Archive for March 9th, 2020

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Cold Sweets

    Azuki Milk Agar Jelly

    Cold jelly sweets are very popular during the hot and humid summer in Japan. I like any kind of jelly sweets, but my favourite is Azuki Kanten Jelly ‘Mizu-Yōkan’. A variety of Azuki jelly sweets are available from shops over there, but, here in Melbourne, I have to make them if I want to eat …

  • Sea Vegetables

    Shiso Wakame ‘Furikake’

    I am very fond of this kind or savoury sprinkles, which are called ‘Furikake’ in Japan, to eat with Rice. Many Asian grocery stores sell some ‘Furikake’ products but I have never seen ‘Shiso (Perilla) Wakame Furikake’ in Australia. Since I started growing Shiso in my garden, I have some harvest every year, and I …

  • Chicken Takikomigohan

    Chicken & Gobō Takikomigohan

    Gobō (Burdock Root) is a very popular vegetable in Japan, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to find where I live. I have seen Frozen Sliced Gobō many years ago at an Asian grocery store, and that was the only time I saw Gobō in Australia. Then, I decided to grow them in my vegetable garden. After …