sesame

  • Sea Vegetables

    Kombu (Kelp) Salad

    If you have already shredded Dry Kombu (Kelp), it would be easy to make this salad. As I cannot find shredded Dried Kombu these days, I sliced it by myself. It is not very hard, but you need a simple trick to slice the slippery Kombu. Please find my tip at ‘How To Thinly Slice …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Bonito & Salty Rhubarb

    The other day I first made ‘Salty Rhubarb Paste’, that can be a substitute for ‘Umeboshi’. It was too sour for me, so I decided to added Sugar. When I tasted it, the flavour instantly brought back a memory of my childhood and I remembered a yummy paste that I used to eat with freshly …

  • Vegetables

    Creamy Sesame Dressing Coleslaw

    Are you tired of the same Coleslaw? Do you want to try a new flavour? Try my ‘Creamy Sesame Dressing’ instead of the ordinary Coleslaw Dressing. It might be a totally new cabbage salad for you. My ‘Creamy Sesame Dressing’ goes so well with many salad vegetables, and it makes a yummy coleslaw. Makes 4 …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    Creamy Sesame Dressing

    Definitely this is one of my TOP 3 Salad Dressings. You might have seen bottles of this salad dressing at Asian grocery stores. It is very popular in Japan. I use it often and my family loves it. It’s very easy to make at home. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Seeds *ground3 …

  • Halloween

    Halloween Zombie Bento

    In the Halloween season last year, I made ‘Zombie Cookies’. It was great fun making those Zombie faces with cookie dough. This year, I decided to make Zombie Bento (a packed lunch). This Bento has been inspired by Chicken Soboro Don. I used Beef Mince instead of Chicken Mince, but you can use other Minced …

  • Vegetables

    Wombok Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing

    You might have seen Japanese Creamy Sesame Dressing at Asian grocery stores. It’s very popular in Japan. You don’t need to buy it as it is actually quite easy to make if you have Sesame Seeds and Japanese Mayonnaise. And you know exactly what’s in it when you make it yourself. This is a very …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken & Cucumber Salad with Sesame Dressing

    This is a very popular salad in Japan. It is a quick & easy dish, that is delicious and nutritious. I believe every household has its own recipe for the Sesame Dressing. Some people make it quite sweet. This is my family’s recipe. Please alter the amount of Sugar to suit your taste. Makes 4 …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Cucumber & Tuna Salad

    When I need to make one more dish for dinner, a simple salad is my first option. This Cucumber & Tuna Salad is quick & easy. I cut the Cucumber in a fancy way today, in the same way as Cucumber Snake. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large Continental Cucumber1/4 teaspoon Salt1 can (95g) Tuna …

  • Vegetables

    Celery Salad with Sesame Dressing

    The Sesame Dressing that I used for this salad is very versatile. It goes so well with many things. I wondered if the celery hater in my family would eat Celery if with this dressing. I don’t know if he enjoyed the salad, but he ate Celery, though he left a few slices on his …

  • Ramen

    Pork & Cabbage ‘Tonkotsu’ Ramen Soup

    More and more Japanese Instant Ramen Noodle products are becoming available in Australia. One of the most popular soup flavours is ‘Tonkotsu’. Do you know the Japanese word ‘Tonkotsu’ means Pork Bones? The soup is based on Pork Bone stock. Today I want to share my favourite way to cook ‘Tonkotsu’ Instant Ramen. It’s a …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    Garlic Sesame Dressing

    This salad dressing is probably the one I use most frequently. Any Salad Vegetables, Seaweed such as Wakame, Tofu, Egg, Konnyaku (Konjac), or even Noodles taste great with this dressing. I never make it in a large batch as it is so simple to make, but you can easily double the amount. Makes Enough for …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Wombok & Tuna Ponzu Salad

    Wombok is often called by a variety of different names. It’s called ‘Hakusai’ (白菜) in Japanese, but here in Australia, ‘Wombok’ is the common name. It is a hugely popular vegetable among many Asians. If you have never used it for cooking, try a simple salad. This salad is not bad at all. Makes 4 …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Spinach & Egg with Sesame Oyster Sauce

    I often cook ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach, a popular Japanese dish. My family members don’t complain about the same dish’s frequent appearance on the dinner table, but I feel bad about cooking the same thing again and again. I tried to season it differently. Japanese ‘Goma-ae’ sauce is seasoned with Soy Sauce and Sugar. Today I used …

  • Bread

    Spring Onion Flatbread

    These Flatbreads have layered flaky texture that is created by Sesame Oil. Bread Dough is very simple to make, but you need to create layers, similar to Croissant dough. How? Well, it’s much easier than Croissant dough. It requires a little bit of work, but it’s worth a try. Makes 4 Flatbreads Ingredients 1 & …

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