• Vegetables

    Tabbouleh & Green Vegetables Salad

    Parsley has grown like a jungle in my herb garden. I decided to make Tabbouleh, so that I can use a lot of Parsley. I love Tabbouleh, but it is not very popular among my family members as they don’t like the overwhelming Parsley and Mint. So I added Green Vegetables they like, such as …

  • Curry Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Curry Flavoured Pork & Eggplant Rice Bowl

    When you stir-fry Eggplant with other ingredients, cooking time can be an issue. Today I cooked Eggplant with thinly sliced Pork. How would you cook these two ingredients together? My method is pre-cook Eggplant in the microwave. Once you have done it, this dish can be cooked very quickly. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 Eggplant …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Pumpkin Doughnuts

    The other day I made leftover cooked Pumpkin into ‘Pumpkin Dango Dumplings’ using Glutinous Rice Flour. Today I used Regular Self-Raising and made it into Doughnuts. The process is almost identical. You mix the pureed Pumpkin with Flour. I added some Sugar for these Doughnuts. Makes 20 Balls Ingredients 100g Cooked Pumpkin *pureed2 tablespoons Caster …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Coconut Cupcakes

    The other day I had leftover Coconut Milk. I used it to make my Basic Plain Cupcakes replacing Milk with the Coconut Milk. I also replaced some Flour with Desiccated Coconut. The cupcakes turned out delicious and full of coconut flavour. Today I made the cupcakes again, and decorated them with a generous amount of …

  • Pork Ramen

    Crispy Instant Ramen with Stir-fry

    I want to share another way you can cook an Instant ‘Soy Sauce’ Ramen. An extra effort is required, but it is worth it. Crispy Noodles with Stir-fry is my favourite dish and this is an attempt to create it using an Instant Ramen. If you are served this dish at a casual eatery, you …

  • Vegetables

    Sir-fried Wombok with Olive Oil, Garlic & Chilli

    I assume you love the fabulous combination of Olive Oil, Garlic and Chilli. Many Vegetables can be cooked in this flavour. Today I cooked Wombok. You may wish to drizzle with some Soy Sauce for extra Umami when you serve. Makes 3 to 4 Servings Ingredients 1/4 Wombok *350 to 400g1 tablespoon Olive Oil2 cloves …

  • Beef Curry Pork Ramen

    Instant Curry Ramen

    This is another super easy recipe that transforms the Instant Ramen into a delicious and nutritious meal. I recommend to use Japanese Soy Sauce Instant Ramen for this dish as its soup is most suitable for the curry flavour. I definitely want to add an Egg as a topping. You don’t have a boiled egg? …

  • Chicken

    Fish Sauce Teriyaki Chicken

    To make Teriyaki Sauce, I use Sugar, Soy Sauce and Mirin. One day I used Fish Sauce instead of Soy Sauce. I though Garlic and Citrus Juice were definitely needed. I added Chilli as well. Then my Teriyaki Chicken ended up as something familiar. It’s very different from Japanese Teriyaki, but it is absolutely delicious. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    ANZAC Apple Crumbles

    ‘ANZAC Biscuit’ is one of the most popular sweet biscuits in Australia. It has long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. Today I made this Apple Crumble with the Crumble similar to the ANZAC Biscuit dough. To enjoy the flavour of the Crumble, I didn’t …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg

    Garlic Chives & Egg Rice Bowl

    Using the Egg to bind the ingredients that are cooked in the saucer or soup is a very popular cooking technic in Japanese cuisine. ‘Oyako Don’ is one example. Today I cooked Garlic Chives and Eggs in this method to make this rice bowl dish. A super quick and easy, and very Japanese flavoured dish. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Gluten-Free Rice Flour & Almond Meal Cookies

    I sometimes bake Cookies and Cakes for the staff members of a tool shop where my husband works. Some of the members are with gluten intolerance. I made these Cookies for them. I used finely ground Rice Flour, that is widely available from Asian grocery stores. It is much cheaper than Gluten-Free Flour, that is …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Beef Mince & Garlic Chives Rice Bowl

    This is another super quick and easy dish that is perfect for my lunch. Today I used leftover Beef Mince, but naturally you can use thinly sliced Beef. Pork is also good. Garlic Chives is garlicky, but I recommend to add Garlic as well. It’s a very simple dish, yet really yummy with Rice. Makes …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    Japanese ‘Ponzu’ Dressing

    ‘Ponzu’ is a super versatile sauce and it can be used as a salad dressing, too. I often add a small amount of Oil to it. Add Ginger, Onion and Toasted Sesame Seeds as well for extra flavours. Because I always have a bottle of ‘Ponzu’, this dressing is super quick and easy for me …

  • Vegetables

    Instant Pickled Red Onion

    I looked for recipes for Quick Pickled Red Onion and I was disappointed with all of them. I don’t want to use a lot of Vinegar to pickle just 1 Onion. I don’t want to wait for several hours. Then, I ended up making this Instant Pickled Red Onion using a typical Japanese vinaigrette ‘Amazu’, …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Coffee Chocolate Fondant

    My ‘Coffee Chocolate Fondant’ is super easy as I bake the batter in the ramekins. It doesn’t have to look perfect as it tastes good. Today I baked it for 30 minutes as I like the batter softly cooked through. If you want the inside gooey (undercooked), please reduce the cooking time. The flavour of …

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