• Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Pan-fried Butter Soy Onirigi

    ‘Onigiri’, Japanese rice balls that are often triangular, is a very popular way to use up leftover rice. Grilled Onigiri are also popular, but it might be difficult for you to try if you don’t have toaster oven or griller. They can be pan-fried with a small amount of Oil. This Italian inspired Onigiri with …

  • Cold Sweets

    Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream

    You don’t need ice cream making machine or food processor to make this Chocolate Ice Cream. I have tried all sort of methods to create Ice Creams. My conclusion is the easiest method is just the best. Find out how good this Easiest Chocolate Ice Cream tastes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Bowl 1. Chocolate Ganache40g …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables

    Chikuwa ‘Isobeyaki’

    Chikuwa is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake made from Surimi (fish paste). This is a dish of Chikuwa that is stir-fried with a small amount of Oil and seasoned with Sugar and Soy Sauce. Super quick and easy dish that used to appear in my lunch box quite frequently. It is yummy with freshly cooked rice, …

  • Chicken Egg Udon

    ‘Oyako’ Udon

    ‘Oyako’ means ‘Parent and Child’. When ‘Chicken and Eggs’ are used, the dish is often called with the word ‘Oyako’. You might be familiar with the ‘Chicken and Egg’ rice bowl dish that is called ‘Oyako Don’. There are Udon noodle versions, and the mixture is often thickened and flavour is less sweet, and it …

  • Fish

    Easy Fish Cakes

    When I wanted to make Fish Cakes on the other day, I couldn’t be bothered with cooking Mashed Potato to make them. ‘Why can’t I make Fish Cakes with Flour?’, I thought. And I tried. It was easy, collapse-free, and delicious. This ‘Easy Fish Cakes’ are basically savoury pancakes. Great for dinner, and children would …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Pan Fried Zucchini

    Sometimes I receive a compliment for the dish I cooked with no effort at all. This ‘Pan Fried Zucchini’ was not particularly special. But my husband said, after one bite, ‘Oh, this is good!’ So, I decided to write down how I cooked it. Makes 2 to 3 Servings Ingredients 1 Zucchini *sliced 1cm thick1 …

  • Potato

    ‘Kimpira’ Konnyaku (Konjac)

    Konnyaku (Konjac) is becoming well known as a low-calorie food. My grandmother used to make Konnyaku herself. Her Konnyaku were round balls, and freshly boiled Konnyaku were so delicious. Most Asian grocery stores sell rectangular Konnyaku blocks. I use it to make this Kimpira, and every time I cook this dish, I think about my …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Lemon Cake

    Steaming is a brilliant way to make cakes. It makes the softest and moistest cakes. You don’t need any special equipments. I use a cake tin, but you can cook this cake in a heat-proof bowl, ramekins, mugs, baking-paper-lined bamboo basket or anything you can pour the cake mixture in. Makes 18cm OR smaller Round …

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