cabbage

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Sir-fried Rice Vermicelli

    I used to cook this dish using already seasoned Dry Rice Vermicelli in Japan. A company called ‘Kenmin Foods’ produces delicious Rice Vermicelli products. I recently saw the products on the internet and I was nostalgic. I tried to cook the dish using commonly available unseasoned Dry Rice Vermicelli. I seasoned it simply and the …

  • Okonomiyaki

    Oven-baked Okonomiyaki with Ham & Egg

    It takes time to cook ‘Okonomiyaki’, especially when you make many. When I cook it for whole family, I bake one large Okonomiyaki in the oven. Today’s Okonomiyaki is about 40 x 30cm. Such a jumbo Okonomiyaki can’t be flipped over, but I don’t need to to do so as I bake it in the …

  • Beef Spaghetti & Pasta

    Yakiniku Spaghetti

    Italian Pasta such as Spaghetti are very suitable for Asian flavours. Mix Spaghetti with stir-fried Beef & Vegetables seasoned with Yakiniku (Japanese style BBQ) Sauce. It’s a simple and easy to prepare dish, and absolutely yummy! Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 servings Spaghetti150 to 200g thinly sliced Beef1/2 Onion2 Cabbage Leaves1/2 Carrot1/4 to 1/2 Capsicum1 …

  • Baked & Fried Rice

    Chikuwa & Cabbage Fried Rice

    ‘Chikuwa’ is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake made from Surimi (fish paste). As Chikuwa is much cheaper than chicken or meat, my mother often used it for many dishes. This fried rice is one of them. I remember there were Chikuwa and Cabbage in it. She seasoned it simply and I loved it. Makes 2 Servings …

  • Miso Soup

    Potato & Sweet Corn Miso Butter Soup

    Hokkaido is the northern island of Japan and famous for the fresh food they produce. High quality dairy products are particularly famous and Butter is one of them. Adding Butter to Miso Soup was unthinkable for me until I saw a TV ad many years ago. Miso Soup with Butter is really good, especially with …

  • Gyoza Pork

    Pork & Cabbage Rolled Gyoza

    Everyone loves Gyoza. It’s a great fun family activity to make them, too. My children always wanted to help me making them when they were very young, but traditional wrapping method was too difficult for young children. These Rolled Gyoza are easy to make. Instead of wrapping them, just roll them up! Today I used …

  • Pork Ramen

    ‘Nikomi’ Simmered Miso Ramen

    This is one of my childhood dishes. My mother used to cook this in a large pot for whole family of five. Ramen Noodles tend to get quite soft as they are cooked in the soup with other ingredients. She used particular Noodles that were made for this dish, but I use Japanese Instant Miso …

  • Miso Soup Pork

    Pork & Cabbage Miso Soup

    Pork and Miso go very well together. ‘Butajiru’, OR ‘Tonjiru’, is a very popular Pork and Miso soup. You need a variety of ingredients to make it, but this simple Pork and Cabbage only version is also delicious. You can add other vegetables such as Onion, Carrot, Shiitake, or etc. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 …

  • Vegetables

    Crunchy Spicy Cabbage & Cucumber

    This is a salad that I can’t stop eating. The soft and sweet and juicy Cabbage is the essential ingredient. Use inner parts of sweet Cabbage in season. Hard and bitter Cabbage is not suitable. I always make a large volume of it, because this salad is very tasty next day, only if I have …

  • Takikomigohan

    Red Cabbage Sloppy Rice

    I hesitate to call this dish ‘Risotto’ but it is almost identical. I cook it in the rice cooker but you can cook in the traditional ‘Risotto’ way with extra stock. I recommend Arborio Rice for creamy texture but Short Grain Rice such as Sushi Rice can be used. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons …

  • Vegetables

    Pan-Steamed Cabbage & Cheesy White Sauces

    I often serve steamed vegetables with roasted or grilled meat. I usually use a steamer, but this ‘Pan-Steaming’ method is also good, especially for Cabbage. Slightly caramelised bottom adds extra flavour. Enjoy it with your favourite sauce. Today I served with Cheesy White Sauce. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1/2 Cabbage *cut into 4 wedges keeping …

  • Okonomiyaki Vegetables

    Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki

    Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki is one of the most famous and popular Japanese foods among the tourists who visit Japan. It’s a crepe-based layered savoury pancake, and I have never cooked it at home until recently. Because I believed that it was too hard to cook without a large hotplate. Since I watched a BBC video about …

  • Vegetables

    Mock Sauerkraut

    Germany’s Sauerkraut is famous but many European regions have their own version of pickled and fermented Cabbage. They are overwhelmingly sour, but I love it especially with smoked sausages. As I do not stock Sauerkraut because it is a sometimes food for me, when I want to eat it, I make my ‘Mock Sauerkraut’ in …

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