• Soba

    Zaru Soba

    With some reasons, many Japanese people often have craving for Soba. I do sometimes have craving for ‘Zaru Soba’, especially on a hot day or when I am tired after a long trip. This dish might be one of our soul foods. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Soba NoodlesMentsuyuYakumi (Condiments) Method Cook Soba Noodles …

  • Other Seafood

    Butter Soy Scallops & Spinach

    Super quick and easy and delicious and nutritious! Great with freshly cooked rice or pasta. Using the ready-to-serve Baby Spinach, this dish can be prepared so quickly. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 300g Scallops1 bunch Spinach *OR plenty of ready-to-serve Baby Spinach20 to 30g Butter1 clove Garlic *finely chopped1 to 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce Method Wash …

  • Other Seafood

    Fried Oysters

    I don’t like raw oysters. Do you? Try this recipe, you will become a big fan of Oysters especially if you like smoked Oysters. It is much easier to make than you think. This very simple recipe can be used for prawns and scallops as well. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Oysters enough for 4 servingsSalt …

  • Fish

    Kingfish Teriyaki

    Kingfish is one of the popular fish in Australia. It has a strong rich flavour and suits for Teriyaki. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 Kingfish FilletsSalt1/2 tablespoon Juice from grated Ginger1 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine)1 tablespoon Soy sauce 1/2 tablespoon Oil Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients 2 tablespoons Mirin1 tablespoon Sugar3 tablespoons Soy Sauce Method Place Kingfish …

  • Fish Tempura

    Trevally Tempura

    Any fresh fish is good for Tempura. Cut into small pieces, it would be much easier to fry. Today I added some ‘Aonori’ to the batter. Tempura dishes that are fried with the batter mixed with sea vegetables are called ‘Isobe-age’. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) is added to the batter, but it …

  • Beef

    Beef Shigureni

    This is a great topping for freshly cooked rice and also a good side dish to enjoy with Sake or Beer. Thinly sliced Beef is traditionally used, but you can cut the Beef into small cubes and present them with toothpicks like ‘Pinchos’. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 400 to 500g Beef Steaks2 small pieces Ginger …

  • Beef Udon

    Beef Udon

    Slightly sweet soy flavoured beef mixture on top of cold Udon Noodles. Pour ‘Mentsuyu’ over and enjoy. ‘Mentsuyu’ is a Japanese sauce for cold noodles often used as a dipping sauce, but it can be used as seasoning sauce as well. Find the recipe here. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Udon Noodles *frozen type …

  • Pork

    Kakuni – Pressure Cooker Method

    Pork ‘Kakuni’ is not super easy dish to cook and long slow cooking is required, and that is not suitable for busy life style.  If you have a pressure cooker, Pork ‘Kakuni’ is quick and easy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 800g Pork Belly Block (Boneless)1 cup Water1 to 2 small pieces Ginger *thinly sliced2 tablespoons …

  • Chicken

    Teriyaki Chicken

    If you are using a store-bought Teriyaki Sauce, have a look at the ingredients. You see flavour enhancer, food colour, stabiliser, preservative, acidity regulator, and lots of numbers. Teriyaki Sauce is easy to make and you can make it to suit your taste. I sometimes add grated Ginger or Chilli, less or more Sugar depending …

  • Chicken

    Kara-age Chicken

    ‘Kara-age’ (kah-rah-ah-ge) is a Japanese cooking technique to cook meat and fish. Basically it is deep frying. There are loads of different recipes because every household has its own recipe. My recipe is a very basic one which involves marinating, and I use Egg as a coating ingredient. My husband always prefers Thigh Fillets and …

  • Chicken Tofu & Soy Protein

    Healthy Chicken & Tofu Burgers

    Chicken and Tofu are low in calories and high in protein. My mother used to make these healthy burgers more nutritious by adding lots of other veggies and mushrooms. I like to eat these burgers with ‘Ponzu’ mixed with grated Daikon Radish and a little bit Chilli. Another healthy sauce is dashi-based soy sauce flavoured …

  • Chicken

    Chicken Balls

    Mix everything together and drop tablespoonfuls into boiling stock to cook, then season the stock as you like. You can enjoy these nutritious Chicken Balls with delicious soup. You may wish to add some cooked noodles or rice to make this dish a filling meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 400 to 500g Chicken Mince1 small …

  • Vegetables

    Broccoli Creamy Miso Sauce

    Lighter colour Miso is recommended for this dish. Miso is quite salty, use small amount and test the flavour. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 head (*500g) Broccoli *cut into small florets1 teaspoon Miso *light colour miso preferred3 tablespoons Japanese Mayonnaise1/2 to 1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds *ground Method Cook Broccoli in the boiling water until …

  • Vegetables

    Capsicum Katsuobushi Stir Fry

    This is one of the easiest and very popular Japanese recipes. You can add Chilli Flakes, Sesame Seeds, Sesame Oil OR Garlic for more flavour. ‘Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes)’ can be replaced by canned Tuna. My children like the Tuna version better. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Green Capsicums1 tablespoon Oil1 to 2 packets Katsuobushi (Bonito …

  • Vegetables

    Sweet Miso Eggplant

    Sweet Miso goes so well with Eggplant. This dish is my husband’s all time favourite. He keeps telling everyone that Eggplants in Japanese dishes are so delicious. I asked him how most Australians cook the Eggplant. He said ‘just BBQ them.’ Ahhh… When you cook this dish, you need hot steamy rice to serve with …

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