soup

  • Other Soup

    Cauliflower Soup

    Vegetable Soup is easy to make and warm us on cold days. My mother used to make Creamy Potato Soup for my sisters and me. I simply added Cauliflower to that soup. The texture is lighter than her Potato Soup and I like this soup with freshly cracked Black Pepper. Again, I don’t use Oil. …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    My Pumpkin Soup

    Here is the recipe written for my son and daughter to make their mother’s ‘Pumpkin Soup’. I never use Oil for this soup. Just like cooking Japanese soup, I simply cook vegetables in stock. I always use ‘Massel’ chicken stock or vegetable stock. It’s a very simple fuss-free recipe and any novice cooks can make …

  • Fish Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Smoked Salmon Rice Soup

    I cook rice very often and left-over rice is in the fridge almost always. Zōsui (Rice Soup) is a great way to use up the left-over cold rice. This is an Italian ‘Risotto’ inspired version. I sometimes add some milk to make the soup creamy and some shaved OR grated Parmesan Cheese for topping. It’s …

  • Chicken Other Soup Potato

    Chicken Cream Stew

    ‘Cream Stew’ is a very popular dish in Japan. When the weather is getting cold, we often see TV ads of ready-made cream stew roux and we start to crave for the dish. My children loved it when they were young. And now? They still love it. I don’t use read-made roux. It’s a quite …

  • Fish Other Soup Vegetables

    Steamed Savoury Turnip Meringue & Fish

    It’s getting cold in Melbourne. Warm dishes are more enjoyable. I have posted some Japanese winter dish recipes such as ‘Furofuki Daikon’, simmered Daikon radish with sweet miso sauce. I want to introduce another iconic winter dish. It is ‘Steamed Savoury Turnip Meringue’, which tastes a little bit like Wasabi. This dish can be categorised …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Dairy-Free Creamy Mushroom Soup

    Since my daughter stopped eating dairy products, cooking dinner has become a challenge for me. However, I have created many delicious meals without dairy. Here is one of them. My husband, who loves cream and butter and cheese, actually loved this soup better than the ordinary Creamy Mushroom Soup. And this soup is even healthier! …

  • Other Soup

    Bean Sprouts & Kimchi Soup

    As the authentic Kimchi is available form a Korean grocery store in the area where I live, I am using Kimchi for a variety of dishes. This spicy soup is a great dish to warm up on a cold day. Adding rice noodles or Harusame noodles, it can be enjoyed as a noodle soup. This …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Carrot Soup

    This Carrot Soup tastes as good as my Pumpkin Soup, which is my daughter’s favourite. A few humble ingredients turn into such a wonderful soup but ‘Carrot Soup’ seems not very popular at all in Australia. Have you ever tried ‘Carrot Soup’ before? Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients Carrots 2 Onion 1 large one …

  • Clear Soup Prawn & Shrimp

    Prawn Wonton Soup

    On a cold day, warm soup for dinner menu makes my family happy. Last night, I was just about to make Tofu & Egg Soup that is my children’s favourite, but I changed my mind when I saw frozen prawns in my freezer. I made Prawn Wonton Soup instead. We can buy wonton wrappers from …

  • Egg Other Soup

    Chawanmushi (Savoury Custard Soup)

    Hot soup would be nice for cold night dinner. Chawanmushi (Japanese Savoury Custard Soup) would be perfect! ‘Chawanmushi’ means ‘steamed in a tea cup’ and it is quite easy to make. Here is my family’s home style Chawanmushi recipe. If you don’t have Dashi Stock, why don’t you use Vegetable Stock or Chicken Stock? Use …

  • Dashi Stock

    Dashi Stock

    Konbu & Katsuobushi Dashi *Katsuobushi (Dried, Fermented and Smoked Bonito Flakes) Ingredients Water 4 cups Konbu 15cm long Katusobushi 1 cup Method 1. Clean the surface of Konbu with wet tea towel or paper towel. Soak the Konbu in the water for about 30 minutes. Put this on a medium to low heat. Remove the …

  • Chicken Udon

    Udon in Soup with Chicken Balls

    If you don’t have Dashi Stock, try with Chicken Stock. Cooking Chicken Balls in the stock adds delicate ginger flavour to it. A very filling and healthy meal on a cold day. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Chicken Mince 400 to 500g Ginger 1 small piece *fine grated Spring Onions 2 to 3 Carrot 1/2 Shiitake …

  • Other Soup Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Zōsui with Dumplings

    My mother used to make Zōsui to finish off bits and pieces of leftover vegetables and cooked rice. To make this soup more filling, she often added some dumplings which I loved. Omochi is also very nice in this soup but they are not available always, so she used to make simple wheat flour-base dumplings. …

  • Clear Soup

    Basic Clear Soup

    Clear soup is usually seasoned with Salt and Soy Sauce. Depending on the ingredients, Sake and Mirin are also used. The above image is the clear soup with Cod, Enoki and Spring Onion. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dashi 4 cups Salt 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce 1 tablespoons Add two or three of the following Tofu …

  • Miso Soup Tofu

    Tofu & Spinach Miso Soup

    Tofu doesn’t need to be cooked. Using ready-to-serve Baby Spinach, it takes only 5 minutes to prepare this miso soup. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dashi Stock 4 cups Miso 3 to 4 tablespoons Tofu 1 block Ready-to-Serve Baby Spinach as required Spring Onion 2 Method 1. Cut Tofu into small cubes, cut Spring Onion finely. 2. …

  • Miso Soup Potato Sea Vegetables

    Potato & Wakame Miso Soup

    This is my favourite Miso Soup since my childhood. Tender potatos and miso flavour are really a good match. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dashi Stock 4 cups Potato 1 to 2 Dried Wakame 1 tablespoon Miso 3 to 4 Teablespoons Spring Onion 2 Method 1. Cut Potato into small bite size pieces. 2. Heat the Dashi …

  • Miso Soup Pork

    Butajiru / Tonjiru

    ‘Butajiru’ is a type of Miso Soup with pork in it. It is a very popular dish. ‘Butajiru’ usually contains Satoimo (Taro) and Konnyaku and Gobo. Many Asian Grocery stores sell them but it might be difficult for you to find them. Even without them, this soup is quite delicious. The ingredients listed are suggestions. …

  • Miso Soup

    Basic Miso Soup

    Miso Soup is one of the staples of traditional Japanese food. Normally it is enjoyed with white rice. Here is the basic method how to cook Miso Soup. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dashi Stock 4 cups Miso 3 to 4 teablespoons Spring Onion 2 Add two or three of the following Tofu ½ to 1 …