sesame

  • Vegetables

    Pan-fried Broccoli with Creamy Sesame Sauce

    Steam-frying using a frying pan is the easiest method to cook Broccoli. Cheesy Sauce is really nice, but this super easy Creamy Sesame Sauce is also good. One large head of Broccoli would be eaten very quickly with this sauce. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large head (*about 300g) Broccoli *cut into small …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Lettuce & Wakame Sesame Salad

    This is a Korean inspired salad. I usually add Garlic, but the salad tastes good without Garlic. This salad is seasoned with Salt only, but it is absolutely delicious and can be a great side dish. Good for drinking, too. Makes 2 to 3 Servings Ingredients 200g (4 large leaves) Iceberg Lettuce *OR Cos Lettuce2 …

  • Azuki (Red Beans)

    Sweet Azuki & Sesame Seeds Spring Rolls

    There is a popular fried dumpling filled with Sweet Azuki Paste and coated with Sesame Seeds. I tried to make something similar to it using Spring Roll Wrappers. This dessert is absolutely easy to make. Fried crunchy Sesame Seeds and Sweet Azuki Paste are delicious when combined. I like to use Black Sesame Seeds for …

  • Seasonings & Oils

    Shichimi (Chilli Spice Mix)

    ‘Shichimi’, literally means ‘seven flavours’, is Japanese Chilli Spice Mix. I often sprinkle it over many dishes for extra spiciness and flavours. Small bottles of Shichimi are available from Asian grocery stores, but I have heard many people can’t find it. Why don’t you make your own blend of Chilli Spice Mix? Ingredients Use some …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets

    Azuki Puff Pastry Fingers

    You have some leftover Sweet Azuki Paste? If you have 1 sheet Butter Puff Pastry, you can make this yummy Asian dessert now. I added ground Black Sesame Seeds to the Sweet Azuki Paste for extra flavour, which is very nice, but it is optional as most people don’t stock Black Sesame Seeds. Peanut Butter …

  • 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 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 …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Red Cabbage, Carrot & Nori ‘Namul’

    I love the Korean dish called ‘Namul’. Any kind of vegetables can be used and it can be seasoned with a variety of seasonings including Salt, Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce and many other condiments. I understand ‘Namul’ and Japan’s ‘Aemono’ are same type of dish, that is basically seasoned vegetables. I usually season ‘Namul’ with …

  • 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 …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Sweet Black Sesame & Azuki Paste

    Sweetened Black Sesame paste is a popular filling for Asian dessert dumplings. You can make it quite easily by adding finely ground Black Sesame Seeds to sweet Azuki (Red Bean) paste that is commonly available from most Asian grocery stores. I like the Black Sesame & Azuki mix version better than Black Sesame only version. …

  • 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 …

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