miso

  • Dips & Spreads

    Miso Mayo Dip

    This dip is good with anything, but I like to eat this dip with Vegetables such as Cucumber, Daikon, Carrot, Broccoli and Cauliflower. Absolutely easy to make and everyone loves it. This Dip is quite salty and you don’t need to make a lot of it. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon Miso *I used …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Squid & Octopus

    ‘Kimu-Taku’ Miso Squid Rice Bowl

    ‘Kimu-Taku’ stands for ‘Kimuchi (Kimchi) and Takuan (Japanese Pickled Daikon) and you may interested in my fried rice dish ‘Kimu-Taku’ Rice. I stir-fried Squid, that is marinated in Miso sauce, with Kimchi and Takuan. If you love Kimchi and Takuan, this dish is irresistible. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 Squid Tube *about 150g1 tablespoon Miso …

  • Fish

    Miso Marinated Salmon

    This ‘Miso Marinated Salmon’ is delicious, but it is easy to burn. I recently discovered this baking paper method to cook Fish. My large thick-base frying pan used to be Non-stick but not anymore. Cover it with baking paper, so that it turns perfectly Non-stick. And this way, fish fillets cook nicer than directly on …

  • Pork Ramen

    ‘Nikomi’ Simmered Miso Ramen

    This is one of my childhood dishes. My mother used to cook this in a large pot for whole family of five. Ramen Noodles tend to get quite soft as they are cooked in the soup with other ingredients. She used particular Noodles that were made for this dish, but I use Japanese Instant Miso …

  • Vegetables

    Miso & Mozzarella Baked Eggplant

    It seems many people were surprised to see my ‘Miso & Mozzarella Baked Tofu’ as they never thought of mixing Miso and Mozzarella. My husband prefers Eggplant version to Tofu version. I cooked Eggplant in the same way, but it didn’t work. To make the Eggplant meltingly soft, you need to lower the oven temperature …

  • Tofu

    Miso & Mozzarella Baked Tofu

    Miso and Mozzarella are a good match. Have you tried my ‘Bocconcini & Cherry Tomatoes With Basil Miso Sauce’? It is absolutely delicious. This is another collaboration of Miso and Mozzarella. If you doubt, you have to try it. You can replace Tofu with Eggplant. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 450 to 500g Firm Tofu *I …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate Pork

    Pork & Cabbage Miso Nabe (Hot Pot)

    Lately I have cooked this dish repeatedly, because it is delicious, and it is absolutely easy to prepare. I cooked it in the kitchen and took the whole pot to the table to let everyone serve themselves. You can cook this dish on the dinner table, and that’s the proper way to enjoy Nabe (Hot …

  • Dipping Sauces

    Jalapeño & Peanut Miso Dip

    When I had just 1 Jalapeño and didn’t know what to use it for, I chopped it up and added to my Miso Sauce. I decided to use the Miso Sauce for cucumber salad, so I added Vinegar and some Peanuts. A little bit of Garlic as well. Then I added Pickled Jalapeño. The Miso …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Squid & Octopus

    Miso Squid Rice Bowl

    I keep a bag of frozen Squid Rings in my freezer, simply because I like Squid. Using them, this rice bowl dish can be prepared very quickly. I try to add a lot of vegetables. It’s a very satisfying and nutritious meal. Makes 1 Servings Ingredients 100g Squid Rings1/4 Onion *thinly sliced1 to 2 Cabbage …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Salmon ‘Chan-Chan-Yaki’ Rice Bowl

    Originally ‘Chan-Chan-Yaki’ is a fishermen’s dish from Hokkaido. It is a dish of Salmon and Vegetables steam-cooked on a hotplate using freshly harvested fish in Autumn by fishermen for themselves. It is seasoned with Miso. There are no rules about the ingredients, so you can add other Vegetables and Mushrooms. Enjoy as a rice bowl …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Harusame With Walnut Miso Sauce

    Sweet Miso & Walnut Sauce is very versatile. You can add it to Grilled Tofu or Grilled Eggplant. You can mix it with vegetables such as ‘Kurumi-ae Spinach’, or with Harusame noodles like this dish. Walnuts can be replaced by Toasted Sesame Seeds or other toasted nuts. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 100g Harusame Noodles1 Carrot …

  • Yakisoba

    Yakisoba With Sesame Miso Sauce

    ‘Yakisoba’ is Japanese style stir-fried noodles seasoned with ‘Yakisoba Sauce’ which tastes like Worcestershire Sauce. ‘Yakisoba Sauce’ is hard to find for many people. Try this ‘Sesame & Miso Sauce’ that is quite popular in Okayama, Japan, where I am from. If you have no access to the Asian stir-fry noodles, read ‘Bi-Carb Soda Transforms …

  • Chicken Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Chicken Miso Nabe

    This ‘Nabe’ dish appeared on my family’s dinner table quite often when I was a little girl, though Chicken Fillets were not in the pot. Instead, my mother used Chicken Guts, Livers, Giblets and other mysterious parts of chicken. They were not appealing to me and I was picking up only Cabbage and Nira (Garlic …

  • Vegetables

    Bocconcini & Cherry Tomatoes With Basil Miso Sauce

    In Japan, there is a small tree called ‘Sansho’, which fruit is often called Japanese Pepper and used as a spice. Its leaves are beautifully aromatic and they are the best addition to the sweet miso sauce. But… ‘Sansho’ leaves are impossible to find where I live. I thought about the substitute for ‘Sansho’ leaves. …

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