• Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tofu

    Tofu & Egg Soboro Don

    ‘Tofu Soboro Don’ is another delicious and nutritious meal for you to try on Meat-Free Mondays. Of course you can try it anytime you want. Adding some refreshing salad to it, the meal would be perfect. In Australia, all major supermarket chains sell their own brand Firm Tofu and they are not expensive. It is …

  • Cooking Rice

    ‘Okayu’ Japanese Rice Porridge

    When my husband is sick with a cold, he wants Chicken Soup. My children want something sweet such as Creme Caramel and Fruit Jelly. I am Japanese, and what I want when I am sick is definitely ‘Okayu’. It’s Japanese style Rice Porridge. It’s easy to digest, gentle to sore throat and weakened stomach, and …

  • Other Soup

    Shimeji, Spinach & Wakame Soup

    This is an absolutely quick & easy soup that is healthy and delicious. I sometimes add Eggs and that makes the soup even more nutritious. You can enjoy this soup with freshly cooked rice or add noodles such as Udon and Ramen. Wakame can be replaced with toasted Nori (Seaweed Sheets). Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Drink Egg

    Egg Sake

    It’s a Japanese version of Eggnog, but it got to be hot. This alcoholic beverage is called ‘Tamago-zake’ in Japanese, and it is offered to anyone who have a cold, even children. My mother always made it for me when I had a cold. You can burn off the alcohol by boiling Sake (Rice Wine) …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Jam & Coconut Slices

    Jam & Coconut Slices are popular, but I always find them too sweet. Then I made this recipe and the sweetness of the slices is just right for me. 2 tablespoons Sugar for the base might sound too little, but you must remember that the jam is very sweet. Today I used Lemon Curd, but …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Matcha

    Matcha Dorayaki

    ‘Dorayaki’ is a Japanese sweet of two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling of Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Paste. Add Matcha Powder to the batter to make this delicious ‘Matcha Dorayaki’. Azuki Paste goes well with Cream and Butter. Today I filled Azuki Paste and Butter Cream. Makes 6 to 8 Dorayaki Ingredients 1 cup …

  • Other Soup Ramen

    Shoyu Ramen Soup

    I recently discovered Fresh Chinese Egg Noodles at a local Asian grocery store and they are much cheaper than Japanese Ramen Noodles that are available where I live. The Fresh Chinese Egg Noodles are delicious and can be cooked very quickly because they are fresh, not dried. We are enjoying the noodles with my ‘Miso …

  • Pork

    Pork Crackling Chips

    As I often use thinly sliced Pork Belly meat for cooking, I buy a large block of pork belly so that I can thinly slice it by myself. Before slicing, I need to remove the rind. I used to secretly waste the rind because I didn’t want eat it. NOT ANY MORE! In this easy …

  • Pork

    Pork Belly ‘Char Siu’

    When I see a nice block of lean Pork Belly that has no thick layers of fat, I instantly think of this roast. For the marinade, I only use basic ingredients such as Japanese Miso, Sugar and Soy Sauce. However, a half teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice can make a difference. It tastes like the …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Kiwi Fruit Sauce

    If you are after a green sauce for your Panna Cotta, Ice-Cream or a creamy dessert, try this Kiwi Fruit Sauce. Simply just strain Kiwi Fruit purée, or finely grated Kiwi Fruit, through a fine sieve. For grown-ups, you may wish to add some liquor/liqueur. Today I enjoy the sauce with Panna Cotta. Makes 2 …

  • 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 …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Bread Sweets

    Azuki & Cream Brioche

    Store-bought ‘Tsubu-an’, sweet Azuki paste, is too sweet for me. I make the Azuki paste at home because it is easy to make and tastes better. With the home made Azuki paste, I tend to make ‘Dorayaki’, but today I made these delicious sweet rolls. Simply fill Brioche Rolls with Azuki paste and whipped cream. …

  • 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. …

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