• Takikomigohan

    Pork & Kimchi Takikomigohan

    ‘Pork & Kimchi’ is a great combination that can be used for Fried Rice, Stir-fried Udon, Rice Bowl, and many many more. You can simply cook Rice with ‘Pork & Kimchi’. If a jar of Kimchi is sitting in your fridge, try this dish. You don’t need to precook anything. Just place all ingredients in …

  • Sushi

    Teriyaki Chicken Chirashi-zushi

    ‘Chirashi-zushi’ is a type of Sushi and it is a kind of decorated rice salad. It is very popular in Japan. I often make it, but I have never made ‘Chirashi-zushi’ with Chicken. As Teriyaki Chicken is my Aussie family’s favourite filling for Sushi Rolls, today I decided to make Teriyaki Chicken Chirashi-zushi for the …

  • Bread

    Extra Soft Milk Bread

    I grew up on this type of soft and fluffy white bread in Japan. These days I much prefer heavy crusty bread, but I sometimes miss Japanese soft milk bread. I am now writing down how I make this buttery ‘Extra Soft Milk Bread’. You might be interested in making it. Loaf Tin Standard Loaf …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Azuki Stuffed Tapioca Mochi

    This Japanese sweet is traditionally made with ‘Kuzuko’ (Kuzu Starch), which creates its unique soft & rubbery texture. However, real ‘Kuzuko’ is extremely difficult to find and it is expensive. Many ‘Kuzuko’ products are actually a blend of other starch. I have tried to recreate the texture of ‘Kuzuko’ using substitutes, and I concluded that …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Sukiyaki Vegetables

    Soy Meat Sukiyaki Don

    I tried to cook ‘Sukiyaki Don’ replacing Beef with Soy Meat (Soy Protein) and the result was too bland for me. Extra flavours are needed in the sauce. So I added Ginger, Sesame Oil and Chilli. The dish tastes much better and it still tastes like Sukiyaki. If you are Vegan, simply omit the Eggs. …

  • Chicken Clear Soup

    Chicken Tenderloin Clear Soup

    I have just harvested Yuzu fruit from my Yuzu tree, that I planted in a pot 3-4 years ago. To enjoy the fragrance of zest of Yuzu fruit, the best way is to add a small piece of zest to Japanese clear soup. When I harvested Yuzu fruit last year, I shared my Fish Clear …

  • Vegetables

    Celery & Bamboo Shoot ‘Tsukudani’

    ‘Tsukudani’ is a Japanese dish of commonly small Fish or Sea Vegetables cooked in Mirin (OR Sake), Sugar and Soy Sauce to preserve the ingredients. Vegetables are also cooked in the same way. They are great condiments for freshly cooked rice. Today I cooked Celery with canned Bamboo Shoot as they are very suitable for …

  • Other Soup

    Broccoli, Potato & Oats Soup

    This creamy soup has no dairy product added. I didn’t add Flour either. The soup is thick and creamy because of Oats. My ‘Miso Oats Porridge’ inspired me to make this soup. Adding Oats is absolutely the easiest way to make a soup thick and creamy. You may wish to use Butter and Milk, add …

  • Fish Takikomigohan

    Corn & Salmon Rice with Butter Soy Sauce

    ‘Butter & Soy Sauce’ goes well with Corn. It also goes well with Rice. And Salmon, too. How about all together? Then I tried. I added grated Carrot as well for colour and extra nutrients. Using a rice cooker, it is absolutely easy to cook. The result? It CAN’T be bad. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Bread

    Spring Onion Flatbread

    These Flatbreads have layered flaky texture that is created by Sesame Oil. Bread Dough is very simple to make, but you need to create layers, similar to Croissant dough. How? Well, it’s much easier than Croissant dough. It requires a little bit of work, but it’s worth a try. Makes 4 Flatbreads Ingredients 1 & …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Carrot & Chicken Creamy ‘Goma-ame’ Salad

    I first made this salad with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce that is made with Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sugar and Soy Sauce. It was delicious as it was, but I added extra stuff as we often do. It turned a really nice salad. I am now writing down how I made it. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 200g Chicken …

  • Fish

    Tuna & Egg Rice Bowl

    This is another dish that you can cook with the humble Canned Tuna. I always use ‘Tuna in Springwater’. If you use ‘Tuna in Brine’, you need to alter the amount of Soy Sauce because the Tuna is salty. This can be an inexpensive and nutritious meal for anyone who likes Canned Tuna. Makes 1 …

  • Curry Fish Takikomigohan

    Tuna Curry Takikomigohan

    If you are doing financially tough, stock Canned Tuna. You can cook loads of delicious and nutritious dishes with it. Look at the list of ingredients. I believe most people have them all. This rice dish can be cooked with just staple ingredients and won’t cost much at all. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cups …

  • Beans & Peas Cheese Vegetables

    Edamame & Fetta Cheese Salad

    Edamame, young Soy Beans, has become so popular and it is widely available in Australia. I often purchase Frozen Edamame Beans that are already removed from pods. Edamame Beans are absolutely versatile and can be used for so many dishes just like Frozen Peas. Today I simply mixed with Fetta Cheese, Cucumber and Avocado. This …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Broccoli, Corn, Tuna & Mayo Salad

    Simple is often the best. ‘Tuna & Mayo’ is a yummy combination. I knew Broccoli would go well with it. Then I added Sweet Corn and a little bit Onion. Such a super simple salad, so easy to make, and so delicious. You can cook Broccoli as you like, but my favourite method is pan-steam-fry. …

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