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  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Marinated Tuna Sashimi Rice Bowl

    Sometimes, I crave this ‘Donburi’ (Rice Bowl) dish that is called ‘Zuke Don’ in Japanese. It’s Marinated Sashimi Rice Bowl and commonly Tuna Sashimi is used, but I sometimes use Salmon Sashimi. Sashimi grade fish are not commonly available where I live. Only Salmon and/or Tuna Sashimi are sometimes available from a fish shop. If …

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    ‘Tazukuri’ Ikan Bilis Version

    ‘Tazukuri’ is a Japanese dish of dried young whole sardines cooked in Sugar and Soy Sauce. It is a traditional dish prepared for New Year’s celebration. Young sardines called ‘Gomame’ are used but the ones called ‘Niboshi’ (OR ‘Iriko’) are also used, but those dried whole sardines are too hard to find where I live. …

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    Mackerel Simmered In Sweet Miso Sauce

    Mackerel is my absolute favourite fish and love it cooked in any ways. The best method of cooking is grill after season with salt. ‘Tatsuta-age’ is also a very nice. And the Number 3 is this ‘Miso-ni’, simmer in sweet miso sauce. You got to serve this dish with freshly cooked rice. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Fish Takikomigohan

    Enoki & Mackerel Takikomigohan

    ‘Mackerel’ is my favourite fish, but it is hard to find fresh Mackerel in Australia. That’s why I always stock Canned Mackerel in the pantry and I use it for this dish. If you are lucky to have fresh Mackerel fillets, season with some salt and grill or pan-fry them first. That would make a …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Sardines & Egg Rice Bowl

    Sardines are more sustainable fish. They are rich in numerous nutrients. Why don’t we eat them more? Canned Sardines are easy to use. They smell fishy? OK, add Sake (Rice Wine) and fresh Ginger to reduce the smell. This is a very satisfying dish but cost you very little. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 Canned …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Canned Sardines Rice Bowl

    When I was young and single, I made this rice bowl dish very often. Because it was easy, quick, cheap, yummy and nutritious. You don’t need to cook Sardines because you use Canned Sardines. Why don’t you try this rice bowl once?  I am quite certain you will enjoy this dish. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients …

  • Curry Fish

    Thai Red Fish Curry

    Asian food is very popular in Australia. The most popular cuisine is probably Thai food. My family loves Thai curries, however I often find them too sweet. I cook this Red Fish Curry without Sugar. If you want it sweet, just add 1-2 tablespoons of Brown Sugar. You can use any type of fish of …

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    ‘Fitzroy’ Fish

    ‘Fitzroy’ is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne. It was 25 years ago, I went to a Spanish restaurant in Fitzroy with my colleagues, high school teachers. I had a fish dish and I loved it so much. I tried to figure out how it was cooked and scribbled a note on a piece of paper. …

  • Fish Takikomigohan

    Snapper Takikomigohan

    Red Seabream Snapper is a fish that is called ‘Madai’ in Japan, and it is known as an auspicious food. The fish is often served for New Year’s celebration and special occasions to celebrate the events. This ‘Snapper Takikomigohan’ is also a quite special rice dish, but you don’t need to wait for a special …

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    Trevally Tatsuta-agé

    Trevally was on special at a local fish shop today. I bought just 1 fillet that weighed more than 500g! It must have been a giant trevally fish. Trevally’s flavour and texture are similar to the fish called ‘Aji’ in Japan and I quite like this type of fish. ‘Tatusta-agé’ is a very popular method …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Sashimi ‘Zuké’ Don

    In Australia, less expensive off-cut meat is widely available. In Japan, you can find less expensive off-cut Sashimi. I used to make this ‘Zuké’ Don using those off-cuts. If you can purchase Sashimi quality fresh fish, why don’t you try this deliciously marinated fish on rice. This time, I used Salmon. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Namban-zuke

    My mother used to make this dish always using fish called ‘Aji’ in Japanese. As ‘Aji’ is difficult to find in Australia, I often use Trevally or Mackerel family fish which have similar flavour and texture. However most fish are suitable for this dish. Sardines and Salmon are very nice, too. This time I used …

  • Fish Potato

    Fish Pie

    This is one of my family’s favourite winter dishes. There are many different ‘Fish Pie’ recipes but this is what I cook. My daughter complains that the dish tastes ‘blunt’ and I should add some herbs or lemon zest to it. I know some recipes use lemon juice, but I like my Fish Pie’s ‘blunt’ …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Curry Mackerel Don

    Because I usually cook for four people, preparing a meal just for me can be oddly challenging. A ‘Donburi (Rice Bowl)’ dish is always a good option. I stock canned mackerel in my pantry for always as mackerel is my great favourite (and fresh mackerel is rarely available where I live), and the small 120g …

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