• Tofu & Soy Protein

    Cold Tofu & Avocado with ‘Yakiniku’ Sauce

    ‘Yakiniku’ Sauce is a dipping sauce for Japanese style BBQ. My family’s ‘Yakiniku’ Sauce is very versatile and can be used as a seasoning sauce for many dishes. It goes very well with Avocado and Tofu as well. This is a healthy and very nutritious ‘Hiyayakko’, a Japanese dish of cold Tofu. You don’t like …

  • Chicken

    Lemon Marinated Chicken Tenderloins

    You don’t need to marinate Chicken Tenderloins for many hours. Today I marinated for only 15 minutes. And as you know, Chicken Tenderloins can be cooked very quickly. This is a quick and easy, and healthy Chicken dish. Use your favourite Herbs and serve with a refreshing salad. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500 to 600g …

  • Drink Fruit

    Lychee Vanilla Milkshake

    The other day I made Lychee Tea using a can of Lychees in Syrup. I froze some leftover Lychees. Today I blended them with Milk and Vanilla Ice Cream. WOW! WOW! WOW! It was the best milkshake that I have ever tasted. Makes 1 Serving *300ml Ingredients 5 to 6 Lychees *plus extra for decoration1/2 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Strawberry Cupcakes

    I used my ‘Basic Plain Cupcakes’ recipe to make these Strawberry Cupcakes, but I replaced Milk with pureed Strawberries. As the Strawberries that I used were a little sour, I should have added extra Sugar. These pink coloured Cupcakes look pretty and they smelled amazing when baking in the oven. You may wish to decorate …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Healthy

    No-Calorie Kanten Water Jelly

    There is a food called ‘Tokoroten’ in Japan. It’s a firm jelly made from sea plants, very similar to Kanten that is a popular gelling agent. The Japanese have been eating ‘Tokoroten’ over a thousand years and it is still popular. Some people eat it as a sweet snack with Muscovado Syrup, but I like …

  • Vegetables

    Overnight Pickled Vegetable Sticks

    I love Pickled Vegetables and I often snack them. However, store-bought Pickled Vegetables are often too sour and too salty for snacking. That’s why I make these Overnight Pickled Vegetable Sticks. I pack a small jar with Vegetable sticks, pour the pickle brine, and leave it in the fridge overnight. They are ready to enjoy …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Beef Mince Gyū Don

    ‘Gyū Don’ is a rice bowl dish. Thinly sliced Beef and Onion simmered in a sweet soy sauce flavoured dashi stock is placed on rice. It is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. Probably every family has its own recipe. In Melbourne where I live, thinly sliced Beef is not widely available. When …

  • Cold Sweets

    Low-Calorie Kanten Jelly

    ’Kanten’ is a Japanese gelling agent that is used for setting liquid to make gelatinous dessert. Similar to Agar Agar, ‘Kanten’ is made from sea plants and it contains almost no calories as it is 80% dietary fibre. You can make very low-calorie jelly by mixing ‘Kanten’ with Vegetable & Fruit Juice such as V8 …

  • Other Soup Sea Vegetables

    Kombu (Kelp) & Tofu Soup

    This soup is slightly Hot & Sour. When I seasoned the soup, I thought some Vinegar would improve the flavour, so I added Vinegar to the soup. Maybe I was tired, but I definitely enjoyed the sourness of this soup. You can make it hotter and sourer to suit your taste. If you have Kombu …

  • Cold Sweets

    Condensed Milk Ice Cream

    I have made a variety of Ice Creams and shared many recipes on this website, and this one is the easiest recipe. Nothing can be easier than this. You only need Cream and Condensed Milk. I had some leftovers of both of them and needed to use them up. There was about 1/2 cup Condensed …

  • Drink Fruit

    Lychee Tea

    It was my daughter who introduced Lychee Tea to me. It was a very sweet but refreshing drink. I usually don’t enjoy very sweet drinks, but I enjoyed it. Fresh Lychees are not easy to find where I live, but Canned Lychees are available from many supermarket stores. I bought one from a Woolworths store. …

  • Tofu & Soy Protein

    Cold Tofu with Garlic Spring Onion & Fried Shallot

    There is a popular Japanese dish called ‘Hiyayakko’. It is basically cold soft type Tofu. You can eat it with just Soy Sauce, but we often add a variety of condiments, herbs, vegetables, etc. Spring Onion and Bonito Flakes are popular. I like Kimchi. ‘Hiyayakko’ is a quick and easy dish that is perfect on …

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