miso

  • 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? …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    ‘Shira-ae’ Rocket (Spinach) with Tofu Sauce

    ‘Shira-ae’ is a type of ‘ae-mono’, Japanese style salad, which is mixed with mashed tofu. The most common ‘Shira-ae’ is probably Spinach ‘Shira-ae’, but a variety of vegetables, mushrooms and konnyaku (konjac) are used for this dish. I used Rockets because I have a lot of them in my veggie garden. Please use Spinach if …

  • 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 …

  • Vegetables

    Wombok with ‘Sumiso’

    ‘Sumiso (Su-Miso)’ is Vinegared Miso Dressing. This dressing is so good with boiled Octopus or Squid, and also fresh Konnyaku. Of course it is great for salad! My mother used to make iceberg lettuce salad with ‘Sumiso’. I use Wombok, ‘Hakusai’ in Japanese, for the dish instead. A popular dish for Japanese style dinner ‘Ichijū …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Harusame with Walnut Miso Sauce

    Sweet Miso & Walnut Sauce is very versatile. You can add it to Grilled Tofu or 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 Harusame Noodles 100g Carrot 1 …

  • Vegetables

    Kale & Avocado ‘Gomamiso-ae’

    At the end of the summer, I sowed seeds of Kale, Rocket and Spinach. They grew so well and we have been eating them for months. Actually we can hardly keep up eating especially Kale. So I cooked a very large bowlful of Kale and made this ‘Ae-mono (Japanese style salad). ‘Goma-ae’ sauce is usually …

  • Fish

    Spanish Mackerel ‘Saikyo Yaki’

    ‘Saikyo Yaki’ is the dish of grilled miso-marinated fish, tofu or sometimes poultry. ‘Saikyo’ in Japanese means ’West City’ which was Kyoto, the capital city in Japan hundreds of years ago. ‘Saikyo Miso’ is mild and pale coloured miso originated in Kyoto, and it is the main ingredient of this very old marinade. The traditional …

  • Tofu

    Grilled Tofu with Walnuts Miso Sauce

    My family love Tofu and all soy bean curd products, but I never knew Chinese style firm tofu until I first tried it in Australia. I love it especially ‘Organic Firm Tofu’. Japanese Tofu are all wonderful for soups and salads, but sometimes they are too delicate especially when I cook them with other ingredients. …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Grilled Onigiri with Miso Sauce

    Using left-over cooked rice, I often make Onigiri. For seasoning, I use only Salt. Sometimes I grill them. Brush some mixture of Soy Sauce and Mirin and make the outside slightly burnt. It is yummy! And this one is even yummier! The sauce is basically mixture of Miso and Mirin. You can add finely chopped …

  • Pork

    Pork with Miso Sesame Sauce

    Thinly sliced meat are very popular in Japan and I used to cook them in many different ways. In Australia, I have to slice meat by myself if I need very thin slices. But I recently discovered the Schnitzel steaks can be easily pounded to very thin! Here is one Quick & Easy recipe for …

  • Vegetables

    Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Miso Sauce

    This popular restaurant dish can be cooked easily at home. ‘Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Miso Sauce’ is one of the most popular Japanese dishes I have cooked for dinner parties. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Eggplant 1 to 2 Oil Roasted Sesame Seeds *optional Finely chopped Spring Onion *Optional Miso Sauce Miso 4 tablespoons Mirin 2 …

  • Vegetables

    Broccoli Creamy Miso Sauce

    Lighter colour Miso is recommended for this dish. Miso is quite salty, use small amount and test the flabour. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Broccoli 500g *cut into small florets Miso 1 teaspoon *light colour miso preferred Japanese Mayonnaise 3 tablespoons Roasted Sesame Seeds 1/2 to 1 tablespoon *ground Method 1. Boil Broccoli until bright green and …

  • Vegetables

    Sweet Miso Eggplant

    Sweet Miso goes so well with Eggplant. This dish is my husband’s all time favourite. He keeps telling everyone that eggplants in Japanese dishes are so delicious. I asked him how most Australians cook the eggplant. He said ‘just BBQ them.’ Ahhh… When you cook this dish, you need hot steamy rice to serve with …

  • Miso Soup Tofu

    Tofu & Spinach Miso Soup

    Tofu doesn’t need to be cooked. Using ready-to-serve Baby Spinach, it takes only 5 minutes to prepare this miso soup. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dashi Stock 4 cups Miso 3 to 4 tablespoons Tofu 1 block Ready-to-Serve Baby Spinach as required Spring Onion 2 Method 1. Cut Tofu into small cubes, cut Spring Onion finely. 2. …

  • Miso Soup Potato Sea Vegetables

    Potato & Wakame Miso Soup

    This is my favourite Miso Soup since my childhood. Tender potato and miso flavour are really a good match. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dashi Stock 4 cups Potato 1 to 2 Dried Wakame 1 tablespoon Miso 3 to 4 Teablespoons Spring Onion 2 Method 1. Cut Potato into small bite size pieces. 2. Heat the Dashi …

  • Miso Soup Pork

    Butajiru / Tonjiru

    ‘Butajiru’ is a type of Miso Soup with pork in it. It is a very popular dish. ‘Butajiru’ usually contains Satoimo (Taro) and Konnyaku and Gobo. Many Asian Grocery stores sell them but it might be difficult for you to find them. Even without them, this soup is quite delicious. The ingredients listed are suggestions. …

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