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  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Spicy Salmon Sashimi Don

    Salmon is probably the most popular fish in Melbourne. A local fish shop has started selling sashimi-grade fresh Salmon and I am very happy. You don’t like Sashimi? The texture of raw salmon is not very different from the smoked salmon’s texture. Try this spicy and delicious Salmon rice bowl. You will love the raw …

  • Fish Nuts

    Scrumptious Fried ‘Ikan Bilis’ & Walnuts

    Japanese Anchovies, large and tiny, often dried or half-dried, are very popular ingredients for Japanese home cooking. It’s so hard to find in Melbourne where I live, but ‘Ikan Bilis’, or South East Asian dried anchovies, are available from most supermarkets. I cook ‘Ikan Bilis’ in Japanese way. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 100g …

  • Fish Tempura

    Tempura Yellowfin Tuna

    Fish fillets are common ingredients for Tempura. If you use meaty fish fillets such as Yellowfin Tuna, you would better to marinate the fillets first. Basic Tempura Batter can be used, but you don’t need much batter for this recipe. Today I introduce a new Tempura Batter that is made with Japanese mayonnaise. Makes 4 …

  • 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 …

  • Fish

    ‘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 …

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