• Gyoza Prawn & Shrimp

    Steamed Prawn Dumplings

    For a long time I wanted to cook Steamed Prawn Dumplings but I never tried because I believed that I could not get the ingredients. On the other day I received a request for the recipe, then I did a little bit of research. I discovered that the wrappers can be made with a flour …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Carrot Buns

    The batter of these Carrot Buns is very soft and the buns will expand double in size. The cupcake cases need to be strong enough to support. If the cases that you use are not strong, place them in ramekins or teacups, OR you can grease the ramekins or teacups and directly pour the butter in …

  • Cold Sweets

    My Family’s Trifle

    I live in Melbourne, Australia. Our Christmas is in summer. It can be very hot on the day. Summer Desserts are popular on Christmas day. Trifle is probably the most popular dessert. It was Christmas in 1993, I tasted Trifle for the first time in my life. It was the legendary Trifle that my husband’s …

  • Vegetables

    Pan-fried Cheesy Asparagus

    Many people cook this dish in the oven, but I don’t want to heat up the oven just to make this dish. Pan-frying is more energy-efficient. The top of the cheese won’t get browned when cooked in a frying pan, but the bottom gets browned. For an everyday meal, this is good enough for me. …

  • Chicken

    Popcorn Chicken

    This is a dish of Chicken cooked in a similar way as ‘Popcorn Prawns’ (Popcorn Shrimps). The reason why it is called ‘Popcorn’ is because it can be eaten like Popcorn and also it is crunchy like Popcorn. I recommend to use Tenderloins or Breast Fillet as they can be cooked quickly and less oily. …

  • Fish Vegetables

    ‘Goma-age’ Cucumber & Tuna

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a dish of vegetables dressed with sweet sesame seed sauce. ‘Goma-ae’ is one of the most popular recipes on my website. Today I added a small can of Tuna. I have never done it before. The result was brilliant! As I seasoned Cucumber with Salt, I reduced the amount of Soy Sauce in …

  • Mushrooms

    Scrumptious Black Fungus Salad

    Black Fungus, sometimes known as Cloud Ear Fungus OR Jelly Mushroom, is an edible fungus. Dried Black Fungus products are available from Asian grocery stores. Almost tasteless but it has a very pleasant crunchy texture. This is a super easy salad. You may wish to add some Vegetables. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 20g Dried Black …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha & Chestnut Christmas Cupcakes

    I have recently seen Christmas Tree cupcakes on many websites. The green-colour cream of those cupcakes was most likely coloured with food colouring. My first choice for green colour is Matcha, not food colouring. I altered my ‘Chestnut Cupcakes’ to create my Christmas Cupcakes. Matcha lovers would enjoy them! Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients Basic Plain …

  • Egg

    Cold Savoury Egg Custard

    This dish is called ‘Tamago Dōfu’ (Egg Tofu) in Japan, but it is not Tofu at all. It is Savoury Egg Custard, that is cooked in a way similar to Chawanmushi (Japanese Savoury Custard Soup). ‘Chawanmushi’ is served hot, but this Savoury Egg Custard is served cold. The texture is firmer than ‘Chawanmushi’. Makes 4 …

  • Udon Vegetables

    Salad Udon

    Christmas is approaching and it is nearly summer. On a hot day like today, I only want to eat something cold and refreshing. ‘Salad Udon’ is a perfect choice and it can be made very quickly using Frozen Udon. For toppings, add whatever you like or you have in hand. This is a very popular …

  • Tofu

    Pan-fried Tofu with Yakiniku Sauce

    On the other day, my family enjoyed ‘Yakiniku’, Japanese style tabletop BBQ, and I had some leftover Yakiniku Sauce. As I wanted to use it up, I seasoned pan-fried Tofu with it. Because the result was so good, I tried to cook it again to write this recipe. Why haven’t I thought about this idea …

  • Egg

    Stir-fried Garlic Chives & Eggs

    This dish is called ‘Nira-Tama’ in Japan, and that means ‘Garlic Chives & Eggs’. Most north Asian people don’t need a recipe to cook this dish as it is so popular. If you are not familiar with this dish, try this recipe. This is another ‘Quick & Easy & Delicious & Nutritious’ dish. Enjoy it …

  • Cooking Sauces

    Caramelised Onion Sauce

    This sauce goes well with many food. It is good with Steaks and Chicken, but it is also good with Vegetables such as steamed Broccoli. When you caramelise Onion, remember the trick ‘Leave it & Stir it’. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 Onion *finely chopped1 clove Garlic *finely chopped1 tablespoon Oil *Today I used Canola …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Simmered Eggplant & Enoki

    If you like ‘Nametake’ Enoki, you will love this dish. This dish is cooked in the same flavoured sauce and the melting Eggplant is accompanied. It’s so good with freshly cooked rice. Chilli Flakes is optional, but I always add a little bit for a slight heat. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 medium Eggplant *about …

  • Takikomigohan

    Green Peas Rice (Soy Sauce & Sesame Flavour)

    Fresh Green Peas is the essential ingredient for Green Peas Rice. You can cook it only when Peas are in season. I still remember when I sat at a kitchen table and helped my mother to remove peas from the pod. It’s my fond childhood memory. Today I added Soy Sauce and Sesame Oil for …

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