Archive for November 1st, 2022

  • Pork Sea Vegetables

    Simmered Pork Belly & Kombu (Kelp)

    This is a typical Japanese home-cooked dish. It is quite popular, I often cook it, but probably you have never seen it as you won’t come across a dish like this at Japanese restaurants. Use Pork Belly for this dish, so that Kombu absorbs its fat and ‘umami’. You need to simmer until Kombu is …

  • Mushrooms Other Soup

    Black Fungus & Asian Mushroom Soup

    ‘Black Fungus’ is an edible wood fungus. It is similar to mushrooms. I agree it is a bad naming but it is called ‘Black Fungus’ in Australia. There are many different names for this food. Some of them are even more horrible names. It is called ‘Kikurage’ in Japanese. ‘Black Fungus’ is quite popular in …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Chestnut Scones

    I am proud of my ‘Azuki Scones’. I think they are delicious, and they are one of my favourite Scones. However, my husband hates Sweet Azuki Paste. I know many Europeans people don’t enjoy Azuki Beans cooked very sweet like fruit jam. Today I was actually thinking of making Azuki Sones, which my husband won’t …