Potato

  • Potato Vegetables

    Spinach, Sweet Potato & Fetta Salad

    I used to make a pasta dish using these three ingredients, Spinach, Sweet Potato & Fetta. Many years ago, I had the pasta dish at a small cafe in Melbourne CBD. I fell in love with it, and I started making it. These days, I often leave out the pasta and make just the salad. …

  • Beef Potato

    Potato & Bolognese Sauce Cheese Bake

    Have you got leftover Bolognese Sauce? Try this Potato Cheese Bake. It is super easy and you really don’t need a recipe to make it. Peel and cut Potatoes, boil them until soft, season with Salt & Pepper, cover with your leftover Bolognese Sauce and Cheese, then bake it. How simple is that? Makes 4 …

  • Potato Tofu Vegetables

    Vegan Cottage Pie

    Since my discovery of Dry Soy Meat (Mince Type) at a local Asian grocery store, I have been cooking mince dishes replacing the mince with Soy Meat. The texture of Soy Meat is very similar to meat mince, and this Cottage Pie seems to be quite satisfying even for meat lovers. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Potato Sweets

    Dorayaki with Sweet Potato Paste

    ‘Dorayaki’ is two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling. The most popular filling is ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste), but you can use any filling as there is no rule. Today I made with Sweet Potato Paste. You can reduce the amount of Sugar when you make the paste, so that you can enjoy the natural …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Kimchi & Sweet Potato Salad

    On the other day, when I shared my ‘Kimchi Potato’ recipe on my Facebook page, a Canadian man posted his comment that he loved Kimchi & Sweet Potato. He also posted a photo of a dish of Kimchi & Sweet Potato that he cooked. That photo inspired me to make this recipe. Kimchi & Sweet …

  • Dips & Spreads Potato

    Sweet Potato Paste

    Sweet paste made of mashed beans such as Azuki OR Butter Beans is very popular in Japan. The paste made of Chestnuts is also popular. Today I want to introduce this ‘Sweet Potato Paste’. This paste can be used as a filling for ‘Dorayaki’, Crepes, Pancakes, Buns, etc. You can spread it on a toast. …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Kimchi Potato

    Do you like Kimchi? Have you ever mixed it with boiled Potato? If you haven’t, try it next time when you have both. It is absolutely simple to make and really tasty. Kimchi is very sour, but the sourness is not overwhelming when mixed with Potato. Japanese Mayonnaise can be added. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Broccoli Potato Salad

    My Family’s Potato Salad is a special salad for us. Everyone loves it and it always reminds us my mother’s kitchen. It is not hard to make but it is time consuming. This ‘Broccoli Potato Salad’ is almost identical but much easier to prepare as I don’t mash the Potatoes. A whole head of Broccoli …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Quick & Cheesy Broccoli Potato

    I saw a lovely looking dish of roasted Broccoli and Potatoes that were mixed with Garlic and Anchovy. Sounds really good, doesn’t it? But, I didn’t want to use the oven. If it is just Broccoli, I would cook it in a frying pan. But I needed to cook Potatoes as well. So, I boiled …

  • Potato

    Sushi Vinegar Potato Chips

    I love Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips. On the other day, I searched for the recipes on the internet, and discovered most recipes require a lot of Vinegar, 2 to 3 cups of it, to soak the Potato slices. No way!!! We Japanese know a famous food product called ‘Sushinoko’, that is the powdered Sushi …

  • Chicken Potato Vegetables

    Simmered Root Vegetables & Chicken

    This dish is called ‘Chikuzen-ni’ (筑前煮) in Japan. It was a local dish in Chikuzen region in the island of Kyushu. It is now popular in other parts of Japan and often prepared for the New Year celebration. It can be difficult to find all these ingredients outside Japan. In particular, Gobō and Lotus Root …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Potato

    Sugar Coated Sweet Potato Sticks

    This ‘Sugar Coated Sweet Potato Sticks’ are called ‘Imo Kempi’ in Japan and it was one of my favourite childhood snacks. It is really easy to make, but not so easy to make them super crunchy like the ones from shops. Today I could make them for the first time in many years thanks to …

  • Beans & Peas Potato

    Broad Beans & Potato Salad

    Broad Beans lovers should try this Potato Salad. Fresh Broad Beans are the best, but Frozen Broad Beans are perfectly suitable for this salad. You can add as much Broad Beans as you want. This salad can be a good sandwich filling, too. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 to 3 Potatoes *about 500g, peeled and …

  • Potato Sweets

    Fried & Glazed Japanese Sweet Potato

    Japanese Sweet Potato is one of the vegetables that I miss. My favourite Japanese Sweet Potato dish is ‘Daigaku Imo’ (大学芋) that is deep-fried Sweet Potato coated with sweet and savoury glaze. I have tried to make it using Sweet Potatoes that are available in Australia and none of them was good. Then, today I …

  • Pork Potato

    Pork Mince Nikujaga

    ‘Nikujaga’ is the dish of ‘Niku’ (Meat) and ‘Jaga’ (Potato) cooked in sweet soy sauce flavoured broth. It is one of the most popular home cooking dishes in Japan, and I cook it very often. I use thinly sliced Beef, but ‘Niku’ can be other Meat. Thinly sliced Meat is most popular, but it can …

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