• Mushrooms Vegetables

    Snow Fungus & Cucumber Salad

    Snow Fungus, aka White Jelly Mushroom, is a popular cooking ingredient in many Asian countries. Dried Snow Fungus is available form most Asian grocery stores. I use it mainly for salad and soup. The texture of Snow Fungus is similar to Black Fungus. I love its crunchiness. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 20g Dried Snow Fungus1 …

  • Mazegohan

    Vegan Soy Meat Mazegohan

    My family’s favourite Mazegohan is ‘Beef Mazegohan’. Today I replaced Beef with Soy Meat for a Vegan version. I used Fillet type, but Mince type can be used. Dry Soy Meat is made from Soy Beans and Water, and it is basically dried Tofu. Available from most Asian grocery stores, and not expensive at all. …

  • Squid & Octopus Takikomigohan

    Squid Takikomigohan

    This is a super simple Takikomigohan that you can try when you have fresh Squid. I use Dashi Stock to cook it, but you can cook with Water because Umami and lovely flavour should come out from fresh Squid. A little bit of Sesame Oil can add an extra flavour. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Cocoa Sponge Cake

    My hard-to-fail ‘Basic Sponge Cake’ can be made in different flavour. You can add Matcha Powder to make Matcha Sponge Cake, OR add Cocoa Powder to make this Cocoa Sponge Cake. I altered the amount of Sugar and added a pinch Salt for this sponge. Cake Tin 18 to 20cm Round Cake Tin Ingredients 4 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Vegetables

    Vegan Yakiniku Don

    The term of ‘Yakiniku’ commonly refers to the Japanese style BBQ that is often enjoyed at dinner table. The main ingredient is meat. How can it be Vegan? Well, the Yakiniku Sauce is animal-product-free and it is so versatile. It’s a great sauce for the stir-fry. Today I used fillet type Dry Soy Meat, which …

  • Sweets

    Dango Dumplings made with ‘Shiratamako’ Flour

    ’Shiratamako’ (白玉粉) is Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour. It’s been difficult to find for me, so I started using a mix of Thai Rice Flour and Thai Glutinous Rice Flour to make Dango Dumplings, because those Flours are widely available where I live. And I have shared the recipe on this website. However, ‘Shiratamako’ is now …

  • Soba Tempura Uncategorised

    Tempura Soba

    When you order ‘Tempura Soba’ at a restaurant in Japan, you will most likely have a few large Prawn Tempura placed on the Soba Noodles in hot soup. I actually like ‘Kakiage’ Tempura better. ‘Kakiage’ is a type of Tempura made with a variety of chopped or thinly sliced Vegetables and Seafood. Today I used …

  • Prawn & Shrimp Tempura

    Prawn, Onion & Carrot ‘Kakiage’ Tempura

    ‘Kakiage’ is a type of Tempura made with a variety of chopped or thinly sliced Vegetables and Seafood. This is my favourite ‘Kakiage’ and probably my family’s favourite, too. I often double the amount of this recipe and cook a lot more than we can eat, then I freeze leftovers. ‘Kakiage’ can be used for …

  • Chicken Tofu Vegetables

    Scrambled Tofu, Veggies & Egg

    This traditional Japanese dish is called ‘Iri Dōfu’ (Scrambled Tofu) in Japan. It can be a vegetarian dish, but I would like to add Chicken. Momen Tofu or medium soft Tofu is traditionally used, but you must press it to remove excess water. I prefer Firm Tofu for this dish as I can use it …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Kinako & Cinnamon Cookies

    ‘Kinako’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans and it is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. The flavour of sweet and slaty ‘Kinako’ and Cinnamon make me quite nostalgic as it reminds me some famous Japanese sweets. Those sweets are too hard to make, but these cookies are easy. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g …

  • Other Soup

    Spicy Pork & Potato Soup

    This is a very simply soup. Naturally you can add other Vegetables and Mushrooms. To add the spiciness, I used Gochujang (Korean Spicy Miso). I am not very good with Chilli, but 1 tablespoon, which seems a lot to me, was a good amount that created enjoyable spiciness. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 to 2 …

  • Vegetables

    Carrot & Tomato Fish Sauce Salad

    The other day when I cooked Thai flavoured Chicken for dinner, I wanted to serve something refreshing. And I made this salad. Because it was so good, I wrote down how I made it. Today I made it again according to my notes, and I added Coriander leaves, even though I knew I would receive …

  • Tofu

    Vegan Mabo Dōfu

    Dry Soy Meat products are available from many Asian Grocery stores and they are quite cheap. The mince type Dry Soy Meat is a good substitute of minced meat, and you can find more recipes on this website. This is another recipe to use it. Asian mushrooms such as Shiitake can be a good addition …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Lemon Pound Cake

    I just added 1 Lemon to my ‘Basic Pound Cake’, which is actually ‘125g cake’, not ‘1 pound cake’. I added the Lemon Zest to the batter and I drizzled the Lemon Syrup over the hot cake, so that the syrup would soak the cake. It is very simple to make, no technic required, and …

  • Vegetables

    Gochujang & Sesame Salad Dressing

    This is my Korean inspired salad dressing. Fresh salad vegetables such as Lettuce and Cucumber, and cooked vegetables such as Spinach and Carrot, are all suitable with this dressing sauce. Taste the sauce and alter the flavour to suit your taste. You may wish to add extra Gochujang, but 1 teaspoon is maximum for me. …

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