• Mushrooms Vegetables

    Spinach & Mushrooms Salad

    My children didn’t like uncooked Spinach and Mushrooms when they were young, but they used to eat bowlful of them if with this Creamy Sesame Dressing. Why don’t you try it? Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Baby Spinach as requiredMushrooms 5 to 6 *slicedGarlic Chips *optionalFried Shallot *optional Creamy Sesame Dressing Roasted Sesame Seeds 3 tablespoons …

  • Vegetables

    Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Miso Sauce

    This popular restaurant dish can be cooked easily at home. ‘Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Miso Sauce’ is one of the most popular Japanese dishes I have cooked for dinner parties. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Eggplant 1 to 2OilRoasted Sesame Seeds *optionalFinely chopped Spring Onion *Optional Miso Sauce Miso 4 tablespoonsMirin 2 tablespoonsSugar 2 tablespoons*Depending on …

  • Beef Mazegohan

    Beef Mazegohan

    This is my children’s favourite Mazegohan dish. Beef can be replaced by Pork or Chicken, but we like Beef the best. I often mix in some crunchy Edamame beans which are available frozen from many Supermarkets and most Asian grocery stores, and I highly recommend this addition. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cups (*180ml cup) …

  • Sushi

    Nigiri-zushi

    If you can buy fresh Sashimi slices, it would be a big fun to make Nigiri-zushi at home. For toppings, Egg Omelette, Eel Kabayaki and Boiled Prawns are quite popular as well as fresh Sashimi. Ingredients Sushi RiceYour Favourite Toppings Topping Suggestions Fresh Sashimi slicesCooked PrawnsEel KabayakiOmelet slicedWasabiIkura (Salmon Roe), Tobiko (Flying Fish Roe)Nori Method …

  • Fish Sushi

    Smoked Salmon Chirashi-zushi

    Enjoy Sushi Rice with the topping of Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Egg. This dish is so simple and easy to prepare, yet very delicious and beautiful. Sushi can be your busy day’s dinner. Add some more salad vegetables to make it more refreshing. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Sushi Rice *cooked from 3 x 180ml cups …

  • Squid & Octopus

    Grilled Squid

    This is perfect for BBQ. Easy to prepare, easy to cook, and delicious! Great with cold beer. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Squid Tubes 3 to 4Spring OnionShichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix) Marinade Ingredients Garlic 1 clove *gratedGinger 1 small piece *gratedSake 1 tablespoonMirin 2 tablespoonsSoy Sauce 3 tablespoons Method Combine Marinade Ingredients and marinate the …

  • Pork

    Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlets)

    The deep-fried Pork Cutlet coated with Panko Breadcrumbs is called ‘Tonkatsu’ in Japanese. It is often served with shredded cabbage as a dish, but ‘Tonkatsu’ is also used for various dishes and cooking. It is normally deep-fried but can be oven-baked for health benefits. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 Pork Steaks *500 to 600gSalt and …

  • Chicken

    Yakitori

    Yakitori is best when cooked on the grill grid over charcoal. If you cook using an ordinary BBQ, bamboo skewers need to be protected as they burn easily. I recommend to soak the skewers very well first. It is actually easy and fun to make a yakitori grill. Just Google to find many unique DIY …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Wakame & Cucumber Salad

    One of the most popular and authentic Japanese salad. This type of salad is called ‘Ae-mono’. This particular ‘Ae-mono’ is one of the refreshing dishes that I sometimes have a craving for when I am very tired. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 Continental Cucumber  OR 2 smaller ones  *about 300g2 to 3 tablespoons Dry Wakame1/4 …

  • Potato

    Butter & Soy Sauce Potato

    ‘Butter & Soy Sauce’ is a great combination. Have you tried the boiled Potatoes with ‘Butter & Soy Sauce’? The humble boiled potatoes can be transformed into a delicious dish. This quick & easy dish can be even quicker & easier if you use Baby Potatoes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 12 Baby Potatoes OR 4 …

  • Beef Potato

    Nikujaga

    ‘Niku’ means ‘meat’ and ‘Jaga’ comes from ‘Jagaimo’ that means ‘potato’. Meat and Potato are cooked often with Onion in sweet soy sauce flavoured broth. This is one of the most popular home style dishes in Japan. My children love this dish. So I have to cook it very often. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 …

  • Okonomiyaki Vegetables

    Oven-baked Okonomiyaki

    Cooking Okonomiyaki takes time, especially when you make many. Why don’t you bake it in oven just like pizza? You can make very large Okonomiyaki at a time and you don’t need to flip it over. Again I listed Pork and Cabbage in this recipe. These can be substituted for any ingredients at all. Because …

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