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  • Nuts Vegetables

    Celery & Blue Cheese Salad

    I first came across a blue cheese in Australia. It had a very strong smell like rotten food. And it contained blue mould. The taste was far too strong for me. I hated it! And now, it is one of my favourite cheeses. Since I discovered a soft gooey type blue cheese, I have been …

  • Fruit Vegetables

    Fennel & Pear Salad

    The subtle sweetness of firm pear is so perfect for many salads. I have two favourite pear salads, ‘Rocket & Pear Salad’ with French dressing and this ‘Fennel & Pear Salad’ with lemony dressing. The dressing is lemony but not very sour. The reason why it is so lemony is because of the grated lemon …

  • Vegetables

    Spring Coleslaw

    The vegetables in season are sweet and delicious, and I particularly love cabbages in Spring. My favourite is Savoy Cabbage. Simply slice up everything and mix with the oil-free sweet yoghurt dressing. Your children would love this salad. For grown-ups, some thinly sliced Onion would be a good addition. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cabbage 200g …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Daikon Cucumber Tuna Salad

    When I buy canned tuna, I choose tuna in brine or spring water. Tuna in olive oil tastes lovely but I don’t want to let the oil go into the drainage. That’s why I came up to this recipe. Please choose good quality and sustainable canned tuna. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Daikon 10cm *about 150g …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

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