cucumber

  • Chicken Sushi

    Wasabi Chicken & Avocado Chirashi-zushi

    Chicken, Avocado, Cucumber, Lettuce, Wasabi are popular fillings for Sushi Rolls, because they taste good with sweet & sour rice. They can be great toppings for ‘Chirashi-zushi’, a type of sushi which is a kind of decorated rice salad. Same ingredients in a different presentation. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Sushi Rice1 cup (*180ml cup) Japanese …

  • Vegetables

    Scrumptious Cabbage & Cucumber

    When you need to make a side dish quickly, try this absolutely easy salad. Cabbage can be blanched, but this cabbage I used was so tender and sweet, I used it as it was. That means I cut and tore the veggies and mixed with seasoning. How easy! You can add Daikon, Carrot, Wakame or …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken Salad With Spicy Sauce

    When you feel like something refreshing but spicy, try this salad. Chicken can be replaced with fish, prawns, squid, tofu, etc. Add plenty of salad vegetables, because with this spicy sauce, you will want to eat more vegetables. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 300g Chicken Breast Fillet(s)1 small piece Ginger *grated1 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine)1/4 teaspoon …

  • 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 …

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