• Takikomigohan

    Seafood Curry Takikomigohan

    Rice cooker is an essential item in my kitchen. Just place Rice and Other Ingredients with the right amount of Water and Seasoning. Then you can create a variety of rice dishes so easily. When you use Seafood, you need to reduce the amount of Water as a lot of liquid comes out from the …

  • Vegetables

    Pan-fried Garlic Cheese Cauliflower

    Since I discovered the pan-steaming method to cook Broccoli, and it is the best & easiest way to cook Broccoli, I tried to cook Cauliflower in the same way. It works but it seems I need a little more water for Cauliflower. Today I added grated Cheese. As the result was so good, I must …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Simmered Wombok & Pork

    It is getting cold in Melbourne. Winter vegetables have started appearing in the stores. When Wombok is in season, I always cook this dish. It’s super easy, comforting, nutritious and delicious. Season lightly to eat it as soup, or season fairly well if you want to pour it over rice. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 350g …

  • Vegetables

    Takuan & Cabbage Ponzu Salad

    ‘Takuan’ is Japanese pickled Daikon. As ‘Takuan’ is commonly seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar, it can be a great ingredient for salads. Today I mixed it with Cabbage. I often use boiling kettle water to slightly cook Cabbage, so that I can reduce the volume. You may wish to blanch it in salted water. …

  • Okonomiyaki

    Red Cabbage Okonomiyaki

    On the other day when I made ‘Okonomiyaki’, the famous Japanese savoury pancake, using Red Cabbage, the pancake turned Blue/Green! But WHY? It seems the flour I used contained Bi-Carb Soda and it caused that colour change. Then I learned that Red Cabbage changes colour like litmus paper. Red in acidic conditions and Blue/Green in …

  • Bread Cheese

    Garlic Butter & Cheese Toastie

    This high-calorie Toastie is full of fat, not so great for your health, but so comforting and delicious. It’s a sometime food for me and I love it. You would love it, too. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 tablespoon Garlic Butter2 large slices of Bread50 to 60g Cheese of your choice *e.g. Today I used …

  • Dips & Spreads

    My Garlic Butter

    I make this Garlic Butter to make Garlic Bread. I spread it on just one side of crusty bread slices, then toast them in my mini toaster oven. My family members almost certainly appear in the kitchen, looking quite excited as they know what I am cooking, then they would look into the toaster oven …

  • Dips & Spreads

    Scrumptious Chilli Paste

    This paste is delicious with freshly cooked Rice, cold or hot Tofu, or as a topping for Noodles. You can add it to your dipping sauces, or enjoy with fresh Vegetables such as Carrot or Cucumber. As I cannot tolerate very hot Chilli, I used fairly mild Cayenne Pepper, and the flavour was just scrumptious. …

  • Takikomigohan

    Rice Cooker Jambalaya

    I have shared my ‘Oven-Baked Jambalaya’ recipe on this website. It is quite easy to cook. But today, I didn’t have enough energy. I wanted to cook it in the easiest possible way. The Rice Cooker is the best method. I placed the Chicken pieces at the bottom as I wanted to brown them. How …

  • Vegetables

    No-Mayonnaise Coleslaw

    No Mayonnaise and No Dairy are needed to make this Coleslaw. This is an absolutely simple recipe, yet this Coleslaw is really good. It goes well with Asian dishes, Western dishes and other dishes in many different flavours. Makes 4 to 6 Ingredients 500g Cabbage *choose soft & juicy Cabbage1/2 Carrot *slice into thin strips1/2 …

  • Sweets

    Hot Cross Bun & Butter Instant Pudding

    You have a leftover Hot Cross Bun? If it is old and dry, it’s perfect for this. You can make this comforting treat in less than 10 minutes using microwave. You can double or quadruple the amount for multiple servings, and bake it in the oven instead of microwaving, just like ‘Bread & Butter Pudding’. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Lemon Curd Slice

    On the other day, my daughter tried a ‘Lemon Slice’ recipe that she found on YouTube. She baked the base, poured the lemon topping mixture over the base, and baked it again. The lemon topping didn’t set, and it was far too sweet. Then I decided to create my own ‘Lemon Slice’. The base of …

  • Chicken

    Chicken Katsu with Curry Ketchup Sauce

    The deep-fried Chicken fillet coated with Panko breadcrumbs is called ‘Chicken Katsu’ in Japanese. Pork version is, of course, the famous and popular ‘Tonkatsu’. ‘Tonkatsu Sauce’ is the most popular sauce to serve with ‘Chicken Katsu’. Today I served it with my ‘Curry Ketchup Sauce’. It was DELICIOUS!!! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Chicken Katsu500 to …

  • Vegetables

    Takuan (Pickled Daikon) & Lettuce Salad

    On the other day when I shared my ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon) recipe, I received a request for ideas to use ‘Takuan’. ‘Takuan’ is pickled Daikon. You can use it just like other pickled Vegetables. ‘Takuan’ is seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. It is a perfect ingredient for Salad. Because it is quite salty and …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls) Pork

    Tonkatsu Onigirazu (Rice Sandwich)

    When I have leftover Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet), I usually make ‘Katsu Sando’ (Tonkatsu Sandwich) for lunch next day. Today I made this Rice Sandwich ‘Onigirazu’. Tonkastu Sauce can go well with Rice, but Miso Sauce is my choice. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 serving Cooked Short Grain Rice1 sheet Nori1/2 or 1 Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet) …

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