• Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Tuna & Cabbage Salad Rice Bowl

    I used my ‘Garlic Sesame Dressing’ to make this Tuna & Cabbage Salad. This salad can be enjoyed as a side dish, but today I made it into a rice bowl as the flavour of this salad goes well with Rice. It is a very filling dish, but it’s quite low in calories as this …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    Garlic Sesame Dressing

    This salad dressing is probably the one I use most frequently. Any Salad Vegetables, Seaweed such as Wakame, Tofu, Egg, Konnyaku (Konjac), or even Noodles taste great with this dressing. I never make it in a large batch as it is so simple to make, but you can easily double the amount. Makes Enough for …

  • Fish Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Tuna Mayo ‘Onigiri’ Rice Balls

    In Japan, ‘Onigiri’ Rice Balls are available in so many different flavours and with different fillings. ‘Onigiri’ are becoming popular in Australia, too. One of the most popular fillings is Tuna & Mayonnaise. I heard many international visitors to Japan fall in love with this Tuna Mayo ‘Onigiri’ Rice Ball. Do you want to make …

  • Other Soup

    Wombok & Pork Hot Sour Soup

    It was my daughter who introduced Hot & Sour Sour to me. I fell in love with it instantly. Today I tried to make my favourite Wombok & Pork Soup into a Hot & Sour Soup. I knew it would be delicious and it certainly was. I added 1 teaspoon Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Super Easy Tarte Tatin

    If you are an expert of making this dessert, it is probably quite simple to make, but I have found it quite daunting. This is my own method that requires no particular equipment. You only need a round cake tin, and a microwave. It is absolutely easy and anyone can make this ‘Super Easy Tarte …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish Pork

    Katsu Don with Tonkatsu Sauce

    This rice bowl dish is called ‘Sauce Katsu Don’ in Japan, and the ‘Sauce’ means ‘Tonkatsu’ Sauce in this case. ‘Katsu’ is crumbed and fried meat, and ‘Tonkatsu’ (Pork Cutlets) is popularly used. Today I used Crumbed Fried Fish. This dish was my youngest sister’s favourite when she was a young girl. To encourage her …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Namasu’ Coleslaw

    ‘Namasu’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables, most commonly Daikon and Carrot, that is seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. I often crave for ‘Namasu’, particularly when I am physically tired. Today I didn’t have Daikon, so I used Cabbage. I added other vegetables as well. It’s ended up a coleslaw, but in the same …

  • Fish

    Panko-Crumbed Fried Fish

    When I was a young child, Panko-Crumbed Fried Fish was one of my favourite dishes that my mother prepared. She always used Merluza that we often call ‘Melulūsa’ in Japan. Here in Australia, I often use ‘Blue Grenadier’ OR ‘Hoki’. There are so many different names for a same fish and there are many similar …

  • Cold Sweets

    No-bake Cheesecake with Lemon Curd Topping

    No-bake Cheesecake can be made without Gelatine and I have a recipe ‘Super Easy No-bake Cheesecake’. Today I added Gelatine and the cheesecake had an excellent texture. I made a top layer of Lemon Curd that is also softly set. Everyone enjoyed it and I am quite happy with the result. This No-bake Cheesecake is …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Oden

    ‘Oden’ is a Japanese hot pot dish of several ingredients simmered in the seasoned dashi stock. The essential ingredients are Fishcakes such as Chikuwa and Fish Balls. I always add Daikon, Potato, Boiled Eggs, Konnyaku (Konjac) and Beef Tendon skewers. Beef Tendon is hard to find where I live, I often use Ossobuco (Veal Shanks) …

  • Drink Fruit

    Lime Slices & Sugar

    My next-door neighbour old couple is so kind and they share their garden harvest with us. Recently they gave us many Limes, which were ripe and yellow. To be honest, I don’t use Limes for cooking very often. I decided to make a preserve. I simply packed a jar with Lime slices and Sugar. A …

  • Fish Spaghetti & Pasta

    Tuna Mornay

    ‘Tuna Mornay’ is a very popular Tuna Casserole in Australia. It can be made with inexpensive staple ingredients. You can use any pasta of your choice, but it seems most people use Pennette, Large Spirals or any pasta in a similar size. Some people use Boiled Eggs instead of Pasta, and that would be yummy. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Sugar Coated Matcha Cookies

    My ‘Easiest Sweet Shortcrust Pastry’ can be a cookie dough. The cookies made of this dough have crumbly texture that is softer than my ‘Basic Cookie Dough’. Today I reduced the amount of Flour and added Almond Meal for even more delicate texture. Matcha Powder can be replaced with Cocoa Powder, or omitted for plain …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg Mushrooms

    Snow Fungus & Egg Rice Bowl

    This dish was originally s simple stir-fry dish. I used to just stir-fry Snow Fungus and Eggs. One day I added Chicken Stock to it and thickened it with Potato Starch. I liked the result very much, and I made it into a rice bowl dish, as I always eat it with rice. This dish …

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