carrot

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Monk’s Vegan Soup ‘Kenchin-jiru’

    This soup is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. It is originally a Buddhist dish and vegan. Vegetable base stock, such as Shiitake Mushroom OR Kombu (Kelp), is used for this soup. It is commonly seasoned with Soy Sauce, but there are many variations these days. Some people prefer seasoning with Miso. Root vegetables are the main …

  • 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 …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Orange Vegetable Soup

    As I was so happy with my ‘Green Vegetable Soup’, I tried to make ‘Orange Vegetable Soup’ today. The base is Pumpkin Soup, which I am not a big fan of, though my son and daughter love my ‘Pumpkin Soup’. Because of the Tomato I added, this orange colour soup tastes fruity and I love …

  • Beef Chicken Pork Potato

    Sausage & Potato Casserole

    ‘Sausages & Mashed Potatoes’ is actually not very easy to prepare. Especially I don’t like pan-frying Sausages as it makes kitchen dirty with splatters, and I have to make gravy sauce after Sausages are cooked. And also you need to cook Mashed Potatoes. I have tried several ways to cook Sausages and Potatoes, and this …

  • Beef Sushi

    Yakiniku Sushi Rolls

    Sushi Rolls shops can be seen everywhere in Australia. They are very popular and they are becoming more creative with the fillings. It seems meat are more popular than raw fish. Here are my Korean-inspired Yakiniku Sushi Rolls. Makes 5 to 6 Rolls Ingredients 3 cups (180ml cup) Short Grain Sushi Rice72 ml Rice Vinegar60g …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken Nanban-zuke

    ‘Nanban-zuke’ is a Japanese dish of marinated fried fish. I usually use fish called ‘Aji’ but other meaty fish are also suitable. Chicken Breast is a popular alternative. It’s much easier to prepare than it looks. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Chicken Breast FilletsSalt & PepperPotato Starch FlourOil for frying1/2 to 1 Onion *thinly sliced1 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Instant Carrot Cake

    When you crave a piece of Carrot Cake, you can make this Carrot Cake in a coffee cup in less than 5 minutes, only if you have a Carrot and, most importantly, a microwave. The hardest part is grating a Carrot, I suppose. No Egg is needed. Makes 1 Servings Ingredients 1 small Carrot *grated …

  • Beef

    My Beef Casserole

    ‘Beef Casserole’ was an eye-opening dish for me to learn. It is EASY to prepare if you have an oven, and a very comforting dish. My husband grew up with this type of dish, which is supposed to be served with Mashed Potato. It seemed there were popular casserole seasoning mixes, and my husband even …

  • Vegetables

    Crunchy Barley Salad

    I love Barley and always stock a bag of Pearl Barley in the pantry. I use it mainly for soup. Sometimes I cook it with Rice. On the other day, I had some leftover cooked Barley, and I made a salad using it, just like the rice salad. It was amazing!!! Now, I love Barley …

  • Potato Vegetables

    ‘Kimpira’ Potato & Carrot

    Everyone would love this simple dish. It’s a ‘Kimpira’ dish, a stir-fried vegetables seasoned with Soy Sauce and Mirin (Sugar). When you need just one more side dish for dinner or something to fill a space in your Bento Box, this dish is perfect. You only need Potato and Carrot. Not many people stir-fry thinly …

  • Takikomigohan Tofu

    Abura-age & Carrot Takikomigohan

    This is one fo the traditionally popular ‘Takikomigohan’ dishes in Japan, but I didn’t cooked it for a long time. Because it was too hard to find Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) in Australia. Not any more! If you like traditional Japanese cuisine’s delicate flavour, you will enjoy this dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cups …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Sweet & Sour Pork Mince

    ‘Sweet & Sour Pork’ is popular and my family loves it, but I just don’t want to cook it very often because pre-cooking Pork is quite demanding. Then I tried a very easy method using Pork Mince. This is so easy and quick, and as delicious as the proper ‘Sweet & Sour Pork’. Makes 4 …

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