vegetables

  • Soba Vegetables

    Soba Salad with Sesame Flavoured Sauce

    Japanese people, when they are travelling overseas, often crave ‘Zaru Soba’, Soba noodles with dipping sauce, with some reasons. How about Japanese people living overseas? Of course we do!!! Dry ‘Soba’ noodles are commonly available in Australia, and ‘Zaru Soba’ can be a perfect lunch on a hot summer day. However, just noodles can’t be …

  • Soba Vegetables

    Green ‘Cha-Soba’ Noodle Salad

    These green-coloured noodles are called ‘Cha-Soba’. They are green because ground green tea leaves are mixed with buckwheat and wheat flour. But you can hardly taste the green tea. This extremely healthy-looking salad should be all green, and that means you can add anything green. The dressing is not quite green but green Wasabi paste …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Lamb

    ’Jingisukan’ Lamb Rice Bowl

    In Japan, mutton BBQ in ‘Yakiniku’ style is called ’Jingisukan (Genghis Khan)’ which is totally different from Mongolian Mutton BBQ. Use commonly available lamb meat to create this scrumptious rice bowl dish. As the lamb meat is strongly seasoned, stir-fried vegetables should be very lightly seasoned. This dish can be enjoyed without rice of course, …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Mock Peking Duck

    I call this ‘Chinese Souvlaki’. The pancakes for this dish are super easy to make. At least much easier than making Greek flat bread. The whole duck is not easily accessible for many people. Why don’t you use chicken? Roast a whole chicken in the ‘Peking Duck’ flavour OR my ‘Teriyaki Chicken’ can be a …

  • Beef Chicken Hot Pot & Hot Plate Lamb Pork

    ‘Yakiniku’

    ‘Yakiniku’ means “grilled meat” in Japanese. The term can refer to grilled meat dishes, but most commonly it refers to the Japanese style BBQ. Bite-size meat and vegetables are cooked on the iron grid or plate over a flame of wood charcoals, or if indoor, gas or electric tabletop grill or hotplate. It’s a great …

  • Mazegohan Vegetables

    Rice Salad

    It’s easy to make. Add plenty of fresh vegetables in hand and use your favourite salad dressing to season if you like. I always add ‘Edamame’ (young soy beans) for crunchy texture and protein. This can be a perfect complete meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cooked Rice 500g *Japanese Short Grain Rice (Sushi Rice) recommended …

  • Udon Vegetables

    Udon Salad with Sesame Sauce

    The Udon noodles can be replaced with Ramen noodles, but they need to be COLD for this dish. On a hot and humid summer day in Japan, I often lost my appetite for food. A cold noodle dish like this one was life saving. If you have a good appetite, simply enjoy this delicious dish! …

  • Vegetables

    Caesar Salad with My Legendary Caesar Dressing

    It’s a simple Cos Lettuce Salad with ‘My Legendary Caesar Dressing’. I sometimes add halved Cherry Tomatoes and Olives. Cucumber and Snow Peas are also nice additions. Parmesan Cheese can be grated and mixed with lettuce, but I like the chunky shaved pieces better. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cos Lettuce 1 *leaves separated and cleaned, …

  • Gyoza Pork Vegetables

    Pork & Vegetables Dim Sims

    In Australia, there is a Chinese-inspired dumpling-style snack food called ‘Dim Sim’. It looks like a very large ‘Shumai’ dumpling. I have tried it. It is not very yummy and I really don’t know what is in it. Why don’t you make it yourself with lots of vegetables? Shumai skins are hard to find. I …

  • Fruit Vegetables

    Fennel & Orange Salad

    I never knew any vegetables that smells and tastes like Fennel. When I tried it for the first time, it reminded me the smell of insect repellent and I did not think I could eat it. But it is now one of my favourite vegetables and I have been on this fennel craze for a …

  • Pork Takikomigohan

    Pork ‘Okowa’ Steamed Glutinous Rice

    ‘Okowa’ is the name of a type of steamed glutinous rice dish and it’s my favourite. I love ‘Okowa’ dishes. Especially the one my mother cooks by steaming. This Pork ‘Okowa’ recipe is inspired by Chinese rice dumplings made of glutinous rice stuffed with other ingredients and wrapped in large leaves. The triangular shaped dumplings …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Pork Vegetables

    Mabo Harusame

    A Japanese word ‘Okazu’ is hard to be translated into English. There is no English word that has the same meaning. The Japanese principal food is rice (short grain). The most typical meal in standard Japanese cuisine is called ‘Ichijū Sansai’ which means ‘One Soup & Three Dishes’. This doesn’t include rice. These dishes are …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Cold Pork Salad with Sesame Dressing

    Thinly sliced pork and beef are commonly available in Japan, but not here in Australia. Occasionally I find frozen sliced meat in Asian grocer stores but the ordinary butchers and supermarket stores don’t sell them. That’s why I sometimes purchase a block of meat, half freeze it, slice as thin as I can, then freeze …

  • Vegetables

    Watercress Wasabi-ae

    Watercress has quite peppery taste. The pepperiness becomes quite mild when blanched, and crunchy texture and the flavour go well with Wasabi sauce. I love this dish. But my family seems to enjoy it very little. Wasabi is a tricky ingredient to use. OK… you will enjoy this dish only if you like Wasabi. Makes …

  • Vegetables

    Fresh Veggie Sticks and Walnut Miso Dip

    On the other day, I heard a friend of mine complaining about something I would love. She grows vegetables in the backyard and occasionally gets too much harvest to eat. She was particularly complaining about too much cucumbers. Ahhh… come on! Here is an Asian flavoured ‘Miso Dip’ that would help her to snack a …

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