• Baked & Fried Rice Egg

    Omu-rice (Omelette Rice)

    Omu-rice (Omelette Rice) is a western-influenced style Japanese dish. According to a history book, the first ‘Omurice’ was served at a restaurant in Tokyo in 1900. Omu-rice is such a popular dish in Japan but Japanese restaurants in Australia don’t have it on their menu. I loved it when I was a little girl and …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Dorayaki

    Do you know Doraemon, the Gadget Cat Robot from the Future? Doraemon is a character from Japanese classic comic series. He loves Dorayaki. Dorayaki is a simple sweet. Two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling of sweet Azuki red bean paste. It is easy to make at home. Makes 6 to 8 Ingredients Self-Raising Flour …

  • Fish

    Whiting/Blue Grenadier with Spicy Ponzu Sauce

    This dish is a lot easier to cook than it looks. A great dish even for a busy family’s dinner. Any white-meat fish is suitable for this recipe. You can add Tomato and Tabasco to the sauce for more refreshing flavour. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Large Fish Fillets 2Salt & PepperPotato Starch FlourOil for frying …

  • Dips & Spreads Fish

    Tuna & Cream Cheese Dip

    I have been making this dip for many decades. It is so easy to make and everyone loves this dip. You must use Japanese mayonnaise to achieve the right flavour for this recipe. Ingredients 250g Cream Cheese1/3 to 1/2 cup Japanese Mayonnaise1 can (*95g) Tuna *Springwater OR Brine type1/4 to 1/2 Fresh Onion  *finely choppedFreshly …

  • Sushi

    Maki-zushi (Sushi Rolls)

    Sushi Roll shops are everywhere in Melbourne, and they are very popular, though quite expensive.  Some times I come across horrible Sushi Rolls that are made with wrong rice and bad seasonings.  Sushi Rolls are easy to make and it is a great fun. Ingredients Sushi RiceNori (Seaweed Sheets) Filling Suggestions Cucumber & WasabiCarrot (cooked …

  • Healthy

    No Sugar Muesli Bars

    My daughter is interested in healthy eating. I have learned a lot of healthy recipes from her. This is one of them. I found it not sweet enough at first, but now I think this is just right. No sugar, no butter, full of amazing nutrients! Makes 20 bars or more*I use 25 x 38cm …

  • Dough Udon

    Home-Made Udon

    More and more people make Italian pasta at home these days. Do you know you can make Udon noodles at home quite easily? Freshly cooked home made fresh Udon noodles have great rubbery and chewy textures. The dough is very stiff and it might be too hard for you to knead, so people knead the …

  • Pork

    Pork with Miso Sesame Sauce

    Thinly sliced meat are very popular in Japan and I used to cook them in many different ways. In Australia, I have to slice meat by myself if I need very thin slices. But I recently discovered the Schnitzel steaks can be easily pounded to very thin! Here is one Quick & Easy recipe for …

  • Egg Other Soup

    Chawanmushi (Savoury Custard Soup)

    Hot soup would be nice for cold night dinner. Chawanmushi (Japanese Savoury Custard Soup) would be perfect! ‘Chawanmushi’ means ‘steamed in a tea cup’ and it is quite easy to make. Here is my family’s home style Chawanmushi recipe. If you don’t have Dashi Stock, why don’t you use Vegetable Stock or Chicken Stock? Use …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha Sweets

    Matcha & Azuki Cake

    Matcha has become very trendy in Australia. For cakes, cookies, teas, latte drinks and ice creams, I can see Matcha foods everywhere. Only recently I started enjoying Matcha flavour after disliking it for many years. To make this cake, I simply added Matcha powder to my sponge cake recipe and it worked. You can use …

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