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  • Dipping Sauces Vegetables

    Noodle Dipping Sauce With Fried Eggplant

    Deep-frying is a very popular method to cook Eggplant for this dish, but I would much prefer pan-frying as Eggplant sucks up a lot of Oil. This dipping sauce with meltingly soft Eggplant is absolutely delicious. Chill it and enjoy with cold noodles. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 medium Eggplant *about 250g1/2 Green Capsicum *optionalOil …

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    Creamy Anchovy Garlic Sauce

    ‘Bagna Càuda’ inspired me to make this sauce. I love Anchovy & Garlic flavour of ‘Bagna Càuda’ but I don’t want to eat too much Oil. Based on my ‘Super Easy White Sauce (Béchamel Sauce)’, I used Olive Oil instead of Butter, and added Anchovy & Garlic. This sauce is so good with steamed Vegetables, …

  • Curry Dipping Sauces

    Curry Ketchup Sauce

    It’s easy to make. No special ingredients required. A yummy sauce for your Sausages (*e.g. Currywurst), ‘Tonkatsu’ (Pork Cutlet), Chicken Schnitzel, Chips, etc. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/2 Onion *finely chopped1 clove Garlic *finely chopped1 tablespoon Oil1 tablespoon Curry Powder1/2 cup Water1/4 cup Ketchup1 to 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce (Lea & Perrins)1/4 teaspoon Salt *OR …

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    Super Easy White Sauce (Béchamel Sauce)

    Every cook should know how to make White Sauce (Béchamel Sauce). The method that I learned is simple. ‘Cook same weight of Butter and Flour until bubbles, then add Milk gradually and simmer, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the sauce thickens.’ Most people use a saucepan to make White Sauce, but it is Super …

  • Chicken Dressings & Vinaigrettes Vegetables

    Balsamic Marinated Chicken Thigh

    Balsamic Vinegar is an essential ingredient for my cooking. I particularly love Aged Balsamic Vinegar that is quite sweet. For this dish, Balsamic Vinegar is used not only for the marinade but also for the sauce. They both need sweetness. If your Balsamic Vinegar lacks sweetness, add some Sugar. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500 to …

  • Cooking Sauces Seasonings & Oils

    ‘Bannō’ Soy Sauce

    ‘Bannō’ is a Japanese word that means ‘versatile’ or ‘all-purpose’. This sauce is absolutely ‘versatile’. I often use Soy Sauce, Garlic, Ginger and Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) for seasoning. I thought I should have a bottle of the sauce that combines all those ingredients. When I use those ingredients, I most likely add Sesame …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Marinated Tapioca Pearls With Silken Tofu

    If you like the rubbery jelly-like texture of Tapioca Pearls, you would enjoy my ‘Marinated Tapioca Pearls’ that can be a great addition to a salad. Today I marinated Tapioca Pearls in ‘Mentsuyu’ for Silken Tofu salad. It was absolutely delicious! What a genius I am! Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1/4 cup Tapioca Pearls *I …

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    Marinated Tapioca Pearls

    It’s all started when I tried to create fake ‘Ikura’, red caviar made from Salmon roe, as ‘Ikura’ is so difficult to find where I live. I tried to turn Tapioca Pearls into fake ‘Ikura’, but my challenge was not successful. However, I ended up creating very pretty Marinated Tapioca Pearls that can be used …

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    My Peanut Sauce

    On the other day, at my friend’s house, I tasted ‘Roti’ bread with peanut sauce for the very first time in my life. It was a takeaway food from a local Thai restaurant. I instantly fell in love with ‘Roti’ and the sauce, but again I found the sauce too sweet for me. So I …

  • Dipping Sauces Dressings & Vinaigrettes Prawn & Shrimp

    Seafood Cocktail Sauce

    Don’t buy bottled Seafood Cocktail Sauce. It’s easy to make. If you use sweet mayonnaise, alter the amount of Ketchup. Finely chopped Pickled Gherkin is a nice addition. This sauce is good for salad, too. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup Japanese Mayonnaise *OR Mayonnaise of your choice2-3 tablespoons Tomato Ketchup2 tablespoons finely …

  • Fruit Sweets

    Apricot Sauce

    This delicious ‘Apricot Sauce’ can be made so easily using Dried Apricots. If you add more Sugar and less Water, it would be an instant Apricot Jam. This sauce goes so well with cheesecake, ice cream, pancakes, or etc. I no longer buy Apricot Sauce or Apricot Jam. Ingredients 100g Dry Apricots1/4 cup Caster Sugar1/4 …

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    Edible Chrysanthemum Pesto

    Basil Pesto is so popular and we can buy it from any supermarket stores these days. I love Basil Pesto, but some people, like my parents who are old and not familiar with Mediterranean herbs, find it too overwhelming. Pesto is easy to make at home. By replacing Basil with other herbs or herby veggies, …

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    Super Versatile Sweet Soy Sauce

    When I cook Japanese dishes, I often use Soy Sauce, Sugar and Mirin for seasoning. And the ratio is same most of the times. When I use those three seasonings, I often add Ginger and Garlic. What if I have a bottle of all those ingredients already combined? And this is it! This sauce is …

  • Dipping Sauces

    ‘Tentsuyu’ (Tempura Dipping Sauce)

    Tempura is often served with ‘Tentsuyu’ Dipping Sauce and grated Daikon Radish and grated Ginger that add extra flavours to the sauce. Sometimes Tempura is served with just salt and spices. My grandfather used to love Sweet Potato Tempura, but he always ate them with BBQ sauce! Enjoy your Tempura with whatever sauce you like. …

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    ‘Tonkatsu’ Sauce

    ‘Tonkatsu’ (Pork Cutlets) and ‘Chicken-katsu’ (Chicken Cutlets) are often served with ‘Tonkatsu’ Sauce. ‘Tonkatsu’ Sauces are available from many Asian grocery stores and some supermarkets, but if you can’t find it, why don’t you make it by yourself. ‘Tonkatsu’ Sauce is quite sweet. I think it is a mix of some Fruit Chutney, Tomato Ketchup, …

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