wombok

  • 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 …

  • Vegetables

    Wombok with ‘Sumiso’

    ‘Sumiso (Su-Miso)’ is Vinegared Miso Dressing. This dressing is so good with boiled Octopus or Squid, and also fresh Konnyaku. Of course it is great for salad! My mother used to make iceberg lettuce salad with ‘Sumiso’. I use Wombok, ‘Hakusai’ in Japanese, for the dish instead. A popular dish for Japanese style dinner ‘Ichijū …

  • Vegetables

    Wombok & Daikon ‘Asazuke’

    ‘Asazuke’ is a Japanese pickling method characterised by its short preparation time. The term can also refer to the vegetables pickled in this manner. Commonly used vegetables are Daikon, Wombok, Cucumbers, or other salad vegetables. ‘Asazuke’ is usually prepared by rubbing the cut vegetables with salt and ginger, sliced kombu or chilli. The typical Japanese …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Layered Wombok & Pork

    This is perfect for dinner on a cold day. This dish is quite popular with my family and they actually encouraged me to add it to this website. Stewed Wombok is so tender and melting in mouth, and produces absolutely delicious soup as well. Using a heavy-base pot, you can forget about it once it’s …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Wombok Creamy Stew

    It’s Autumn in Melbourne and we are having more cooler days. As the weather is getting cold, I cook soups and stews more often. My ‘Wombok Stew’ is very comforting and delicious, yet so easy to prepare. Sometimes I add carrots, potatoes or tofu. Creamed corn is another good addition, too. Makes 4 to 6 …

  • Miso Soup

    Kimchi Miso Soup

    Kimchi is a traditional Korean food that is fermented vegetables with a variety of seasonings including a lot of Garlic and Chilli. The smell of Kimchi overwhelms my kitchen every time I open the jar, but I absolutely love it. Do you know that Kimchi is really lovely in the Miso Soup? Makes 4 Servings …