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  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken & Cucumber Spicy ‘Goma-ae’

    It doesn’t take long to cook a chicken breast fillet and you can easily cook it in the microwave. While you wait for the chicken to cool, slice cucumber and make the sauce. This dish can be made in ten minutes. A perfect dish on a hot day. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 Continental Cucumber …

  • Vegetables

    Garlic ‘Goma-ae’ Asparagus

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a kind of Japanese salad. Most commonly boiled vegetables are dressed with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce which is made of toasted sesame seeds, sugar and soy sauce. There is another type of ‘Goma-ae’ which is not sweet at all, but garlicky. If you like garlic, why don’t you try? Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Asparagus 1 …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Cucumber

    ‘Goma-ae’, the dish of vegetables seasoned with sweet sesame seeds sauce is very popular with my family. Most commonly I use cooked vegetables such as Green Beans, Carrot or Spinach. I recently discovered fresh cucumber is also very tasty with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 large Continental Cucumber *OR 2 Lebanese Cucumbers1/4 teaspoon …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Beans

    Green Beans can be replaced with other Vegetables like Spinach, Carrot, Asian Mushrooms, Asparagus, Gobo, Broccoli, etc. This is one of the most popular ‘Ae-mono’, a type of Japanese salad, and my most favourite vegetable dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients About 350g Green Beans*Beans can be replaced with Spinach, Carrot, Japanese Mushrooms (eg. Shiitake & …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach

    ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce goes very well with many vegetables or Asian mushrooms. For this dish, please use Fresh Spinach, not frozen cooked spinach or shredded spinach. Thick and large leaves are most suitable, but you must not over-cook the Spinach because it should retain tender-crisp texture. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 bunch (*250 to 300g) Spinach …

  • Halloween

    Halloween Zombie Bento

    In the Halloween season last year, I made ‘Zombie Cookies’. It was great fun making those Zombie faces with cookie dough. This year, I decided to make Zombie Bento (a packed lunch). This Bento has been inspired by Chicken Soboro Don. I used Beef Mince instead of Chicken Mince, but you can use other Minced …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Spinach & Egg with Sesame Oyster Sauce

    I often cook ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach, a popular Japanese dish. My family members don’t complain about the same dish’s frequent appearance on the dinner table, but I feel bad about cooking the same thing again and again. I tried to season it differently. Japanese ‘Goma-ae’ sauce is seasoned with Soy Sauce and Sugar. Today I used …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tofu

    Kōya Dōfu Soboro

    Tofu is an excellent plant-based protein. Kōya Dōfu (Freeze-dried Tofu) has meat-like texture and it is a good meat substitute. Today I cooked finely chopped Kōya Dōfu in the same way as ‘Chicken Soboro’. However, you can’t cook in exactly same way because Kōya Dōfu is very dry. You need to add Dashi Stock. Makes …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Peanut-ae’ Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum)

    Edible Chrysanthemum is easy to grow. If you have no access to this beautiful vegetable, it would be a fun and rewarding activity for you to try. Edible Chrysanthemum is growing crazy in my herb garden at the moment. I picked leaves, blanched them and combined with ‘Peanut-ae’ sauce. You may prefer ‘Goma-ae’ sauce made …

  • Nuts Vegetables

    ‘Peanut-ae’ Beans

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a very popular Japanese dish and it is made with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce, which is a sweet sauce of ground toasted sesame seeds and it goes very well with many vegetables. Sometimes ‘Kurumi’ (Walnuts) is used instead of Sesame Seeds, and the dish is called ‘Kurumi-ae’. You can use Peanuts, and the dish is …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Spinach Nori Rolls

    If you like ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach, you would wish to try this dish. Blanched Spinach is rolled with Nori (Seaweed Sheet) and served with the sweet ‘Goma-ae’ sesame sauce. You need no special tool to roll. It looks quite sophisticated. A perfect entree when you entertain friends and family. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    ‘Gomamiso-ae’ Brussels Sprouts & Chicken

    How do you cook Brussels Sprouts? Roasting is probably the most popular method, I guess. Pan-frying is also good. I like pan-fried spicy Sprouts. I would cook with Bacon or Pancetta. Today, I am sharing a Japanese recipe, that is ‘Gomamiso-ae’. ‘Gomamiso-ae’ Sauce is similar to ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce. As you can see, it has ‘Miso’ …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Rice Sandwich ‘Onigirazu’

    ‘Onigirazu’ can be translated as ‘not formed/shaped by hands’. Compared to ‘Onigiri’ (Japanese Rice Ball) that is shaped into a ball or a triangle by hands, ‘Onigirazu’ is shaped into a flat square and wrapped with Nori. This new food has no rule at all about the filling. You can use whatever you like. This …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Gomamiso-ae’ Radishes

    ‘Gomamiso-ae’ is a dish of vegetables seasoned with sweet miso sauce with aromatic toasted sesame seeds. The soy sauce version ‘Goma-ae’ and ‘Gomamiso-ae’ both are very popular and they can be made with so many different vegetables, even with the juicy fresh vegetables such as Tomato and Radish. Some people don’t enjoy fresh radish because …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    ‘Ohitashi’ Marinated Spinach & Nori

    There are two very popular Japanese dishes of Spinach. ‘Goma-ae’ is probably the most popular one, and the other one is ‘Ohitashi’, marinated in dashi-base sauce. Many people enjoy it with ‘Katsuobushi’ as a topping. I like it without ‘Katsuobushi’. I often mix Wakame seaweed with Spinach but Toasted Nori is also very nice. Try …

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