cucumber

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Enoki, Black Fungus & Cucumber Salad

    This salad has a vey nice crunchy texture as all three ingredients (Black Fungus, Enoki & Cucumber) have the crunchiness. It is easy to make, yet it can certainly impress your family or guests. If you love Enoki, you got to try this salad. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 10g Dried Black Fungus200g Enoki1/2 Continental Cucumber …

  • Vegetables

    Salted Cucumber & Shiso Salad

    You need ‘Green Shiso’ leaves to make this salad. Alternatively ‘Perilla’ that has similar scent can be used. I used to have so much difficulties to find ‘Shiso’ but now I am growing ‘Shiso’ in my garden. I bought seeds of ‘Aojiso’, Japanese Green Shiso, from a store in NSW on eBay. If you like …

  • Vegetables

    Cucumber Snake

    This is not my invention. Cucumber is often prepared this way in Japan, but it is rarely presented as it is like a snake. Usually it is cut into bite size pieces before serve. But for children, this would be fun!Score one side of a cucumber diagonally, turn it over and score the other side …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    My ‘Gazpacho’

    The weather in Melbourne, Australia, is famous for its unpredictability. It is said to have four seasons in one day! Sometimes it is absolutely true. Our summer is weird. It can be cold but it can be scorching hot. The temperature can easily go over 40℃. I don’t like hot weather as I lose energy …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Mock Peking Duck

    I call this ‘Chinese Souvlaki’. The pancakes for this dish are super easy to make. At least much easier than making Greek flat bread. The whole duck is not easily accessible for many people. Why don’t you use chicken? Roast a whole chicken in the ‘Peking Duck’ flavour OR my ‘Teriyaki Chicken’ can be a …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Daikon Cucumber Tuna Salad

    When I buy canned tuna, I choose tuna in brine or spring water. Tuna in olive oil tastes lovely but I don’t want to let the oil go into the drainage. That’s why I came up to this recipe. Please choose good quality and sustainable canned tuna. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Daikon 10cm *about 150g …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Spicy Enoki & Cucumber Salad

    Some say Enoki can be eaten raw, but I always cook. Even for the salad, I cook them to give enough heat to kill bacteria. Using Sesame Oil to fry them give a nice flavour and I like this method better than microwave or blanching. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Enoki 200g Sesame Oil 1 tablespoon …

  • Mazegohan Vegetables

    Rice Salad

    It’s easy to make. Add plenty of fresh vegetables in hand and use your favourite salad dressing to season if you like. I always add ‘Edamame’ (young soy beans) for crunchy texture and protein. This can be a perfect complete meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cooked Rice 500g *Japanese Short Grain Rice (Sushi Rice) recommended …

  • Udon Vegetables

    Udon Salad with Sesame Sauce

    The Udon noodles can be replaced with Ramen noodles, but they need to be COLD for this dish. On a hot and humid summer day in Japan, I often lost my appetite for food. A cold noodle dish like this one was life saving. If you have a good appetite, simply enjoy this delicious dish! …

  • Vegetables

    Japanese Macaroni Salad

    This is one of the most popular salads in Japan and everyone knows how to make it. It is easy to make and its flavour depends on which mayonnaise to use and the amount of seasonings. Fresh onion and sweet corn are essential for my salad. This salad strangely brings back the memory of the …

  • Vegetables

    Fresh Veggie Sticks and Walnut Miso Dip

    On the other day, I heard a friend of mine complaining about something I would love. She grows vegetables in the backyard and occasionally gets too much harvest to eat. She was particularly complaining about too much cucumbers. Ahhh… come on! Here is an Asian flavoured ‘Miso Dip’ that would help her to snack a …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken Cucumber Salad

    Chicken tenderloin or breast fillets cooked in salted water with some slices of fresh ginger are easy and delicious and nutritious protein addition to salads. This simple cucumber salad with this sweet and sour dressing is great with the chicken. Just tear chicken fillets into strips instead of cutting them, so the dish looks amazing. …

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