mushroom

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Mushrooms

    King Oyster Mushroom Rice Bowl

    I do love mushrooms and the best mushroom I have ever tasted was my grandmother’s meaty Shiitake. She used to grow Shiitake in a wood near her house and my family was lucky to enjoy the harvest. Whatever way they were cooked, those mushrooms were so chewy and crunchy and delicious. This dish is one …

  • Beef

    Super Easy ‘Beef Stroganoff’

    I have already shared my ‘Beef Stroganoff’ recipe on this website, but this recipe is better! You don’t need to add stock because the yummy juices come out from Beef and Mushrooms are just enough. For seasoning, you only need Salt & Pepper, and the sourness from the Pickled Cucumber is essential. Ahhh… this recipe …

  • Mushrooms Tempura

    Asian Mushrooms Tempura

    More and more Australian grown Asian mushrooms are becoming available these days. They are very expensive at supermarkets but Asian grocers often sell imported mushrooms that are quite cheap. This time, I cooked Shiitake, Shimeji, Maitake and Enoki. Oyster and King Oyster mushrooms are also good for this dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Asian Mushrooms …

  • Mushrooms

    ‘Nametake’ Enoki

    ‘Nametake’ is sweet soy sauce flavoured cooked Enoki which has gelatinous slimy texture. It is sold in jars and quite popular in Japan as a condiment for Rice. It is also good with Tofu, or ’Otsumami’ that means something you eat with alcoholic drinks. I always find shop-bought ‘Nametake’ too sweet. I don’t add Sugar …

  • Beef Mushrooms

    Beef Meatballs With Mushroom Gravy

    I am writing this recipe for my son and other novice cooks like him. Beef mince is not expensive and meatballs are easy to cook. If you make the mixture into large rounds, you can make hamburgers. If you don’t have Panko Breadcrumbs, just toast 1 to 2 slices of bread, break them and you …

  • Mushrooms Spaghetti & Pasta

    Creamy Mushroom Sauce for Pasta

    I have a small herb garden where a variety of herbs are growing. One of the best growing herbs is Thyme, which is the essential ingridient for this Mushroom Sauce. You may wish to use other herbs, but try with Thyme once. It would be absolutely delicious. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Mushrooms 500g Onion 1 …

  • Mazegohan Vegetables

    Asian Mushrooms and Black Rice

    I love the black coloured rice such as Wild rice and Black rice. They have chewy texture and rich nutty flavour. This dish can be probably categorised as a rice salad dish, but it tastes good both warm and cold. Add plenty of mushrooms of your choice. I use dried mushrooms because I like the …

  • Takikomigohan Vegetables

    Garlic Mushroom Takikomigohan

    Mushroom lovers would enjoy this dish. Rice and the sautéed Mushrooms are cooked in the soy flavoured broth of your choice. Mushroom need to be pre-cooked with Butter, but it is a quick and easy process. Butter & Soy Sauce is a yummy combination and crunchy mushrooms are simply delicious! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Short …

  • Mazegohan Pork

    Pork ‘Okowa’ Steamed Glutinous Rice

    ‘Okowa’ is the name of a type of steamed glutinous rice dish and it’s my favourite. I love ‘Okowa’ dishes. Especially the one my mother cooks by steaming. This Pork ‘Okowa’ recipe is inspired by Chinese rice dumplings made of glutinous rice stuffed with other ingredients and wrapped in large leaves. The triangular shaped dumplings …

  • Gyoza Potato

    ‘Pierogi’ Gyoza

    On the other day, at a local farmer’s market, I tried a Polish food called ‘Pierogi’. It was yummy but very pricey! The filling was a mixture of potato, bacon and cheese. I thought I could make it by myself. I looked for the recipe to make the dough, that requires flour, salt, water and …

  • Beef

    Beef Stroganoff

    To my children, here is your mother’s ‘Beef Stroganoff’ recipe that you have been enjoying since your childhood. It’s not hard to cook. You don’t need to buy a packet of ready-made Beef Stroganoff seasoning. Make sure you have sour cream and good quality beef steaks in hand. If you want your ‘Beef Stroganoff’ tastes …

