• Cooking Rice

    Cooking Rice in a Pot

    You will need a moderately large and thick pot with a well fitting lid to cook rice. As the rice swells and bubbles a lot, I don’t recommend using a small saucepan. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cup (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain Rice450ml Water *about 120% of the volume of the rice Method Wash …

  • Beef Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Shabu Shabu

    The name ‘Shabu Shabu’ is derived from the “swish swish” sound of cooking the meat in the pot. You need to slice Beef Block as thinly as you can. Many Asian grocers sell frozen thinly sliced meat. They also sell ready-made ‘Shabu Shabu’ dipping sauces but it is easy to make your own sauces. Makes …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Yose Nabe

    Chicken and Seafood are cooked in a soy flavoured dashi, with Vegetables and Mushrooms in this ‘Nabe (Pot)’ dish. We often eat them with Ponzu dipping sauce. Sometimes we cook these ingredients in stronger flavoured dashi, and eat them without dipping sauce. This is a great dish to entertain my friends. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Curry Pork

    Katsu Curry

    Serving everyone’s favourite Curry Rice with Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlets) would earn me greater gratitude. Chicken Katsu (Chicken Cutlets) go very well, too. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 Tonkatsu (Fried Pork Cutlet)4 Servings Freshly Cooked Rice Curry Sauce1 tablespoon Oil1 to 2 Onions1 to 2 Potatoes1 Carrots550ml  Water *OR follow the instruction on the Curry Roux …

  • Curry

    Basic Curry Rice

    Japanese Curry Roux Blocks are available from supermarket stores these days. Using those curry blocks, you can cook a variety of curry dishes very easily. When I am busy OR too tired and can’t think of any idea for dinner, curry is always a good option as it is easy to prepare and everyone loves …

  • Okonomiyaki Vegetables

    Okonomiyaki

    In this recipe, I listed Pork and Cabbage as the main ingredients. However, these can be substituted for any ingredients. Because this is ‘Okonomiyaki’, you can use whatever ingredients you like. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 2 cups Plain Flour OR Self-Raising Flour2 cups Water4 Eggs1 pinch Salt1/2 teaspoon Dashi Power *optional1/4 to 1/2 …

  • Beef Hot Pot & Hot Plate Sukiyaki

    Basic Sukiyaki

    Very thinly sliced meat or fish is called ‘Sukimi.’ Sukimi Beef cooked with Vegetables and Mushrooms in a sweet soy flavoured sauce used to be called ‘Gyuu Nabe’, but it came to be known as ‘Sukiyaki.’ It’s one of the most famous Japanese dishes. Raw Eggs are often used as a dipping sauce. Because the …

  • Gyoza Mushrooms Vegetables

    Vegetarian Gyoza

    I have tried ready-made Vegetarian Gyoza from supermarkets and I was not impressed at all. There was no Umami in those Gyoza and they were tasteless. Try my recipe! More variety of Asian mushrooms are available these days. Use chunky meaty mushrooms. Makes 35 to 40 pieces Ingredients 200g Shiitake OR King Oyster Mushrooms1/2 to …

  • Gyoza Prawn & Shrimp

    Prawn Gyoza

    This is my favourite type of Gyoza. Prawns can replaced or mixed with minced white fish. Traditional cooking method is good, but steaming method is also good. Makes 35 to 40 pieces Ingredients 300 to 400g Uncooked Prawns*Note: Minced white fish can be used.5 to 6 Spring Onions1 small piece Ginger *finely grated1 tablespoon Sake1 …

  • Gyoza Pork

    Pork & Wombok Gyoza

    You can find locally produced Gyoza skins at Asian grocery stores. What I usually use is 400g pack containing 42 skins. They are fresh and very reasonably priced. Makes 35 to 40 pieces Ingredients 300 to 400g Pork Mince1/4 Wombok (Chinese Cabbage) 1 to 2 teaspoon Salt to pickle Wombok1 small piece Ginger *grated1 clove …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    ‘Kakiage’ Tempura

    When I make Tempura, I most likely make ‘Kakiage’ as well, to finish off left-over batter. ‘Kakiage’ is a type of Tempura made with a variety of thinly sliced or chopped Vegetables and Seafood. The most popular ingredients for ‘Kakiage’ are probably Carrot and Onion, as most households have them in their pantry. Ingredients Tempura …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Home-Style Tempura

    Home style Tempura is easy to cook and won’t cost much. My favourite Tempura is Green Beans, but when I was a little girl, I loved Sweet Potato the best. Ingredients Suggestions Sweet Potato, Green Beans, Pumpkin, Potato, Capsicum, Eggplant, Asparagus, Carrot, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Onion, Parsley, Prawns, Fish, Squid, Shiitake, Mushrooms, Lotus Root, Chikuwa (Fish …

  • Tempura

    Tempura Batter

    It is easy to remember how to make Tempura Batter. I use only ordinary Plain OR Self-Raising Flour, but I add Potato Starch OR Corn Flour for crispier texture. To achieve light texture, use very cold water. Low temperature slows down the gluten development. Ingredients 1 cup Egg & Cold Water1 cup Flour*Tips: Add 2 …

  • Sushi Vegetables

    Chirashi-zushi

    Chirashi-zushi is a very popular type of Sushi which is a kind of decorated rice salad consisting of Sushi Rice topped with Vegetables, Seafood or thin strips of fine Omelet. You can buy ready-made Chirashi-zushi Mix, which you simply mix with hot cooked rice. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 3 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese …

  • Sushi

    Inari-zushi

    Sushi Rice is wrapped in seasoned Abura-age (thin Fried Tofu). You can buy already seasoned Abura-age called ‘Inari-zushi no Moto’ at many Asian grocery stores. They come in cans and plastic shrink wrapped bags. If you want to cook Abura-age by yourself, the recipe is here. Makes 12 Pieces Ingredients Sushi Rice (*cooked from 180ml x …

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