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  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Taco Rice

    ‘Taco Rice’ is actually a Japanese dish and it was first created in Okinawa, once American-Occupied Japanese island. It consists of taco-flavoured Beef Mince (OR Beef & Pork Mince) served on rice with shredded Lettuce, Tomato and shredded Cheese. Many people use Ketchup and Japanese Worcestershire Sauce to season Taco Beef. I don’t use Ketchup …

  • Beef Spaghetti & Pasta Vegetables

    Macaroni & Beef Mince

    I wonder how many times I have cooked this dish. When my children were young, my husband was frequently away from home and I was like a single parent. After a terribly busy every day, dinner needed to be quick, easy and nutritious. This life-saver dish is so easy to prepare and my children loved …

  • Beef Chicken Pork Spaghetti & Pasta Udon

    Miso & Tomato Meat Sauce

    This noodle sauce is my newest creation and it is delicious! I was trying to create a miso-based meat sauce for Spaghetti. One day I happened to add Tomatoes to make the sauce juicier, and the result was FANTASTIC! This sauce is great with Spaghetti, Japanese Udon, Chinese Egg Noodles. I haven’t tried it with …

  • Beef Chicken Pork

    Super Quick Meatballs With Teriyaki Sauce

    I can spend more time for cooking these days. But, when my children were young, my husband was always away from home and I was working full time, I was too busy. On top of that, I started to suffer from depression and I struggled to prepare meals for my children. ‘Quick & Easy’ was …

  • Chicken

    Crumbed Chicken Patties With Cheese Filling

    This is a ‘Chicken Kiev’ inspired dish that is cheaper and more nutritious. Chicken Breasts are quite pricy. Let’s use Chicken Mince. It’s easy to add any finely chopped vegetables to the mince. For the filling, I have tried with Garlic & Parsley Butter just like ‘Chicken Kiev, but the butter tends to leak. That’s …

  • Beef Egg Potato

    Potato & Beef Mince Omelette

    Make no comment about the wiggly Ketchup, please! I have shaky hands. This dish is similar to ‘Omu-rice (Omelette Rice)’ but much easier to prepare. Beef Mince can be replaced with thinly sliced off-cut Beef or Pork, but you can actually cook whatever you like. This is a great dish particularly for children. Makes 2 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork Tofu

    Spicy Pork & Tofu Soboro Don

    ‘Spicy Pork Soboro Don’ is one of my family’s favourite dinner dishes. But I started adding Tofu (ALDI’s Organic Firm Tofu) to increase the quantity, so that we can have it for lunch next day. The additional Tofu makes the dish healthier, too. Makes 6 to 8 Servings Ingredients 500g Pork Mince1 tablespoon Oil1 small …

  • Beef Potato

    Jacket Potato With Bulgogi Beef

    My family enjoyed ‘Jacket Potato With Spicy Miso Pork’ very much, and I have been inspired to create another Asian topping for baked potatoes. This is Korean inspired ‘Bulgogi Beef’. Using Beef Mince, it’s easy to cook! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 Large Potatoes500g Beef Mince1 Onion *finely sliced1 teaspoon Sesame Oil1 Spring Onion *finely …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl) Sukiyaki

    Sukiyaki Don

    Do not worry about thinly slicing Beef for ‘Sukiyaki’. Use Beef Mince! It is easy and tastes the same, but a little bit hard to eat. So, place it on top of the rice and make it a yummy ‘Donburi’ dish! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Beef Mince1 tablespoon Oil1 Onion1 Carrot1/4 (about 300g) Wombok …

  • Chicken Pork Potato

    Jacket Potato With Spicy Miso Pork

    I love Jacket Potato but I am a little bit sick of the same toppings. What is your favourite topping? Sour Cream & Bacon, Ham & Cheese, Bolognese Sauce, Tuna Salad, Chilli Con Carne, or Curry? Here is a new topping suggestion. ‘Spicy Miso Pork’ for your Jacket Potato. I bet you have never tried …

  • Beef Pork Vegetables

    Asa’s ‘Golubtsi’

    When I shared my recipe for ‘Super Easy Sausage Cabbage Rolls’ on my website, I received a message from a person, whose name was Asa. She wrote, ‘There’s a “lazy” form of this dish, known around all Eastern Europe. It’s a little bit different in ingredients, but almost the same in taste. If you’re interested, …

  • Beans & Peas Beef Curry

    Curry Chilli Con Carne

    When I am too tired to think about dinner menu, I tend to cook some same easy dishes that I have been repeatedly cooking. ‘Chilli Con Carne’ is one of them. And Curry is another. This time, I combined those two dishes. I simply replaced the spices for Chilli Con Carne with Curry powder. It …

  • Beef Chicken Lamb Pork Vegetables

    Super Easy Sausage Cabbage Rolls

    When I found a large head of cabbage and sausages in the fridge, I decided to make cabbage rolls using those sausages. It was super easy to make and even my daughter, who usually doesn’t eat sausages, enjoy the dish. The sausages that I used were ‘Lamb With Leek & Thyme Sausages’, so I used …

  • Beef Potato

    My Family’s ‘Cottage Pie’

    I haven’t learned this dish from my mother. My own family in Japan never knows this dish, I guess. I learned ‘Cottage Pie’ by seeing my husband’s mother cooking it and I altered it to my way. Now I am writing down this recipe for my children so that they can cook their mother’s Cottage …

  • Beef Pork Spaghetti & Pasta

    Spaghetti & Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

    This dish has another name. My children call it ‘Lupin III Spaghetti’. If you have just said ‘YES!’, you know Hayao Miyazaki, a legendary Japanese animation director and a co-founder of Studio Ghibli. He is famous for loads of animated films. You may know ‘Spirited Away’, one of his award-winning works.In the film called ‘The …

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