• Yakisoba

    Yakisoba

    Yakisoba is a very similar to Chinese stir fried noodles, and it is cooked 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 …

  • 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 1 serving Frozen Fresh Ramen NoodlesSoup (*comes with noodles)Your Favourite Toppings Method Cook noodles as instructed. Basically cook Frozen Noodles in rapidly boiling water for 2 minutes or …

  • 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 1 serving Instant Dry NoodlesSoup (*comes with noodles)Your Favourite Toppings …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Somen Stir Fry

    I love South East Asian spicy flavours, but I sometimes need the delicate Japanese flavour that is so gentle and soothing. The texture of Somen (Japanese thinnest noodles) well suits this light flavoured stir-fry. If you don’t have ‘Somen’, Rice Vermicelli or Capellini (Angel Hair Pasta) can be used instead. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Icy Cold Somen

    Somen are the thinnest Japanese noodles. It is easy to over cook. Follow the instruction. Standard cooking time is 2 minutes. Somen might be difficult to find for you. You can use Rice Vermicelli or Capellini (Angel Hair Pasta) instead. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Somen Noodles *OR Rice Vermicelli or Capellini (Angel Hair …

  • Udon

    Udon in Soup

    Udon noodles are most commonly served in hot soup with toppings such as Tempura, Kakiage Tempura or ‘Abura-age’ cooked just like ‘Inari-zushi’ wrappers. My home town is close to Kagawa prefecture that is famous for ‘Sanuki Udon’ and I grew up with the delicious noodles. Imported Frozen ‘Sanuki Udon’ are available from most Asian grocers …

  • Udon

    Zaru Udon

    To enjoy the rubbery resilient ‘al dente’ Udon noodles, the best way is with cold ‘Mentsuyu’ dipping sauce and plenty of ‘Yakumi’ 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

    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 4 servings Soba NoodlesMentsuyuYakumi (Condiments) Method Cook Soba Noodles …

  • Other Seafood

    Butter Soy Scallops & Spinach

    Super quick and easy and delicious and nutritious! Great with freshly cooked rice or pasta. Using the ready-to-serve Baby Spinach, this dish can be prepared so quickly. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 300g Scallops1 bunch Spinach *OR plenty of ready-to-serve Baby Spinach20 to 30g Butter1 clove Garlic *finely chopped1 to 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce Method Wash …

  • Other Seafood

    Fried Oysters

    I don’t like raw oysters. Do you? Try this recipe, you will become a big fan of Oysters 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 servingsSalt …

  • Fish

    Kingfish Teriyaki

    Kingfish is one of the popular fish in Australia. It has a strong rich flavour and suits for Teriyaki. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 Kingfish FilletsSalt1/2 tablespoon Juice from grated Ginger1 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine)1 tablespoon Soy sauce 1/2 tablespoon Oil Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients 2 tablespoons Mirin1 tablespoon Sugar3 tablespoons Soy Sauce Method Place Kingfish …

  • Fish Tempura

    Trevally Tempura

    Any fresh fish is good for Tempura. Cut into small pieces, it would be much easier to fry. Today I added some ‘Aonori’ to the batter. Tempura dishes that are fried with the batter mixed with sea vegetables are called ‘Isobe-age’. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) is added to the batter, but it …

  • Beef

    Beef Shigureni

    This is a great topping for freshly cooked rice and also a good side dish to enjoy with Sake or Beer. Thinly sliced Beef is traditionally used, but you can cut the Beef into small cubes and present them with toothpicks like ‘Pinchos’. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 400 to 500g Beef Steaks2 small pieces Ginger …

  • Beef Udon

    Beef Udon

    Slightly sweet soy flavoured beef mixture on top of cold Udon Noodles. Pour ‘Mentsuyu’ over and enjoy. ‘Mentsuyu’ is a Japanese sauce for cold noodles often used as a dipping sauce, but it can be used as seasoning sauce as well. Find the recipe here. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Udon Noodles *frozen type …

  • Pork

    Kakuni – Pressure Cooker Method

    Pork ‘Kakuni’ is not super easy dish to cook and long slow cooking is required, and that is not suitable for busy life style.  If you have a pressure cooker, Pork ‘Kakuni’ is quick and easy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 800g Pork Belly Block (Boneless)1 cup Water1 to 2 small pieces Ginger *thinly sliced2 tablespoons …

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