sesame

  • Sea Vegetables

    Shiso Wakame Sprinkles

    I am very fond of this kind or Sprinkles to eat with or mix with Rice. Many Asian grocery stores sell some products but I have never seen ‘Shiso (Perilla) Wakame Sprinkles’ in Australia. Since I started growing Shiso in my garden, I have some harvest every year, and I wanted to make ‘Shiso Wakame …

  • Vegetables

    Bashed Cucumber Salad with Garlic and Sesame

    In Japan, when we make cucumber salad, we often gently bash the cucumber before cutting it, so that the centre gets slightly squashed and softened, and the cucumber pieces get seasoned better. Presenting well, too. ‘Bashed Cucumber Salad’ can be seasoned with any dressings or sauces of your choice. Find more Cucumber recipes here. Makes …

  • Potato Vegetables

    ‘Kimpira’ Potato & Carrot

    Everyone would love this simple dish. It’s a ‘Kimpira’ dish, a stir-fried vegetables seasoned with Soy Sauce and Mirin (Sugar). When you need just one more side dish for dinner or something to fill a space in your Bento Box, this dish is perfect. You only need Potato and Carrot. Not many people stir-fry thinly …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Stir-fried Broccoli & Nori

    No need to pre-cook or blanch Broccoli before stir-frying it. This method is so easy and works with any Oil. Today I used Sesame Oil because I wanted to mix the cooked Broccoli with Korean fried & seasoned seaweed called ‘Gim-gui’. Of course you can use Sushi Nori instead. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 head …

  • Yakisoba

    Yakisoba With Sesame Miso Sauce

    ‘Yakisoba’ is Japanese style stir-fried noodles seasoned with ‘Yakisoba Sauce’ which tastes like Worcestershire Sauce. ‘Yakisoba Sauce’ is hard to find for many people. Try this ‘Sesame & Miso Sauce’ that is quite popular in Okayama, Japan, where I am from. If you have no access to the Asian stir-fry noodles, read ‘Bi-Carb Soda Transforms …

  • Vegetables

    Scrumptious Cabbage & Cucumber

    When you need to make a side dish quickly, try this absolutely easy salad. Cabbage can be blanched, but this cabbage I used was so tender and sweet, I used it as it was. That means I cut and tore the veggies and mixed with seasoning. How easy! You can add Daikon, Carrot, Wakame or …

  • Potato

    ‘Goma-ae’ Satoimo (Taro)

    ‘Taro’ potato, ‘Satoimo’ in Japanese, has creamy & slimy texture and I love it. I often use Frozen Satoimo that are already peeled and ready to cook, because my hands often feel itchy when I peel Satoimo skin. However, today I found very good looking, perfectly small in size fresh Satoimo at a local green …

  • Cold Sweets

    Super Easy Black Sesame Ice Cream

    Black Sesame flavoured desserts are popular in Japan. They are grey coloured and might spoil your appetite, but Black Sesame desserts are nutritious and delicious. If you like the flavour of nuts, you would like Black Sesame flavour. This ‘Black Sesame Ice Cream’ is easy to make at home. Makes 1 to 2 Servings Ingredients …

  • Mushrooms

    Sesame Garlic Enoki

    My ‘Nametake Enoki’ is delicious with freshly cooked rice. However, even I get a bit bored with the same soy sauce flavour. This time I tried a different flavour inspired by Korean ‘Namul’ and I love it. You can sprinkle with some finely chopped Spring Onion or Chilli Powder as well. You may wish to …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Tofu, Spinach & Carrot ‘Goma-ae’

    One of the most popular Japanese dishes is ‘Goma-ae’, the dishes of vegetables mixed with the sweet ‘Goma-ae’ sauce. You can find a variety of ‘Goma-ae’ recipes on my website, as I cook them very often. This time I added Tofu to make the dish even more nutritious. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Spinach Nori Rolls

    If you like ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach, you would wish to try this dish. Blanched Spinach is rolled with Nori (Seaweed Sheet) and served with the sweet ‘Goma-ae’ sesame sauce. You need no special tool to roll. It looks quite sophisticated. A perfect entree when you entertain friends and family. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    ‘Gomamiso-ae’ Brussels Sprouts & Chicken

    How do you cook Brussels Sprouts? Roasting is probably the most popular method, I guess. Pan-frying is also good. I like pan-fried spicy Sprouts. I would cook with Bacon or Pancetta. Today, I am sharing a Japanese recipe, that is ‘Gomamiso-ae’. ‘Gomamiso-ae’ Sauce is similar to ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce. As you can see, it has ‘Miso’ …

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