Vegetables

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Garlic Chives & Black Fungus

    Garlic Chives and Black Fungus is a winning combination. This dish was originally a salad. Garlic Chives and Black Fungus are supposed to be blanched, then dressed with the sauce. However, it is easier for me to stir-fry instead of blanching and squeezing. The result is almost identical, but this stir-fried version is naturally less …

  • Vegetables

    Pan-fried Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts

    If you are looking for a different way to cook Brussels Sprouts, try this Pan-fried Brussels Sprouts. I have been cooking many vegetable in this pan-steam-fry method these days. You only need a frying pan and a lid. This recipe is for plain Salt & Pepper flavour, but you can add Spices, Soy Sauce (I …

  • Vegetables

    Pan-fried Cheesy Asparagus

    Many people cook this dish in the oven, but I don’t want to heat up the oven just to make this dish. Pan-frying is more energy-efficient. The top of the cheese won’t get browned when cooked in a frying pan, but the bottom gets browned. For an everyday meal, this is good enough for me. …

  • Fish Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Cucumber & Tuna

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a dish of vegetables dressed with sweet sesame seed sauce. ‘Goma-ae’ is one of the most popular recipes on my website. Today I added a small can of Tuna. I have never done it before. The result was brilliant! As I seasoned Cucumber with Salt, I reduced the amount of Soy Sauce in …

  • Udon Vegetables

    Salad Udon

    Christmas is approaching and it is summer in Melbourne. On a hot day like today, I only want to eat something cold and refreshing. ‘Salad Udon’ is a perfect choice and it can be made very quickly using Frozen Udon. For toppings, add whatever you like or you have in hand. This is a very …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Simmered Eggplant & Enoki

    If you like ‘Nametake’ Enoki, you will love this dish. This dish is cooked in the same flavoured sauce and the melting Eggplant is accompanied. It’s so good with freshly cooked rice. Chilli Flakes is optional, but I always add a little bit for a slight heat. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 medium Eggplant *about …

  • Vegetables

    Red Cabbage & Fennel Coleslaw

    My ‘Fennel & Apple Coleslaw’ is so refreshing and it can go well with BBQ, Fried Chicken, Sausages, etc. Today I made it with Red Cabbage and I added Red Onion. The result was brilliant. This extra crunchy coleslaw with a striking colour and a tangy flavour will be a winner! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Vegetables

    Pumpkin ‘Goma-ae’

    Japan has great Pumpkins that have rather dry and powdery texture like Chestnuts. Since I moved to Australia, I have tried to create some pumpkin dishes that I used to cook in Japan, but all Pumpkins available in Australia, including a Pumpkin called Japanese Pumpkin, have turned too watery, sloppy or mushy. They are not …

  • Other Soup Ramen Vegetables

    Hot & Sour Instant Ramen

    In Melbourne where I live, many supermarkets are now selling Japanese ‘Nisshin’ brand Instant Ramen. You really can’t underestimate Japanese Instant Ramen. Here is a fun way to cook ‘Soy Sauce’ flavoured Instant Ramen. If you like Hot & Sour soup, you would enjoy this dish. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 serving Instant Soy Sauce …

  • Vegetables

    Carrot & Tuna ‘Goma-ae’

    My ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce is good with a variety of Vegetables and Mushrooms. As it is so easy to make, I often make a ‘Goma-ae’ dish when I need an extra dish for dinner. This Carrot & Tuna ‘Goma-ae’ is a great option as I always have the ingredients. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Carrots *Today …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Shiitake & Lotus Root ‘Goma-ae’

    Local supermarket stores are now selling Frozen Lotus Root Slices thanks to the Asian population increase in the area. When I stir-fry them, I usually cook frozen slices so that the crunchy texture would more likely remain. Today I simply mixed with my ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce with Shiitate Mushrooms. It was simply delicious! Makes 4 to …

  • Takikomigohan Vegetables

    Broccoli Rice

    My ‘Broccoli Rice’ is not minced Broccoli. Broccoli is cooked with Rice, and with Butter. When my son was a young child, I did all sort of tricks to make him eat veggies. One trick was mixing veggies with his favourite food. He loved rice. So I often cooked rice with finely chopped up or …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Temaki (Self-Serve) Rice Paper Rolls

    You know ‘Temaki-zushi’, the self-serve Sushi Rolls. It is easy to prepare, and great fun to eat as everyone rolls by themselves at dinner table. Self-serve Rice Paper Rolls is also a great fun. Today I served Beef as main filling, but naturally you can serve whatever you like. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dry Rice …

  • Vegetables

    Broccoli Stem Sesame Garlic Salad

    ‘Mock Zha Cai‘ and ‘Nuta Salad’ are lovely ways to use up Broccoli Stems. Here is another recipe for you to try. This is a Korean inspired Sesame & Garlic flavoured salad. This salad is also really good for drinking. Makes 1 to 2 Servings Ingredients 2 Broccoli Stems *about 150g1 small clove Garlic *grated1 …

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