shiitake

  • Pork Somen & Hiyamugi

    Stir-fried Pork & Somen (OR Capellini)

    ‘Somen’, Japanese Thin Noodles, can be substituted with Capellini (Angel Hair Pasta), and I often use Capellini. This is a very simple stir-fry dish, and naturally you can add any vegetables that you have in hand. A quick & easy lunch menu for me. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 100g Thinly Sliced Pork *cut into small …

  • Fish Mushrooms

    Japanese Mushroom Sauce & Fish

    This mushroom sauce is good with Fish, but also good with Tofu or Chicken. Cook those proteins simply with Salt and Pepper, or you don’t need to cook Tofu. Today I pan-fried the Fish Fillets after coating them with Flour. You can steam, grill or deep-fry. This sauce makes the simple fish into an extra …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Mushrooms

    Asian Mushroom Rice Bowl

    Mushroom lovers love all types of mushrooms. I love European mushrooms and Asian mushrooms. More and more stores in Melbourne are selling wider variety of mushrooms these days. Today I used Shiitake, Shimeji and Enoki to make this delicious rice bowl dish. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 160 to 180g Asian Mushrooms *Today I used Shiitake, …

  • Mazegohan Mushrooms

    Asian Mushrooms & Garlic Mazegohan

    I love ‘Asian Mushroom Takikomigohan’, that is Rice and Mushrooms cooked together. To cook them together, there is a limit on how much mushrooms I can add. If I cook Mushrooms separately, I can add as much as I want. Here is a lovely Garlic flavoured Mushroom Mazegohan, that is Rice and Mushrooms cooked separately. …

  • Mushrooms Tofu

    Tofu & Shiitake with Oyster Sauce

    Medium Soft Tofu such as ‘Momen’ is best suitable for this dish. Today I used Woolworths’ Macro Classic Tofu 500g. Thinly sliced Pork and Asian greens such as Bok Choy can be added. Enjoy this comforting soupy dish with freshly cooked Rice. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Tofu *medium soft type such as ‘Momen’100g Shiitake …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Mizutaki

    ‘Mizutaki’ is one of the most popular Nabe (Hot Pot) dishes in Japan. ‘Mizutaki’ means ‘cooked in water’. Chicken and a variety of Vegetables are cooked in water, sometimes with a piece of Kombu (Kelp). However, they are most commonly cooked in Chicken Stock these days. When Chicken and Vegetables are cooked, you may take …

  • Sushi

    Soboro Mixed Inari-zushi

    In Japan, when we make Inari-zushi, that is Sushi Rice wrapped in seasoned Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu), we often mix some extra ingredients with Sushi Rice. Common ingredients are hard to find where I live, so I mixed ‘Soboro’ made with Chicken Mince or Pork Mince. Makes 12 Pieces Ingredients 2 cups (180ml cup) Japanese …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Sir-fried Rice Vermicelli

    I used to cook this dish using already seasoned Dry Rice Vermicelli in Japan. A company called ‘Kenmin Foods’ produces delicious Rice Vermicelli products. I recently saw the products on the internet and I was nostalgic. I tried to cook the dish using commonly available unseasoned Dry Rice Vermicelli. I seasoned it simply and the …

  • Mazegohan Mushrooms

    Grilled Shiitake Mazegohan

    My grandmother used to grow Shiitake in the woods near her house and my family was lucky to enjoy the harvest. Her Shiitake were meaty and chewy and crunchy and delicious. If you have fresh meaty Shiitake, try this ‘Grilled Shiitake Mazegohan’. Other mushrooms cannot replace Shiitake for this particular dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Monk’s Vegan Soup ‘Kenchin-jiru’

    This soup is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. It is originally a Buddhist dish and vegan. Vegetable base stock, such as Shiitake Mushroom OR Kombu (Kelp), is used for this soup. It is commonly seasoned with Soy Sauce, but there are many variations these days. Some people prefer seasoning with Miso. Root vegetables are the main …

  • Chicken Mushrooms Nuts

    Simmered Chestnuts, Chicken & Shiitake

    The main feature of this dish is Chestnuts. In Japan, there are many dishes that are similar to this dish, and root vegetables are often used, such as Potatoes, Satoimo (Taros), Lotus Root, Gobo, etc. But, this one is special. If you have never cooked Chestnuts for savoury dishes, you should try it. The flavour …

  • Chicken Soba

    Soba Noodle Soup With Chicken & Asian Mushrooms

    It is a custom for Japanese to have Soba Noodle Soup on the last day of the year, as the noodles are long and they symbolise ‘longevity’. I have kept this tradition with my family in Australia, however it is sometimes difficult to enjoy hot noodle soup because the weather here can be extremely hot. …

  • Mazegohan

    Dried Shiitake & Peas Mazegohan

    Do you know that sun-dried Shiitake are a great source of Vitamin D? They also have more Umami flavour. In Melbourne where I live, imported Dried Shiitake are widely available but most commercially produced Dried Shiitake are not sun-dried. If you are after the nutritious benefit, purchase fresh Shiitake and dry them under the direct …

  • Mushrooms Tofu

    Agedashi Tofu Mushroom Sauce

    Use fresh Momen Tofu or medium soft type Tofu to achieve crispy outside and soft inside. For the sauce, use your favourite Asian mushrooms as much as you like. Today I used Shiitake and Shimeji. This dish is so good!!! Makes 3 to 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Fresh Momen Tofu *OR medium soft TofuPotato Starch …

  • Ramen Vegetables

    Crispy Noodles With Stir-Fry

    When I was living in Japan, this was the dish I ordered at the Chinese restaurants almost all the time. It was the dish of crispy golden brown fried noodles covered with delicious seafood & vegetable stir-fry. I recently discovered that I can easily make the crispy noodles by frying Uncooked Fresh Chinese Egg Noodles. …

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