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  • Other Soup Vegetables

    My Pumpkin Soup

    Here is the recipe written for my son and daughter to make their mother’s ‘Pumpkin Soup’. I never use Oil for this soup. Just like cooking Japanese soup, I simply cook vegetables in stock. I always use ‘Massel’ chicken stock or vegetable stock. It’s a very simple fuss-free recipe and any novice cooks can make …

  • Fish Other Soup Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Smoked Salmon Rice Soup

    I cook rice very often and left-over rice is in the fridge almost always. Zōsui (Rice Soup) is a great way to use up the left-over cold rice. This is an Italian ‘Risotto’ inspired version. I sometimes add some milk to make the soup creamy and some shaved OR grated Parmesan Cheese for topping. It’s …

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    Chicken Cream Stew

    ‘Cream Stew’ is a very popular dish in Japan. When the weather is getting cold, we often see TV ads of ready-made cream stew roux and we start to crave for the dish. My children loved it when they were young. And now? They still love it. I don’t use read-made roux. It’s a quite …

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    Steamed Savoury Turnip Meringue & Fish

    It’s getting cold in Melbourne. Warm dishes are more enjoyable. I have posted some Japanese winter dish recipes such as ‘Furofuki Daikon’, simmered Daikon radish with sweet miso sauce. I want to introduce another iconic winter dish. It is ‘Steamed Savoury Turnip Meringue’, which tastes a little bit like Wasabi. This dish can be categorised …

  • Mushrooms Other Soup

    Dairy-Free Creamy Mushroom Soup

    Since my daughter stopped eating dairy products, cooking dinner has become a challenge for me. However, I have created many delicious meals without dairy. Here is one of them. My husband, who loves cream and butter and cheese, actually loved this soup better than the ordinary Creamy Mushroom Soup. And this soup is even healthier! …

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    Bean Sprouts & Kimchi Soup

    As the authentic Kimchi is available form a Korean grocery store in the area where I live, I am using Kimchi for a variety of dishes. This spicy soup is a great dish to warm up on a cold day. Adding rice noodles or Harusame noodles, it can be enjoyed as a noodle soup. This …

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    Tomato and Carrot Soup

    Sometimes a failure leads me to a success. On the other day I made Carrot Soup without butter and cream because my daughter doesn’t want to eat them. The soup was not as nice as the one with butter and cream. Then I thought that tomato flavour would make the healthy version of carrot soup …

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    Carrot Soup

    This Carrot Soup tastes as good as my Pumpkin Soup, which is my daughter’s favourite. A few humble ingredients turn into such a wonderful soup but ‘Carrot Soup’ seems not very popular at all in Australia. Have you ever tried ‘Carrot Soup’ before? Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients Carrots 2Onion 1 large oneButter 2 …

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    Wombok Creamy Stew

    It’s Autumn in Melbourne and we are having more cooler days. As the weather is getting cold, I cook soups and stews more often. My ‘Wombok Stew’ is very comforting and delicious, yet so easy to prepare. Sometimes I add carrots, potatoes or tofu. Creamed corn is another good addition, too. Makes 4 to 6 …

  • Egg Other Soup

    Chawanmushi (Savoury Custard Soup)

    Hot soup would be nice for cold night dinner. Chawanmushi (Japanese Savoury Custard Soup) would be perfect! ‘Chawanmushi’ means ‘steamed in a tea cup’ and it is quite easy to make. Here is my family’s home style Chawanmushi recipe. If you don’t have Dashi Stock, why don’t you use Vegetable Stock or Chicken Stock? Use …

  • Other Soup Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Zōsui (Rice Soup) with Dumplings

    My mother used to make Zōsui to finish off bits and pieces of leftover Vegetables and Cooked Rice. To make this soup even more filling, she often added some dumplings which I loved. Mochi is also very nice in this soup but they are not available always, so she made simple wheat flour-base dumplings. This …

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