Vegetables

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Vegetables

    Vegan Yakiniku Don

    The term of ‘Yakiniku’ commonly refers to the Japanese style BBQ that is often enjoyed at dinner table. The main ingredient is meat. How can it be Vegan? Well, the Yakiniku Sauce is animal-product-free and it is so versatile. It’s a great sauce for the stir-fry. Today I used fillet type Dry Soy Meat, which …

  • Chicken Tofu Vegetables

    Scrambled Tofu, Veggies & Egg

    This traditional Japanese dish is called ‘Iri Dōfu’ (Scrambled Tofu) in Japan. It can be a vegetarian dish, but I would like to add Chicken. Momen Tofu or medium soft Tofu is traditionally used, but you must press it to remove excess water. I prefer Firm Tofu for this dish as I can use it …

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    Carrot & Tomato Fish Sauce Salad

    The other day when I cooked Thai flavoured Chicken for dinner, I wanted to serve something refreshing. And I made this salad. Because it was so good, I wrote down how I made it. Today I made it again according to my notes, and I added Coriander leaves, even though I knew I would receive …

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    Gochujang & Sesame Salad Dressing

    This is my Korean inspired salad dressing. Fresh salad vegetables such as Lettuce and Cucumber, and cooked vegetables such as Spinach and Carrot, are all suitable with this dressing sauce. Taste the sauce and alter the flavour to suit your taste. You may wish to add extra Gochujang, but 1 teaspoon is maximum for me. …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Stir-fried Beef & Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

    This is a very popular dish. In Australia, this dish is available from most Chinese takeaways. Probably you have your own recipe. This is how I cook it. Serve it with freshly cooked rice. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 head Broccoli *cut into small florets, thick stem sliced1 tablespoon Oil *plus extra1 pinch Salt2 to …

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    Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower

    I have been cooking Cauliflower in different ways. I admit my favourite method is roasting in the oven, though it is not the best energy saving. My family loves ‘Curry Flavoured Roasted Cauliflower’. After repeatedly cooked the same flavoured Roasted Cauliflower, it was time for me to create a new flavour. Cheese always goes well …

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    Pan-fried Garlic Cheese Cauliflower

    Since I discovered the pan-steaming method to cook Broccoli, and it is the best & easiest way to cook Broccoli, I tried to cook Cauliflower in the same way. It works but it seems I need a little more water for Cauliflower. Today I added grated Cheese. As the result was so good, I must …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Simmered Wombok & Pork

    It is getting cold in Melbourne. Winter vegetables have started appearing in the stores. When Wombok is in season, I always cook this dish. It’s super easy, comforting, nutritious and delicious. Season lightly to eat it as soup, or season fairly well if you want to pour it over rice. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 350g …

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    Takuan & Cabbage Ponzu Salad

    ‘Takuan’ is Japanese pickled Daikon. As ‘Takuan’ is commonly seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar, it can be a great ingredient for salads. Today I mixed it with Cabbage. I often use boiling kettle water to slightly cook Cabbage, so that I can reduce the volume. You may wish to blanch it in salted water. …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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. …

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    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 …

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