• Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Koshi-an

    You can make light & smooth Koshi-an very easily by using Powdered Azuki Beans. But Powdered Azuki Beans is very hard to find in Australia. Making it from dry Azuki Beans from scratch is very demanding hard work. So here is the very easy method to make Koshi-an using food processor. Makes About 700g Ingredients …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Tsubu-an

    ’Tsubu-an’ is the most popular ‘An’ (bean Paste) and the canned ready-made Tsubu-an that contains a lot of sugar and additives is available from most Japanese or Asian grocery stores. But it is so easy to make! If you have never made it by yourself, try it just once. You will never wish to buy …

  • Mushrooms Spaghetti & Pasta

    Bacon & Kinoko Spaghetti

    ‘Kinoko’ means mushrooms. Use Shimeji, Shiitake, Enoki, Eringi or Oyster Mushrooms. Plenty of them! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spaghetti 300 to 400g Shiitake 100g *sliced Shimeji 100g *torn into smaller pieces Enoki 100g *torn into smaller pieces Onion 1 *thinly sliced Garlic 1 to 2 cloves *finely chopped Oil 1 tablespoons Bacon 100g Butter 20g …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta

    Seafood Spaghetti Garlic Soy Sauce

    Seafood with Garlic & Soy Sauce goes so well with pasta. This ‘Seafood Spaghetti Garlic Soy Sauce’ is very popular in Japan and it is so easy and quick to prepare. A perfect dinner for busy families. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spaghetti 300 to 400g Seafood Mix (Marinara Mix) 500g Oil 2 to 3 tablespoons …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Harusame Salad

    Harusame are the noodles made from potato starch or mung bean starch. Low in calories and great for salad and soup. This dish is something we always crave for when weather is warmer.It’s so refreshing and yummy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Harusame Noodles 200g Cucumber 1/2 to 1 Carrot 1 Ham 4 slices Large Eggs …

  • Yakisoba

    Yakisoba

    Yakisoba is a very similar to Chinese stir fried noodles, with vegetables and, commonly, pork. The dish is seasoned with ‘Yakisoba Sauce’ which tastes like Worcestershire Sauce. Yakisoba is very simple to make and can be cooked on a large hotplate, by tossing the ingredients together as they fry. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Yakisoba Noodles …

  • Ramen

    Fresh Ramen

    Frozen fresh Ramen noodles are available from most Japanese and Asian grocery stores. Soup comes with the noodles and they are quite tasty. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients Frozen Fresh Ramen Noodles 1 serving Soup (*comes with noodles) Your Favourite Toppings Method 1. Cook noodles as instructed. Basically cook Frozen Noodles in rapidly boiling water for 2 …

  • Ramen

    Instant Ramen with Toppings

    You cannot underestimate Japanese Instant Ramen. People are very fussy about the quality, texture and types of noodles, and the matching flavour of soup. There is a great range of Instant Ramen that taste just excellent. Enjoy with your favourite toppings. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients Instant Dry Noodles 1 serving Soup (*comes with noodles) Your …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Somen Stir Fry

    Somen’s delicate texture goes well with this light flavoured stir fry. The noodles need to be cooked firm. Rice Vermicelli can be used instead of Somen. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Somen Noodles 4 x 90g Sesame Oil 1 tablespoon Pork Thinly Sliced 200g Salt & Pepper Ginger 1 small piece* sliced into fine strips Onion …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Icy Cold Somen

    Somen are the thinnest noodles. It is east to over cook. Follow the instruction. Standard cooking time is 2 minutes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Somen Noodles 4 x 90g Mentsuyu (Dipping Sauce) Yakumi (Condiments) Method 1. Cook Somen Noodles as instructed. DO NOT add salt into the water. 2. When noodles are cooked, drain and rinse …

  • Udon

    Udon in Soup

    Udon noodles served in hot soup with toppings such as tempura. Kakiage tempura goes very well with the Udon in soup. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Udon Noodles 2 x 90g Instant Udon Soup 2 packets Hot Water 2 cups Toppings *Tempura, Spring Onion Make Soup by yourself Dashi stock 2 cups Soy Sauce 3 to …

  • Udon

    Zaru Udon

    To enjoy the rubbery resilient ‘al dente’ Udon noodles, the best way is with chilled ‘Mentsuyu’ dipping sauce with plenty of ‘Takumi’ condiments. The best Udon noodles are the frozen type that you can find at Japanese or Asian grocery stores. If you make Udon by yourself, they would be the best. Try my “Home-Made …

  • Soba

    Soba & Pork Salad

    Soba salad is becoming popular. This is a very easy and inexpensive recipe. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Soba Noodles 4 x 90g Pork Block 300 to 400g Potato Starch *optional Ginger 1 small piece Onion 1 Cucumber 1/2 to 1 Mentsuyu 2 cups Lemon 1/2 Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Powder) *Add any vegetables you like to …

  • Soba

    Zaru Soba

    With some reasons, many Japanese people often have craving for Soba. I do sometimes have craving for ‘Zaru Soba’, especially on a hot day or when I am tired after a long trip. This dish might be one of our soul foods. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Soba Noodles 4 x 90g Mentsuyu Yakumi (Condiments) Method …

  • Other Seafood

    Butter Soy Scallops & Spinach

    Super quick and easy and delicious and nutritious. Great with hot rice or freshly cooked pasta. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Scallops 300g Spinach 1 bunch Butter 20g Garlic 1 clove *finely chopped Soy Sauce 1 to 2 tablespoons Method 1. Wash Spinach and cut 3cm. 2. Heat Butter in a frypan and cook Garlic and Scallops …

  • Other Seafood

    Fried Oysters

    I don’t like raw oysters. Do you? Try this recipe, you will become a big fan of them especially if you like smoked oysters. It is much easier to make than you think. This very simple recipe can be used for prawns and scallops as well. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Oysters enough for 4 servings …

  • Fish

    Kingfish Teriyaki

    Kingfish is one of the popular fish in Australia. It has a strong rich flavour and suits Teriyaki. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Kingfish Fillets 4 Salt Juice from grated Ginger 1/2 tablespoon Sake 1 tablespoon Soy sauce 1 tablespoon Oil 1/2 tablespoon Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients Mirin 2 tablespoons Sugar 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce 3 tablespoons …

  • Fish Tempura

    Trevally Tempura

    Any fresh fish is good for Tempura. Cut into small pieces, it would be much easier to fry. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Trevally 2 fillets Salt Plain Flour 1/2 cup Potato Starch 1 to 2 tablespoons Cold Water 1/2 cup Aonori *optional Method 1. Cut Trevally into bite size pieces and sprinkle some salt. 2. Combine …

  • Beef

    Beef Shigureni

    Great topping for freshly cooked rice and also good with Sake and Beer. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Beef Steaks 400g Sake 2 tablespoons Ginger 1 to 2 small pieces *sliced into thin strips Dashi 1/2 cup Mirin 2 Sugar 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce 3 tablespoons Method 1. Slice Beef thinly. Sprinkle Sake over Beef and massage …

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