Vegetables

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Sage Leaves Tempura

    Herbs that have strong flavour are suitable for Tempura. Parsley Tempura is very popular. My Sage plants in the garden are growing so well but I don’t use Sage for cooking very often. Today I made Sage Leaves into Tempura. You can hardly taste Sage, but this can be a great appetiser. Makes 2 Servings …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Potato, Cucumber & Dill Salad

    I had a bunch of fresh Dill and I needed to use it soon. You can use quite a lot of Dill for this salad. I recommend to cook Potatoes VERY soft, so that you would partially mash them when you are mixing with other ingredients. You can add Ham and Carrot to this salad …

  • Vegetables

    Wombok Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing

    You might have seen Japanese Creamy Sesame Dressing at Asian grocery stores. It’s very popular in Japan. You don’t need to buy it as it is actually quite easy to make if you have Sesame Seeds and Japanese Mayonnaise. And you know exactly what’s in it when you make it yourself. This is a very …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Scrumptious Pork & Eggplant

    Pork and Eggplant is a great combination. I often season with Miso, Sugar and Mirin, which is a brilliant flavour for Pork & Eggplant. Today I used Soy Sauce, Sugar and Mirin, which is another popular combinations of seasonings. The dish was delicious and Eggplant was meltingly soft. You got to serve this dish with …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken & Cucumber Salad with Sesame Dressing

    This is a very popular salad in Japan. It is a quick & easy dish, that is delicious and nutritious. I believe every household has its own recipe for the Sesame Dressing. Some people make it quite sweet. This is my family’s recipe. Please alter the amount of Sugar to suit your taste. Makes 4 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Vegetables

    Vegan Vegetable Rice Bowl

    I have shared my recipe ‘Monk’s Vegan Soup’ that is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. ‘Kenchin-jiru’ is 100% plant-based soup. It is full of flavours as a variety of ingredients are added. This is a ‘Kenchin-jiru’ inspired rice bowl dish. Please use many different Vegetables and Asian Mushrooms, and Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) is essential for …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Cucumber & Tuna Salad

    When I need to make one more dish for dinner, a simple salad is my first option. This Cucumber & Tuna Salad is quick & easy. I cut the Cucumber in a fancy way today, in the same way as Cucumber Snake. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large Continental Cucumber1/4 teaspoon Salt1 can (95g) Tuna …

  • Vegetables

    Celery Salad with Sesame Dressing

    The Sesame Dressing that I used for this salad is very versatile. It goes so well with many things. I wondered if the celery hater in my family would eat Celery if with this dressing. I don’t know if he enjoyed the salad, but he ate Celery, though he left a few slices on his …

  • Vegetables

    Tabbouleh & Green Vegetables Salad

    Parsley has grown like a jungle in my herb garden. I decided to make Tabbouleh, so that I can use a lot of Parsley. I love Tabbouleh, but it is not very popular among my family members as they don’t like the overwhelming Parsley and Mint. So I added Green Vegetables they like, such as …

  • Vegetables

    Sir-fried Wombok with Olive Oil, Garlic & Chilli

    I assume you love the fabulous combination of Olive Oil, Garlic and Chilli. Many Vegetables can be cooked in this flavour. Today I cooked Wombok. You may wish to drizzle with some Soy Sauce for extra Umami when you serve. Makes 3 to 4 Servings Ingredients 1/4 Wombok *350 to 400g1 tablespoon Olive Oil2 cloves …

  • Vegetables

    Instant Pickled Red Onion

    I looked for recipes for Quick Pickled Red Onion and I was disappointed with all of them. I don’t want to use a lot of Vinegar to pickle just 1 Onion. I don’t want to wait for several hours. Then, I ended up making this Instant Pickled Red Onion using a typical Japanese vinaigrette ‘Amazu’, …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta Vegetables

    Pasta Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

    Macaroni Salad is the most popular salad in Japan and I have my own recipe. It’s a lovely salad and I have been making it repeatedly for decades. The same Macaroni Salad again and again, and I wanted to make something different today. This is my American inspired Pasta Salad, but still tastes Japanese as …

  • Vegetables

    Chilli Butter Corn

    Butter & Soy Sauce is a great flavour for Corn and it is my favourite. Today I added Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) to the Butter & Soy Sauce. If you don’t have it, you can add Chilli Flakes OR other Chilli base sauce. Corn’s sweetness goes so well in this flavour. Makes 4 Servings …

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