• Beef Ramen Vegetables

    Stir-fried Instant Ramen

    ‘Instant Ramen Noodles’ is a complete package that comes with Dry Noodles and Seasoning Powder, often with Spices and Flavoured Oil as well. Using the Noodles and Seasoning Powder, I cooked this stir-fry today. As the dish smelled so good, I took this photo in case I would want to share how I cooked it. …

  • Fish

    Fried Fish Cakes

    A variety of Fried Fish Cakes are easily available from many stores in Japan and I never wanted to make them from scratch. But, in Melbourne where I live, I need to make them when I want to eat them. It’s much easier than you think if you have a food processor. Deep frying is …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Quick & Easy Sultana Buns

    When you want to make cake OR biscuits but you don’t have enough time, this recipe might help you. These sweet and fluffy Sultana Buns can be made in 20 minutes after you decided to make them. You may wish to add Chocolate Chips instead of Sultanas. The recipe is very versatile. It’s super simple …

  • Mushrooms Spaghetti & Pasta

    Creamy Mushroom & Pasta Bake

    This is a delicious Pasta Bake, that can be served as a main dish OR a side dish. You may wish to add some Meat OR Chicken, but I like it just Mushrooms. Today I used common Cup Mushrooms, but you can use your favourite Mushrooms. I recommend to use a generous amount. Makes 4 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Magic Apple Cake

    The batter of ‘Magic Cake’ naturally separates into three layers when baked. The bottom layer is like ‘Fudge’, the middle layer is ‘Custard’, and the top layer is ‘Sponge’. My ‘Magic Cake’ recipe is versatile and you can add extra ingredients such as Cocoa Powder OR Lemon Juice. You can add softly cooked Fruit, too. …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl) Mushrooms

    Creamy Beef & Mushroom Rice Bowl

    Super thinly sliced Beef, that is available from many Asian grocery stores and some supermarkets, is very convenient to use. Today I wanted to cook Beef Stroganoff for my lunch, but I didn’t have Sour Cream. This is what I ended up making, but it was really yummy. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 120g thinly sliced …

  • Chicken Pork Tofu & Soy Protein

    Pork Mince & Nattō Rice Bowl

    Nattō, fermented Soy Beans, is a very nutritious and healthy food. However, many people find its slimy texture and the smell are too challenging. Mix Nattō with refreshing vegetables. ‘Crunchy Nattō Rice Bowl’ is a good dish to try. This is another good one. Mix Nattō with Pork Mince. Chicken Mince is also good. Makes …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Orange Jelly

    The other day I happened to see a recipe of Orange Jelly. I was very surprised to find the recipe required an unthinkable amount of Gelatine Powder. I became curious to compare other people’s Orange Jelly recipes. Some recipes require a lot of Sugar, and some recipes are complicated. To me, Jelly is simple to …

  • Chicken Curry

    My Family’s Butter Chicken

    I heard there is a dispute over who invented Butter Chicken, that is a butter flavoured Chicken Curry. I never know how Butter Chicken was originally created, but there are many methods these days. I prepare it using what I always have, and it is very simple. You don’t need to buy Butter Chicken sauce. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Orange Marmalade Cupcakes

    My husband’s Auntie Joan kindly gives us her homemade Marmalade every year. We don’t eat Marmalade, but Joan’s Marmalade is perfect for making cakes, such as ‘Orange Marmalade & Whisky Pound Cake’. Today I made these cupcakes. Thanks to Joan’s Scottish Marmalade that was slightly bitter, the cupcakes were delicious. Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients 125g …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish Tempura

    Chikuwa Tempura Rice Bowl

    I believe this picture would make many Japanese people who live outside Japan crave this dish. It’s that sort of dish. Freshly cooked Rice is covered with ‘Katsuobushi’ (Bonito Flakes) that is seasoned with Soy Sauce, then a sheet of Toasted Nori, topped with Chikuwa Tempura. Chikuwa is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake, and Chikuwa Tempura …

  • Cold Sweets

    Chocolate Milk Jelly

    Guess what happens when you add Gelatine Powder to Hot Chocolate and make it into Jelly. I have tried it today and I was amazed. As the Hot Chocolate cooled down, the Chocolate Milk separated into layers. When it was set, there were two different coloured layers of Chocolate Milk Jelly, and another layer was …

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