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  • Ramen Vegetables

    Cold Ramen Noodle Salad

    This is a very popular summer dish in Japan and it’s called ‘Hiyashi Chūka (冷やし中華)’. I often crave it not only on a hot summer day. Toppings can be anything that you like, but traditionally popular toppings include thinly sliced Cucumber, thin Omelet, Roasted Pork or Ham, and Tomato. It is often served with Hot …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Orange Vegetable Soup

    As I was so happy with my ‘Green Vegetable Soup’, I tried to make ‘Orange Vegetable Soup’ today. The base is Pumpkin Soup, which I am not a big fan of, though my son and daughter love my ‘Pumpkin Soup’. Because of the Tomato I added, this orange colour soup tastes fruity and I love …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken Nanban-zuke

    ‘Nanban-zuke’ is a Japanese dish of marinated fried fish. I usually use fish called ‘Aji’ but other meaty fish are also suitable. Chicken Breast is a popular alternative. It’s much easier to prepare than it looks. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Chicken Breast FilletsSalt & PepperPotato Starch FlourOil for frying1/2 to 1 Onion *thinly sliced1 …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Wakame & Tomato Japanese Salad

    I sometimes crave simple Japanese flavoured salad like this one. No Chilli. No Herbs. No Garlic. Simply seasoned with just Soy Sauce and Vinegar. This salad is so refreshing to me. Sugar is not necessary as Tomatoes are sweet. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Tomatoes *cut into small pieces2 tablespoons Dried Cut Wakame1/4 Onion *thinly …

  • Vegetables

    Tomato & Shiso Salad

    If you are lucky to have Shiso (Perilla), try this simple salad. You may wish to add extra ingredients such as Garlic and Chilli. But I believe a simple dressing such as ‘Ponzu’ is the best to enjoy the flavour and fragrance of Shiso. If you make this salad using Basil, add some Garlic. Makes …

  • Fish Other Soup

    Coconut Milk Fish Stew

    One day when I was cooking Fish Stew, I discovered that I didn’t have enough milk. I needed to save the milk for next morning’s coffee. Then I decided to use a canned Coconut Milk instead, and the result was OK. Later I learned about a Brazilian fish & seafood stew called ‘Moqueca’, and my …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Taco Rice

    ‘Taco Rice’ is actually a Japanese dish and it was first created in Okinawa, once American-Occupied Japanese island. It consists of taco-flavoured Beef Mince (OR Beef & Pork Mince) served on rice with shredded Lettuce, Tomato and shredded Cheese. Many people use Ketchup and Japanese Worcestershire Sauce to season Taco Beef. I don’t use Ketchup …

  • Prawn & Shrimp

    Creamy Tomato Garlic Prawns

    When my daughter tasted this dish today, she said it was very Japanese. I was puzzled at her comment. Look at the ingredients! They are not very Japanese at all. I wonder why she said so. I used to add some Ketchup to this dish when my children were young, but I didn’t add it …

  • Vegetables

    Thai Tomato Salad

    When I cook Thai Curry for dinner, I want to serve with a Thai salad. However, some of my family members are ‘Coriander Haters’. There is nothing I can do because their taste perception is different. They have particular receptors that find coriander tastes like soap. I strongly believe that coriander is the essential ingredient …

  • Prawn & Shrimp Vegetables

    Prawns & Fresh Tomato Salsa

    My super-quick & easy ‘Fresh Tomato Salsa’ can be mixed with cooked seafood and you can make such a delightful seafood platter instantly. Today I used frozen uncooked Prawns. It’s so simple and easy. Makes 2 to 3 Servings Ingredients 250g Prawns2 large Fresh Tomatoes1 small clove Garlic *finely chopped1/4 Red Onion1/2 to 1 Red …

  • Vegetables

    Fresh Tomato Salsa

    This is a super-quick & easy Fresh Tomato Salsa to enjoy with corn chips or flat bread. It’s great as a side dish as well. By mixing it with cooked seafood, you can make a delightful platter instantly. I have just one crucial advice for you. Make sure you taste the fresh chilli before adding …

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