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  • 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 …

  • Potato

    Sweet Miso Baby Potatoes

    Baby Potatoes are often sold in microwavable plastic bags, already washed and ready to be cooked. We can eat the skin as well, so those small juicy potatoes are perfect for busy people. They go so well with any seasoning, but have you tried them with this sweet miso sauce? Makes 2 to 4 Servings …

  • Vegetables

    Spicy ‘Shiso’ Perilla Miso

    Last year, I decided to grow ‘Shiso’ Perilla by myself and bought seeds online. Half-purple type perilla grew so well and Japanese ‘Green Shiso’ is also growing at last. Now I have too many ‘Shiso’ leaves. ‘Shiso Tsukudani’ is a good way to use up many leaves and this is another one, and it is …

  • Nuts Tofu

    Miso Peanuts & Tofu

    ‘Otsumami’ is something to nibble often with drink which is most likely alcoholic drink. This is a perfect ‘Otsumami’. Crunchy Peanuts and fried Tofu are dressed with sweet miso sauce. Easy, quick and yummy! If you have a toaster oven, you can toast the Tofu pieces, and it is even easier. Makes 2 to 4 …

  • Tofu

    Grilled Tofu with Miso Pesto

    On the other day when we entertained our friends, I offered Tofu with Miso Pesto as an appetiser and it was a big hit. This dish is absolutely easy to prepare. Here are two Miso Pesto recipes. Ingredients are commonly available from most supermarkets. You got to try this! Makes 4 to 8 Servings Ingredients …

  • Dipping Sauces Nuts

    Basil & Pine Nuts Miso Pesto

    If you can’t have any ingredients, use alternatives! That’s how I have been inventing new food. When I tried to make ‘Shiso’ flavoured miso paste and couldn’t find it, I used fresh Basil leaves. Thinking of ‘Pesto Genovese’, I used Pine Nuts instead of Walnuts. OMG!!! Miso, Basil and Pine Nuts created a new flavour. …

  • Tofu

    Miso Marinated Tofu

    ’Miso Marinate Tofu’ is a preserved food in Japan and it has a long history. It is traditionally consumed with cooked rice or with sake (rice wine). It is a quite salty food. These days people often add Mirin for subtle sweetness. If Mirin is not available, you can add Sugar. Marinated Tofu can be …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Gomamiso-ae’ Radishes

    ‘Gomamiso-ae’ is a dish of vegetables seasoned with sweet miso sauce with aromatic toasted sesame seeds. The soy sauce version ‘Goma-ae’ and ‘Gomamiso-ae’ both are very popular and they can be made with so many different vegetables, even with the juicy fresh vegetables such as Tomato and Radish. Some people don’t enjoy fresh radish because …

  • Chicken Dipping Sauces

    Sesame & Miso Sauce

    This versatile sweet miso sauce goes very well with Chicken, Tofu, Fish, steamed Vegetables, and so many food. This sauce can be a great dipping sauce for ‘Shabu Shabu’ as well. The sweetness of the sauce is totally up to your preference. Very sweet and slightly sweet both are equally delicious. Ingredients 3 tablespoons White …

  • 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 …

  • Nuts Vegetables

    Walnut Miso with Lemongrass

    There is a variety of condiments that are consumed with cooked rice in Japan. ‘Furikake’, the dry sprinkles is one of them. I have introduced some on this website, such as ‘Nametake’ Enoki, Salmon Sprinkles, Nori Tsukudani, Baby Sardines Tsukudani and more. This is another condiment for you to try. Young leaves of ‘Sansho’ (Japanese …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Sweet Miso Eggplant Don

    Have you tried any of my sauces? They are all so versatile and can be used for many dishes. ‘Sweet Miso Sauce’ is one of them. I simply stir-fry Eggplant and Green Capsicum, then add Pork Mince, and seasoned with the ‘Sweet Miso Sauce’ with chilli bean sauce for spiciness. So easy to cook and …

  • Vegetables

    Spicy Garlic Miso Cabbage

    I made this dish when I had craving for Kimchi on the other day. I just wanted something salty, garlicky and spicy. It took a few minutes to make this dish and it was very satisfying. I mixed the leftover with fresh tomato and tofu and it was surprisingly yummy. Why don’t you try it? …

  • Vegetables

    Fresh Veggie Sticks and Walnut Miso Dip

    On the other day, I heard a friend of mine complaining about something I would love. She grows vegetables in the backyard and occasionally gets too much harvest to eat. She was particularly complaining about too much cucumbers. Ahhh… come on! Here is an Asian flavoured ‘Miso Dip’ that would help her to snack a …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Miso Mackerel Don

    There is one dish that I have been very fond of since my childhood. It’s a dish of mackerel simmered in sweet miso sauce. Sadly I can’t cook it here in Melbourne because it is too hard to find fresh mackerel. I have seen Spanish mackerel in a fish shop, but not the mackerel that …

  • Vegetables

    Furofuki Daikon

    In Japan, there are some seasonal dishes which are almost iconic. This dish is one of them. ‘Furofuki Daikon’ is a classic winter dish. Very simple to cook but it takes time to simmer daikon absolutely tender. It is traditionally served with sweet miso sauce. You can use white miso, dark colour miso or whatever …

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