in my garden. I bought seeds of ‘Aojiso’, Japanese Green Shiso, from a store in NSW on eBay. If you like …

  • Soba Vegetables

    Soba Salad with Sesame Flavoured Sauce

    Japanese people, when they are travelling overseas, often crave ‘Zaru Soba’, Soba noodles with dipping sauce, with some reasons. How about Japanese people living overseas? Of course we do!!! Dry ‘Soba’ noodles are commonly available in Australia, and ‘Zaru Soba’ can be a perfect lunch on a hot summer day. However, just noodles can’t be …

  • Vegetables

    Spicy ‘Shiso’ Perilla Miso

    Last year, I decided to grow ‘Shiso’ Perilla by myself and bought seeds online. Half-purple type perilla grew so well and Japanese ‘Green Shiso’ is also growing at last. Now I have too many ‘Shiso’ leaves. ‘Shiso Tsukudani’ is a good way to use up many leaves and this is another one, and it is …

  • Vegetables

    Semi-Dried Tomatoes

    We were given a boxful of Roma Tomatoes from a friend of ours on the other day. I decided to make Semi-Dried Tomatoes that we like a lot. I picked larges ones, cut them in quarters, laid them on three baking trays, then dry them in the oven. Semi-Dried Tomatoes are quite pricy if I …

  • Vegetables

    Tomato & Eggplant Cheese Bake

    Vegetables in season taste so good and they don’t require much seasonings. For this ‘Tomato & Eggplant Cheese Bake’, you only need Salt & pepper. And good quality Olive Oil and Cheese of your choice. So delicious! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 large Eggplants *about 600 to 700gOlive Oil for cookingSalt & Pepper2 to 3 …

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