All posts by Hiroko

  • Takikomigohan

    Rice Cooker Jambalaya

    I have shared my ‘Oven-Baked Jambalaya’ recipe on this website. It is quite easy to cook. But today, I didn’t have enough energy. I wanted to cook it in the easiest possible way. The Rice Cooker is the best method. I placed the Chicken pieces at the bottom as I wanted to brown them. How …

  • Vegetables

    No-Mayonnaise Coleslaw

    No Mayonnaise and No Dairy are needed to make this Coleslaw. This is an absolutely simple recipe, yet this Coleslaw is really good. It goes well with Asian dishes, Western dishes and other dishes in many different flavours. Makes 4 to 6 Ingredients 500g Cabbage *choose soft & juicy Cabbage1/2 Carrot *slice into thin strips1/2 …

  • Sweets

    Hot Cross Bun & Butter Instant Pudding

    You have a leftover Hot Cross Bun? If it is old and dry, it’s perfect for this. You can make this comforting treat in less than 10 minutes using microwave. You can double or quadruple the amount for multiple servings, and bake it in the oven instead of microwaving, just like ‘Bread & Butter Pudding’. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Lemon Curd Slice

    On the other day, my daughter tried a ‘Lemon Slice’ recipe that she found on YouTube. She baked the base, poured the lemon topping mixture over the base, and baked it again. The lemon topping didn’t set, and it was far too sweet. Then I decided to create my own ‘Lemon Slice’. The base of …

  • Chicken

    Chicken Katsu with Curry Ketchup Sauce

    The deep-fried Chicken fillet coated with Panko breadcrumbs is called ‘Chicken Katsu’ in Japanese. Pork version is, of course, the famous and popular ‘Tonkatsu’. ‘Tonkatsu Sauce’ is the most popular sauce to serve with ‘Chicken Katsu’. Today I served it with my ‘Curry Ketchup Sauce’. It was DELICIOUS!!! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Chicken Katsu500 to …

  • Vegetables

    Takuan (Pickled Daikon) & Lettuce Salad

    On the other day when I shared my ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon) recipe, I received a request for ideas to use ‘Takuan’. ‘Takuan’ is pickled Daikon. You can use it just like other pickled Vegetables. ‘Takuan’ is seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. It is a perfect ingredient for Salad. Because it is quite salty and …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls) Pork

    Tonkatsu Onigirazu (Rice Sandwich)

    When I have leftover Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet), I usually make ‘Katsu Sando’ (Tonkatsu Sandwich) for lunch next day. Today I made this Rice Sandwich ‘Onigirazu’. Tonkastu Sauce can go well with Rice, but Miso Sauce is my choice. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 serving Cooked Short Grain Rice1 sheet Nori1/2 or 1 Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet) …

  • Bread Pork

    Tonkatsu Sandwich

    Tonkatsu, the deep-fried Pork Cutlet coated with Panko Breadcrumbs, is not particularly difficult to cook, but it’s time consuming. Thats’ why, when I cook it, I always cook extra. And the leftover Tonkatsu can be used for many ways. This sandwich is called ‘Katsu Sando’ in Japan and it’s very popular. This is something I …

  • Vegetables

    Stir-fried ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon)

    My mother used to pickle a lot of Daikon in a very large container every year. She shared her ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon) with our neighbours. The ‘Takuan’ gradually turned sour due to the fermentation, and they eventually became too sour to enjoy. She used to stir-fry those super-sour ‘Takuan’ with Sesame Oil. Once our neighbours …

  • Vegetables

    Easy ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon)

    Japanese pickled Daikon is called ‘Takuan’. My mother used to pickle Daikon in a huge bucket-like container every year. She would hang Daikon in the sun for a few weeks until dehydrated and wilted, then pickle them with a mixture of Salt, Rice Bran, Kombu (Kelp), and some Citrus Peels. She probably added ‘Kuchinashi’ (Cape …

  • Cold Sweets

    Frozen Cream Cheese Dessert

    This dessert is super easy to make and everyone would love it. It is best when softly frozen, but you can enjoy it unfrozen just like a mousse. Freeze it in a large container OR individual serving glasses. You may wish to increase the amount of Sugar as 2 tablespoons seems too small, but you …

  • Vegetables

    Pan-fried Broccoli & Sausages

    I have been cooking Broccoli using a frying pan lately, and I can tell you that’s the best method to cook Broccoli. Better than boiling or steaming. You can find many Pan-fried Broccoli recipes on this website. When you cook Broccoli in a frying pan, adding extra Protein is easy. Today I added Smoked Sausages. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cheese

    Cream Cheese Frosting

    This is a great frosting for all your favourite cakes, but particularly good for Carrot Cake and Banana Cake. Ingredients 50g Unsalted Butter *softened125g Cream Cheese *softened1 cup Icing Sugar *sifted2 teaspoons Lemon Juice Method Place softened Cream Cheese, softened Butter and Lemon Juice in a bowl. Using a whisk, beat until well combined. Gradually …

  • Vegetables

    Creamy ‘Goma-ae’ Asparagus

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables dressed with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce, which is made of Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sugar and Soy Sauce. Today I added Japanese Mayonnaise to it and I reduced the amount of Sugar. Creamy ‘Goma-ae’ sauce and Asparagus are a good match. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 bunch (150g) AsparagusSalt for cooking …

  • Vegetables

    Pan-fried Leek with Sesame Oil

    I like grilled Spring Onion very much. I season it with a little bit of Salt or Soy Sauce. Have you tried it yet? You can see it at ‘Lazy Yakitori’ recipe page. I tried to cook Leek in the same way. I am glad I tried it. It was delicious. Perfect for drinking. Makes …

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