• Pork Takikomigohan

    Pork ‘Okowa’ Glutinous Rice

    Every now and then I crave this type of Glutinous Rice dish, and eat it too much every time I cook it. It is my absolute favourite food. I usually cook it with Chicken, but today I used Pork. I definitely like slightly sweeter flavour for the Pork version and I added 1 teaspoon Sugar, …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Super Easy Bread Pudding

    ‘Bread & Butter Pudding’ is one of my husband’s favourite winter desserts. It is not hard to make, but some fiddly work is required such as buttering the bread slices. I even spread Apricot Jam, then cut the slices, arrange them in a baking dish. This recipe is much easier. Bread can be Hot Dog …

  • Vegetables

    Stir-fried Okra with Garlic & Chilli

    For those who have never cooked OR eaten Okra, here is a super easy recipe you can try. It’s a very simple stir-fry with Garlic and Chilli. Today I used Olive Oil but Sesame Oil is also nice. You can add salty Anchovy, season with Soy Sauce OR add some spices. It can be Mediterranean, …

  • Vegetables

    Pan-fried Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

    This dish is not very healthy as Brussels Sprouts are cooked with Bacon fat. If you want to make it less unhealthy, you can remove all the Bacon fat and cook Brussels Sprouts with healthy Oil. Parmesan Cheese is optional, but I found it adds extra flavour and the dish tastes better. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Beef Curry Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Curry Flavoured Beef Rice Bowl

    I often cook ‘Quick & Easy Beef Rice Bowl’ for my lunch. This type of dish has been absolutely quick and easy since my local supermarket started selling super thinly sliced Beef and Pork, that are frozen and in tuber shape. You can find them at most Asian grocery stores. Today I added Garlic and …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    ‘Kabayaki’ Eel & Egg Rice Bowl

    In Japan, there are many rice bowl dishes similar to the popular ‘Oyako Don’. You cook ingredients in soy sauce based sweet sauce, then bind the ingredients with Egg. Today I used ‘Kabayaki’ Eel and Spring Onion. Fishy smell could be reduced by Ginger. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1/2 fillet ‘Kabayaki’ Eel *80 to 100g1 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Rice Cooker Orange Marmalade Cake

    Auntie Joan gives us a jar of her Orange Marmalade every year. We don’t eat Orange Marmalade, but I am very happy to receive it because her Orange Marmalade makes lovely cakes. ‘Orange Marmalade & Whisky Pound Cake’ is my favourite, but today I tried to make a rice cooker cake. It turned out a …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Beans & Peas

    Spicy Nattō Fried Rice

    Nattō, fermented Soy Beans, is a very nutritious and healthy food, but many people hate it because of its smell. I have shared many Nattō recipes on this website. Here is another one you can try. It’s a Spicy Fried Rice cooked with Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce). As Toban Djan is quite salty, DO …

  • Vegetables

    Turnip, Persimmon & Pear Salad

    Turnip & Persimmon ‘Namasu’, a type of Japanese salad, is one of my favourites. When Persimmons start to appear at stores in autumn, I always make it. Today I added Pear to make this salad because I believed Pear would improve the flavour, and I was right. This salad probably looks boring, but it is …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Earl Grey Tea Cookies

    You can use your favourite tea leaves, but I like to use Earl Grey. The tea leaves should be finely ground, so tea bags would be the easiest to use. I added the contents of 2 tea bags to my ‘Easiest Sweet Shortcrust Pastry’ that can be a fantastic cookie dough. Shortbread dough is also …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish Sushi

    ‘Kabayaki’ Eel Sushi Rice Bowl

    ‘Kabayaki’ Eel is a popular filling for many different types of Sushi. Many Asian grocery stores and some supermarkets in Melbourne sell Frozen ‘Kabayaki’ Eel, sometimes called Roasted Eel OR Grilled Eel. I used it to make this Sushi Rice Bowl today. Quick and easy way to enjoy Eel, and it won’t cost too much. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Sweet Potato & Marshmallows

    I have come across an interesting YouTube video. British high school boys were tasting American Thanksgiving dishes, and one of them was a dessert called ‘Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows.’ Many boys said it was extremely sweet. I had never known such a dessert and I was very curious, so I studied the recipes I …

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