  • Takikomigohan

    Chicken & Shimeji Takikomigohan

    This ‘Chicken & Shimeji Takikomigohan’ is a very simple rice dish yet so tasty as it is seasoned with the oyster sauce. Shimeji can be replaced with Shiitake, Oyster Mushrooms, Maitake or other Asian mushrooms OR you can add multiple types of them. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients Japanese Short Grain Rice 3 cups …

  • Takikomigohan

    Asian Mushroom Takikomigohan

    Takikomigohan is a rice dish, cooked with seasoned dashi stock with vegetables, mushrooms, chicken or other ingredients. ‘Kinoko (Mushrooms)’ Takikomigohan is one of my favourite. In Autumn in Japan, so many different types of mushrooms are available. The famous ‘Matsutake’ is too expensive for many of us these days, but there are plenty of cheap …

  • Vegetables

    Mixed Grains with Green & Mushrooms

    I love rice. Especially I love the Brown Rice mixed with other grains including Wild Rice, Barley and Quinoa. It takes a long time to cook. So I recommend you to cook more than you need and freeze the leftovers. This dish is one of our heavily repeated dinner menus. My daughter made it first …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Dairy-Free Creamy Mushroom Soup

    Since my daughter stopped eating dairy products, cooking dinner has become a challenge for me. However, I have created many delicious meals without dairy. Here is one of them. My husband, who loves cream and butter and cheese, actually loved this soup better than the ordinary Creamy Mushroom Soup. And this soup is even healthier! …

  • Beef Chicken Curry Mushrooms Pork Vegetables

    Clean-Up-Fridge Curry

    My son was a very fussy eater. He didn’t like vegetables but he loved curry. If vegetables and curry were mixed, what would he do? If in curry, he ate anything. This curry was a perfect solution for me to clean up bits and pieces of vegetables in the fridge, plus I could make my …

  • Mushrooms Potato

    Potato & Eryngii with Garlic Anchovies

    Jumbo mushrooms called ‘Eryngii’ or King Oyster Mushrooms are available from many grocery stores. I am so glad we can now enjoy a wide variety of mushrooms in Australia. My family love mushrooms and I cook them a lot. This dish is easy and cheap to cook, yet so delicious! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Potatoes …

  • Vegetables

    Spinach & Mushrooms Salad

    My children don’t like uncooked Spinach and Mushrooms, but they eat bowlful with this Creamy Sesame Dressing. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Baby Spinach as required Mushrooms 5 to 6 *sliced Garlic Chips *optional Fried Shallot *optional Creamy Sesame Dressing Roasted Sesame Seeds 3 tablespoons *ground Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons Japanese Mayonnaise 3 tablespoons Ginger 1 …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta

    Bacon & Kinoko Spaghetti

    ‘Kinoko’ means mushrooms. Use Shimeji, Shiitake, Enoki, Eringi or Oyster Mushrooms. Plenty of them! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spaghetti 300 to 400g Shiitake 100g *sliced Shimeji 100g *torn into smaller pieces Enoki 100g *torn into smaller pieces Onion 1 *thinly sliced Garlic 1 to 2 cloves *finely chopped Oil 1 tablespoons Bacon 100g Butter 20g …

  • Mushrooms Tofu

    Pan Fried Tofu & Mushroom Sauces

    ‘Agedashidofu’ is a very popular Japanese dish but many people don’t ry it at home because it needs to be deep-fried. How about this shallow-fried tofu? Enjoy the crispy outside and creamy inside with two different sauces that I often cook, or you can create your own yummy sauces. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Fresh Medium …

  • Tofu

    Agedashidofu Mushroom Sauce

    Use fresh Momen Tofu. Chinese style firm tofu is not suitable for this dish. Most Japanese and Asian grocery stores sell locally produced fresh tofu. For the sauce, use your favourite Japanese mushrooms as much as you like. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Fresh Tofu (Momen) 1 to 2 blocks Potato Starch Oil for deep frying …