Archive for February 9th, 2017

  • Vegetables

    Kombucha Pickled Celery

    For the Japanese, ’Kombucha’ is ‘Kombu-Tea’ which is basically ground Kombu (kelp) powder. Sometimes tea leaves and salt is added. You make the drink by mixing the ‘Kombucha’ powder with hot water. ‘Kombucha’ tastes more like dashi stock. It is totally different from the ‘Kombucha’, a tea-like health drink made form fermented mushrooms originated in …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Cold Pork Salad with Sesame Dressing

    Thinly sliced pork and beef are commonly available in Japan, but not here in Australia. Occasionally I find frozen sliced meat in Asian grocer stores but the ordinary butchers and supermarket stores don’t sell them. That’s why I sometimes purchase a block of meat, half freeze it, slice as thin as I can, then freeze …