• Clear Soup Mushrooms Tofu

    Tofu & Enoki Soup

    Enoki can be replaced with Shiitake, Shimeji, Oyster Mushrooms OR other Asian mushrooms. You may wish to add some Eggs. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Dashi Stock  *See ‘Dashi Stock’ page1 teaspoon Salt1 tablespoon Soy Sauce1/2 to 1 block Tofu *soft type100 to 200g Enoki2 Spring Onions *finely Chopped Method Cut Tofu and Enoki into small …

  • Clear Soup Egg Tofu

    Tofu & Egg Soup

    This is my children’s favourite Clear Soup that their Obaa-san (Grandmother) in Japan used to cook for them. She always uses ‘Iriko’ (Dried Baby Sardines / Anchovies) for this soup. For us, this soup got to be cooked with ‘Iriko’ OR ‘Iriko’ Dashi Powder, but you can use any Dashi stock of your choice. Makes …

  • Clear Soup

    Basic Clear Soup

    Clear soup is usually seasoned with Salt and Soy Sauce. Depending on the ingredients, Sake (Rice Wine) and Mirin are also used. The above image is the clear soup with a piece of Cod, Enoki and Spring Onion. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Dashi *See ‘Dashi Stock’ page1 teaspoon Salt1 tablespoons Soy Sauce Add two or …

  • Miso Soup Tofu

    Tofu & Spinach Miso Soup

    Tofu doesn’t need to be cooked. Using ready-to-serve Baby Spinach, this ‘Tofu & Spinach Miso Soup’ can be prepared in just 5 minutes. It’s easy, quick, nutritious and delicious. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Dashi Stock *See ‘Dashi Stock’ page3 to 4 tablespoons Miso1 block Tofu *Momen of Silken TofuReady-to-Serve Baby Spinach as required2 Spring Onion …

  • Miso Soup Potato Sea Vegetables

    Potato & Wakame Miso Soup

    Miso Soup is one of the traditional Japanese staple dishes and this is my favourite Miso Soup since my childhood. And this is the first dish that I cooked on the very first day at a uni apartment after I moved out of my family’s home.  It’s a dish to remember.  I always use mild …

  • Miso Soup Pork

    Butajiru / Tonjiru

    ‘Butajiru’ is a type of Miso Soup with Pork in it. It is a very popular dish. ‘Butajiru’ usually contains Satoimo (Taro) and Konnyaku (Konjac) and Gobo (Burdock Root). Some Asian Grocery stores sell them but it might be difficult for you to find them. Even without them, this soup is quite delicious. The ingredients …

  • Miso Soup

    Basic Miso Soup

    Miso Soup is one of the traditional Japanese staple dishes. It is enjoyed with freshly cooked white rice. Here is the basic method how to cook Miso Soup. Dashi Stock is traditionally used, but there are various opinions. See ‘Dashi Stock’ page. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Dashi Stock *See ‘Dashi Stock’ page3 to …

  • Takikomigohan

    Chicken Takikomigohan

    ‘Takikomigohan’ is a Japanese rice dish commonly seasoned with Dashi and Soy Sauce. Just cook Rice and Chicken and other ingredients in a rice cooker. The ingredients can be Vegetables, Mushrooms, Meat, Fish and Seafood that are cooked with the rice. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 3 cups (*180ml cup) Rice Total of 400 …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Bakudan Onigiri (Rice Bombs)

    ‘Bakudan Onigiri’ were extremely popular among my son’s friends in his primary school classroom. Whenever they had an opportunity to share food in his class, I was always requested to make these bomb-look-alike rice balls. I used to make tens of them for each occasion. Why do boys love Bombs? Ingredients Warm Cooked RiceSaltNori Method …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Triangular ‘Onigiri’

    Though they are called Rice Balls, they are more of a triangular shape than a ball shape. It is challenging yet fun, attempting to achieve a good, even-shaped triangular Onigiri. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cooked Rice (Japanese Short Grain Rice) *warmedSalt Flavours & Fillings Suggestions 1. On the OutsideKatsuobushi (Bonito Flakes) and Soy SauceNoriToasted Sesame …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Spicy Pork Soboro Don

    ‘Soboro’ means crumbled meat. This is not an authentic Japanese dish, but this is my family’s favourite. It is so easy to make even for children. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Pork Mince1 tablespoon Oil1 small piece Ginger *finely grated1 pinch SaltFrozen Mixed Vegetables 2 cups *OR 1 large Carrot, 1-2 cups Peas and Corn2 …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Yakiniku Don

    Cook Beef and Vegetables in the way of Japanese BBQ with ‘Yakiniku Sauce’ and top it on the rice. It’s an easy & yummy meal. These days you can buy ready-to-use ‘Yakiniku Sauce’ but why don’t you make your own sauce. It’s very handy to have your own sauce in a bottle kept in fridge. …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tempura

    Ten Don

    The ‘Ten’ is short for Tempura. This dish consists of Tempura cooked in a sweet soy flavoured sauce placed on the rice. When you have Tempura leftovers, use those leftovers for this recipe. Any kind of Tempura can go quite well in this dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Cooked RiceTempura1 cup Dashi Stock2 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Katsu Don

    ‘Katsu’ is a Japanese abbreviation for ‘Cutlets’. Following the pattern of naming Donburi dishes, cutlets on rice is called ‘Katsu Don’. Usually ‘Tonkatsu’ (Pork Cutlets) are used, but Chicken Cutlets version is also very yummy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Freshly Cooked Rice1 tablespoon Oil1 to 2 Onion1 cup Dashi Stock2 to 3 Spring …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    ‘Tanin’ Don

    ‘Tanin’ means ‘stranger’ or ‘unrelated person’. Unlike ‘Oyako’ Don that is cooked with Chicken and Eggs, Pork and Eggs are not ‘parent and child’. Therefore this is called ‘Tanin’ Don. It’s a quick and easy Donburi (rice bowl) dish. Pork Mince or Beef Mince are easy to use, but thinly sliced Pork or Beef steaks …

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