salad

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Spicy Enoki & Cucumber Salad

    Some say Enoki can be eaten raw, but I always cook. Even for the salad, I cook them to give enough heat to kill bacteria. Using Sesame Oil to fry them give a nice flavour and I like this method better than microwave or blanching. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Enoki 200g Sesame Oil 1 tablespoon …

  • Pork Potato

    Curry Flavoured German Sausage & Potato Salad

    The sausages in Japan are mainly European style smoked sausages. I came across the uncooked raw English style sausages in Australia for the first time. I still prefer smoked sausages and I especially like German sausages. I used to cook this Curry Flavoured Potato Salad with German Sausages quite often in Japan, but it’s been …

  • Vegetables

    Red Coleslaw

    I love my red coleslaw. You can add any red or orange colour vegetables, but the essential ingredients are Red Cabbage and fresh Beetroot. If you want to keep the orange colour of Carrot, rinse sliced beetroot and drain well before place in the bowl. Otherwise the beetroot will make everything red! Makes 4 Servings …

  • Vegetables

    Tabbouleh

    I often come across unfamiliar food in Melbourne where I live. It was a long time ago, I ate a very green salad in a small cafeteria, and I don’t remember where it was. Everything was chopped up finely and mixed with tiny grains, smelled very strong like celery leaves which I hated then. The …

  • Ramen Vegetables

    Ramen Salad

    I always stock good quality Japanese Instant Ramen in my pantry. Instant Ramen can be a good quick meal with protein and vegetables. On a hot summer day, I often make it into cold refreshing salad for lunch. It’s quick and easy to prepare and very satisfying. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients Instant Ramen 1 Topping …

  • Mazegohan Vegetables

    Rice Salad

    It’s easy to make. Add plenty of fresh vegetables in hand and use your favourite salad dressing to season if you like. I always add ‘Edamame’ (young soy beans) for crunchy texture and protein. This can be a perfect complete meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cooked Rice 500g *Japanese Short Grain Rice (Sushi Rice) recommended …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Beef & Watercress Salad

    Peppery Watercress, which has slightly Wasabi-like flavour, goes so well with Beef. I recommend to cook Beef medium rare or rare just like Beef Tataki. Enjoy this dish with nice wine or chilled beer!!! Cold Sake or Shōchū are also great. (Needless to say, you can enjoy this dish without alcoholic drinks.) Makes 4 Servings …

  • Vegetables

    Helen’s Tomato Salad

    Helen is a good friend of our family. She and her husband often invite us for BBQ and one day we realised that Helen always makes this ‘Tomato Salad’. I copied her salad but I make it without Olive Oil. If you like Olive Oil, you can add it for extra flavour and nutrients, and …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken & Celery Salad

    Japanese mayonnaise can be mixed with Worcestershire Sauce (Lea & Perrins) OR Soy Sauce to make the dressing for this salad. If you use Worcestershire Sauce, I recommend to cook Chicken with ‘Herbs A’. If you use Soy Sauce, cook with ‘Herbs B’. Whichever flavour, the creamy dressing goes so well with Celery, that even …

  • 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 …

  • Udon Vegetables

    Udon Salad with Sesame Sauce

    The Udon noodles can be replaced with Ramen noodles, but they need to be COLD for this dish. On a hot and humid summer day in Japan, I often lost my appetite for food. A cold noodle dish like this one was life saving. If you have a good appetite, simply enjoy this delicious dish! …

  • Vegetables

    Caesar Salad with My Legendary Caesar Dressing

    It’s a simple Cos Lettuce Salad with ‘My Legendary Caesar Dressing’. I sometimes add halved Cherry Tomatoes and Olives. Cucumber and Snow Peas are also nice additions. Parmesan Cheese can be grated and mixed with lettuce, but I like the chunky shaved pieces better. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cos Lettuce 1 *leaves separated and cleaned, …

  • Dressing & Vinaigrette

    My Legendary Caesar Dressing

    I have been making this dressing for decades. Mixing with this dressing, humble lettuce leaves turn into a gorgeous salad. I always use wine vinegar, either red or white, and add no salt and no pepper to the dressing. Everyone who tasted it loved the flavour. I hope you enjoy it, too. Ingredients Anchovy Filets …

  • Vegetables

    Red Cabbage & Carrot ‘Namasu’

    When I am mentally or physically very tired, I often have a craving for a dish called ‘Namasu’ that is vinegared vegetables and most commonly Daikon and Carrot are used. When I didn’t have Daikon, I used Red Cabbage instead. The result was really refreshing, and very pretty as well. Makes 2 to 4 Servings …

  • Fruit Vegetables

    Fennel & Orange Salad

    I never knew any vegetables that smells and tastes like Fennel. When I tried it for the first time, it reminded me the smell of insect repellent and I did not think I could eat it. But it is now one of my favourite vegetables and I have been on this fennel craze for a …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Baby Spinach & Potato Salad

    I like my Yoghurt Dressing that I created for the Kale Coleslaw. Then I used it for the potato salad instead of Japanese mayonnaise. I found the coleslaw dressing was a bit too sweet for the potatoes and it needed herbs. I thought Dill would go well with the yoghurt! That’s how I ended up …

  • Squid & Octopus Vegetables

    Marinated Squid Salad

    I love Squid, especially ‘Squid Sashimi’ which I have never had in Australia. Fresh squids are not available where I live. Frozen or thawed squid tubes are available from any supermarkets. But the whole squids are less than half the price and they don’t smell like chlorine like the processed squid tubes do. If you …

  • Beans & Peas Mazegohan Vegetables

    Crunchy Edamame & Black Rice Salad

    In Melbourne where I live, a greater variety of rice are becoming available even from the average supermarkets. Short, medium and long grain rice. Glutinous rice, Wild rice, Arborio, Basmati, Jasmine, Brown rice, White rice, Red rice and Black rice. I particularly love the black coloured rice such as Wild rice and Black rice. They …

  • Vegetables

    Kale Coleslaw with Yoghurt Dressing

    I confess that I love Coles’ Kale Coleslaw Salad Kit and have bought it many times. A bag of veggies comes with dressing and some seeds, and it is $5.00!!! Why don’t I try to make it by myself? So I imitated the Coles’ Kale Coleslaw. The cost of making it could be around $2 …

  • Vegetables

    Japanese Macaroni Salad

    This is one of the most popular salads in Japan and everyone knows how to make it. It is easy to make and its flavour depends on which mayonnaise to use and the amount of seasonings. Fresh onion and sweet corn are essential for my salad. This salad strangely brings back the memory of the …

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