egg

  • Other Soup

    Creamed Corn & Egg Soup

    Don’t buy instant cup soups. Try to make by yourself and find out it is actually easy to make. This is one of the quickest & easiest soups I know. Yet it is nutritious and surely warms you up. I sometimes add rice to it or pour this soup over rice. So delicious… Makes 4 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    My Egg Tarts

    I love Portuguese Egg Tarts. When I tried it for the first time at a local community market, I fell in love with it instantly. I wanted to make them by myself. I found many different recipes and methods on the internet, and I still don’t know which one is the best. So I decided …

  • Egg

    Steamed Savoury Custard

    I recently went to a Korean restaurant with my family and my husband and children enjoyed a steamed egg dish as well as BBQ. The steamed egg dish was similar to Japanese ‘Chawanmushi’ (Savoury Custard Soup) but texture was firmer. Surprisingly there was nothing in it and it was just steamed savoury custard. My family …

  • Clear Soup Egg

    Egg & Enoki Soup

    Easter holidays are gone and now it is getting cold in Melbourne. Hot soup is appreciated for dinner. Egg Soup is everyone’s favourite. When you add whisked egg into hot soup, egg is instantly cooked and comes up to the surface. If the soup is slightly thickened by adding a small amount of starch, the …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Just Spinach & Eggs

    My very first cooking class was in the fifth grade. We cooked ‘Sautéed Spinach’ and ‘Boiled Eggs’. ‘Scrambled Eggs’ is actually easier than ‘Boiled Eggs’. To keep the colour of the scrambled eggs, cook Eggs and Spinach separately. After they are combined gently and placed on a plate, drizzle the sauce over instead of mixing …

  • Egg Prawn & Shrimp Vegetables

    Prawns Tomatoes & Egg Stirfry

    This is a very quick and easy dish. Prawns can be replaced with Squid or Tofu. I always serve this dish with freshly cooked Rice, but rice noodles would be good as well. When Tomatoes are in season, a simple dish like this one can be really appreciated. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Fresh/Frozen Shelled Prawns …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Pear & Custard Tart

    When I find some pears in the fruit basket getting very soft, I always make them into ‘Pear Upside-down Cake‘. But I recently discovered this custard tart is another good dessert to use up the softened pears. This is almost identical to my ‘Banana & Custard Tart‘. Pears can be replaced by peaches, cherries, apples …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg

    Oyako Don

    ‘Oyako’ means ‘Parent and Child’. In this recipe, Chicken and Eggs are used, thus this dish is called ‘Oyako Don’. This is one of the dishes that I cook most often. Sometimes I cook this with Tofu instead of Chicken. Tofu and Eggs can’t be called ‘Oyako’ or ‘Parent and Child’, though it is equally …

  • Baking Egg Vegetables

    Spinach & Egg Gratin

    On the other day, when I was preparing spinach for ‘Goma-ae’, I recalled my very first cooking class in the fifth grade. We cooked ‘Sautéed Spinach’ and ‘Boiled Eggs’. The memory inspired me to create this gratin. A very simple, yet yummy and nutritious dish for a family. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spinach 1 bunch …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cold Sweets Egg Fruit

    Pavlova

    ‘Pavlova’ is a meringue dessert with crispy crust and soft inside, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. I heard that the dessert was created in honour of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova’s tour to Australia and New Zealand. It is one of the iconic foods in Australia. The recipe is simple and it …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Profiteroles

    ‘Profiteroles’ aka ‘Chou à la Crème’ or ‘Cream Puff’ (which is a different food in Australia) is called in Japanese ‘Shuu Kuriimu’ sounds exactly same as ‘shoe cream’! It’s not hard to make but many people don’t even try. You only need Flour, Butter and Eggs. My favourite filing is custard, but whipped cream, chocolate …

  • Egg Sweets

    Basic Custard

    Every cook should be able to make ‘Custard’, that is so simple, yummy and versatile. ‘Custard’ is the mixtures of Milk and Eggs thickened by heat. When it is used for desserts, Sugar is added. For thickening it, Flour or Starch is often added, but you do not need such thing as custard powder. This …

  • Fish Other Soup Vegetables

    Steamed Savoury Turnip Meringue & Fish

    It’s getting cold in Melbourne. Warm dishes are more enjoyable. I have posted some Japanese winter dish recipes such as ‘Furofuki Daikon’, simmered Daikon radish with sweet miso sauce. I want to introduce another iconic winter dish. It is ‘Steamed Savoury Turnip Meringue’, which tastes a little bit like Wasabi. This dish can be categorised …

  • Egg Fish

    Salmon Sprinkles

    Not only my children but most Japanese children love savoury sprinkles called ‘Furikake’. It is mainly for rice. There are loads of ‘Furikake’ products available but I never know what is in them. Home-made savoury sprinkles are easy to make and we can know exactly what is in them. This ‘Salmon Sprinkles’ is what I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cold Sweets Egg Sweets

    Creme Caramel

    This dessert was something I buy from sweet shops. I never thought I could make this dessert until I tried. So many cooks and chefs on TV shows say it is quite easy to make. Then one day I tried and found it was indeed very easy. And you know, when we make it at …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit Sweets

    Banana & Custard Tart

    I used to make this dessert for my kids quite often. It was one of their favourites, but they were in doubt at first because they had never tasted cooked bananas before. This tart tastes best when it is cold, I think. So I recommend to cool it completely. I cooked it for the first …

  • 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. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    Kasutera

    At the end of 16th century, Portuguese drifted to a southern island of Japan. After that event, western culture was introduced to Japan by mainly Portuguese and Spanish. I was taught that this Japanese sponge cake is called ‘Kasutera’ after ‘Castilla’ the name of a region in Spain. The origin of this cake might be …

1 2