• Vegetables

    Bean Sprouts Salad

    Simply seasoned with salt and full of flavours. This salad can be a great topping for Ramen noodles. Do not overcook Bean Sprouts. They should stay crunchy. *Note: 2 bags of Bean Sprouts seem to be too large amount, but the volume will be significantly reduced when cooked. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 bags (500 …

  • Beef Pork Udon

    Jaa Jaa Udon

    Spicy rich miso flavoured pork mixture on top of freshly cooked udon. ‘Jaa Jaa’ comes from a Chinese word ‘Zha Jiang’ which means ‘Fried Sauce’. It is normally made by simmering stir-fried ground Pork or Beef with fermented soybean paste. My ‘Jaa Jaa Sauce’ is based on my Sweet Miso Sauce. You can use Tianmian …

  • Chicken Harusame & Rice Noodles

    Chicken Harusame Salad

    You have some Roast Chicken leftover? Try this simple noodle salad. It will be a very yummy light meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 200g Harusame Noodles1/2 to 1 Cucumber5 to 6 leaves Cos LettuceRoast Chicken *skin removed Dressing Ingredients 1 tablespoon Sugar2 tablespoons Soy Sauce2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar1 tablespoon Sesame Oil1 tablespoon Roasted Sesame Seeds1 …

  • Chicken Udon

    Udon in Soup with Chicken Balls

    This is a very filling and healthy warm meal for a cold day. If you don’t have Dashi Stock, try with Chicken Stock. Cooking Chicken Balls in the stock adds delicate ginger flavour to it. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 300g Chicken Mince1 small piece Ginger *grated1 to 2 Spring Onions1/4 Carrot2 Shiitake1/2 Egg *Optional1/4 teaspoon …

  • Other Soup Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Zōsui with Dumplings

    My mother used to make Zōsui to finish off bits and pieces of leftover Vegetables and Cooked Rice. To make this soup even more filling, she often added some dumplings which I loved. Omochi is also very nice in this soup but they are not available always, so she used to make simple wheat flour-base …

  • Egg

    Marinated Egg Yolk

    When you have left-over egg yolk, DO NOT waste them. Let them soak in this simple marinade. The Egg Yolk would get harden like paste and so nice with hot rice or pasta. Marinade Ingredients 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce1 tablespoon Mirin *optional Method Let the Egg Yolk(s) soaked in the marinade of Soy Sauce and …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit Sweets

    Milk Fruit Kanten

    I scarcely remember the time when I was in my third year of primary school, but I clearly remember a boxed lunch that my mother made for me on a school excursion day. My lunch impressed all teachers and their praises made me so happy. The most outstanding food in the lunch box was this …

  • Cold Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Ice Cream

    Matcha Ice Cream has earned popularity worldwide. A former US President Barak Obama seems a fan of Matcha Ice Cream. I have seen him enjoying it. Matcha Ice Cream is easy to make at home. Just whisk, mix and freeze, and it is done. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 cup Milk2/3 cup Sugar1 …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Cold Sweets

    Azuki Ice Cream

    This is an absolutely super easy yet so delicious recipe. You only need two ingredients, Tsubu-an (Sweet Azuki Paste) and Cream. If you want to make it lighter, see ‘Azuki Milk Ice’. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup Tsubu-an (Sweet Azuki Paste) *add more if you like1/2 cup Thickened Cream Method Whisk Thickened Cream in a …

  • 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 400g Ingredients …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Tsubu-an

    ’Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) is the most popular ‘An’ (Bean Paste). Canned Tsubu-an, that contains a lot of sugar and additives, is available from most Japanese or Asian grocery stores, but they are pricey. Tsubu-an is very easy to make. If you have never made it by yourself, try it just once. You will never …

  • Mushrooms Spaghetti & Pasta

    Bacon & Kinoko Spaghetti

    ‘Kinoko’ means mushrooms. Use any Asian mushrooms such as Shiitake, Shimeji, Enoki, Oyster Mushrooms, King Oyster Mushrooms (Eringi) , and plenty of them! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 300 to 400g Spaghetti100g Shiitake *sliced100g Shimeji *torn into smaller pieces100g Enoki *torn into smaller pieces1 Onion *thinly sliced1 to 2 cloves Garlic *finely chopped1 tablespoon Oil100g Bacon20g …

  • 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 4 servings Spaghetti500g Seafood Mix (Marinara Mix)2 to 3 tablespoons Olive Oil2 cloves Garlic …

  • Shirataki & Itokonnyaku Tofu

    Shirataki & Atsu-age (Deep Fried Tofu)

    ‘Konnyaku’ is a jelly-like food made from a type of potato called ‘Konnyaku (Konjac)’ and noodle type is called ‘Shirataki’ or ‘Itokonnyaku’. They are extremely low in calories and available from not only Asian grocers but also most supermarkets. Find Lo-Cal Noodles, and if they are made from Konjac root, they are the same thing. Makes …

  • 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 200g Harusame Noodles1/2 to 1 Cucumber1 Carrot4 slices Ham2 Large Eggs *make thin omelettes …

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