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  • Okonomiyaki Pork Vegetables

    Okonomiyaki with Garlic Chives

    When I found a bunch of Garlic Chives getting wilted in the fridge, I decided to add them to Okonomiyaki. To make Okonomiyaki more colourful and nutritious, I also added Carrot. And the result was unsatisfying. It didn’t taste good with ‘Okonomiyaki Sauce’ and Japanese mayonnaise. Why? I tried the ‘Okonomiyaki with Garlic Chives’ with …

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    Asian Flavoured ‘Sauerkraut’

    A few weeks ago, when ALDI was having German Food Fest, I bought a jar of Sauerkraut. As I had never tasted German-made Sauerkraut before, I was excited to eat it. Now, to be honest about it, I couldn’t eat it because it was too sour! Then I remembered my mother’s Pickled Daikon that always …

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    Three-Colour ‘Namul’

    This Korean inspired vegetable dish is not only tasty but also beautiful. I used Spinach, Carrot and Red Cabbage, but naturally you can use other vegetables. For green colour, Silverbeet leaves, Kale or other Asian greens can be used. It’s a great side dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spinach 1 bunch  *250 to 300g Carrot 1 …

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    Red Cabbage & Carrot ‘Namasu’

    When I am mentally or physically very tired, I often have a craving for a dish called ‘Namasu’ that is vinegared vegetables and most commonly Daikon and Carrot are used. When I didn’t have Daikon, I used Red Cabbage instead. The result was really refreshing, and very pretty as well. Makes 2 to 4 Servings …

  • Vegetables

    Kale Coleslaw with Yoghurt Dressing

    I confess that I love Coles’ Kale Coleslaw Salad Kit and have bought it many times. A bag of veggies comes with dressing and some seeds, and it is $5.00!!! Why don’t I try to make it by myself? So I imitated the Coles’ Kale Coleslaw. The cost of making it could be around $2 …

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    Spicy Garlic Miso Cabbage

    I made this dish when I had craving for Kimchi on the other day. I just wanted something salty, garlicky and spicy. It took a few minutes to make this dish and it was very satisfying. I mixed the leftover with fresh tomato and tofu and it was surprisingly yummy. Why don’t you try it? …

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    Kale Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

    One of the most common ‘ae-mono’, a type of Japanese salad, dressings is called ‘Sanbai-zu’ which is made with Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar and Sugar. Based on this dressing, I added Peanut Butter to create this Kale salad. My husband and son don’t like Kale, but they enjoy this salad even though Kale is uncooked. …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Spicy Asian Slaw with Tuna

    When cabbages are in season, I often make coleslaw with different dressings or Japanese mayonnaise. I tried to create an Asian flavour slaw. When you make this dish, you would think the amount of the cabbages is too much for 4 servings but it will decrease in volume and the flavour will become stronger. I …

  • Okonomiyaki Vegetables

    Pizza Inspired Oven-baked Okonomiyaki

    There used to be a pizza shop near our house. An Italian family was running the shop and their pizzas were delicious. My favourite was ‘Vegetarian Pizza’ with anchovies as optional extra. This ‘Oven-baked Okonomiyaki’ has been inspired by that pizza. The shop is now owned by Chinese and their pizzas are sadly quite disappointing. …

  • Okonomiyaki Prawn & Shrimp Squid & Octopus

    Takoyaki

    ‘Takoyaki’, a ball-shaped savoury snack, is one of the dishes that most foreign tourists try to eat in Japan. To make ‘Takoyaki’, you need a ‘Takoyaki’ pan. Do not give up if you don’t have one, I heard that Cake Pop Maker or Mini Pancake Pan are just fine for making ‘Takoyaki’. It doesn’t matter …

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    Asian Fried Noodle Slaw

    My husband’s aunt told me about her amazing discovery of Asian Fried Noodle Salad. She even gave me a bag of the fried noodles. The recipe was on the bag of the noodles but I found it too sweet. So I create my own dressing for the salad. I used a bag of ready-to eat …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Just Cabbage & Eggs

    On the other day, my husband bought a huge carton of 3 dozens of eggs at a local market. That day I also bought 1 carton of eggs being unaware there was 1 carton of eggs in the fridge. So we ended up having 60 eggs! I cooked this dish to use up the eggs. …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Wakame Ponzu Salad

    A Korean grocery store nearby sells many ingredients very similar to Japanese ones and I can purchase dried Wakame. The dried Wakame are totally shrunk and look like thin twigs or something, but the volume increases a lot when rehydrated. You would better use small amount. My mother used to use vegetable oil but I …

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    Cabbage & Nori Salad

    Do you use Nori (Seaweed Sheets) for cooking other then sushi? I use Nori for soup and salad quite often. Try this Korean inspired Cabbage Salad, my favourite Nori Salad. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cabbage 1/4 Boiling Water to soften Cabbage Salt 1 pinch Rice Vinegar 1 tablespoon Sugar 1/2 tablespoon Nori 2 sheets Spring …

  • Okonomiyaki Vegetables

    Oven-baked Okonomiyaki

    Cooking Okonomiyaki takes time, especially when you make many. Why don’t you bake it in oven just like pizza? You can make very large Okonomiyaki at a time and you don’t need to flip it over. Again I used pork and cabbage in this recipe. These can be substituted for any ingredients at all. Because …

  • Okonomiyaki Vegetables

    Okonomiyaki

    I have included pork and cabbage in this recipe. These can be substituted for any ingredients at all. Because this is ‘Okonomiyaki’, you can use whatever you like. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients Plain Flour OR SR Flour 2 cups Water 2 cups Eggs 4 Salt a pinch Dashi Power 1/2 teaspoon *optional Cabbage …