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  • Chicken Tempura

    Chicken Tenderloin ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    Have you bought ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) to make ‘Okonomiyaki’ and have some leftover? You can add it to Tempura batter. Tempura made with the batter with a flavour of sea is called ‘Isobe-age’. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ is added to the batter. Finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, or other Seaweed can be used. Today …

  • Bread Dough

    Savoury ‘Aonori’ Doughnuts

    I recently discovered that people in southern Italy make deep-fried dough mixed with seaweed. It looks like Japan’s ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura, that is made with the batter mixed with ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes). I tried to make Savoury Doughnuts using ‘Aonori’ and it was delicious. I added 1 tablespoon ‘Aonori’ today, and the flavour was …

  • Potato

    Aonori & Salt Potato

    You bought Aonori (Dried Green Laver Flakes) to make Okonomiyaki and you have leftover? To use it up, I recommend to make Tempura and add Aonori to the batter. Is it too challenging? Then try this one. Aonori & Salt flavoured Potato Crisps are very popular in Japan. Chips can be seasoned with Aonori & …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Lotus Root ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    A bag of Frozen Lotus Root Slices, that my daughter bought, had been in the freezer for a long time. Today I picked smaller slices and made them into these delicious Tempura. As I added ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) to the batter, they smelled wonderful. My son and I enjoyed them for lunch with …

  • Okonomiyaki Vegetables

    Brussels Sprouts Okonomiyaki

    Some leftover Brussels Sprouts that I bought for Christmas Lunch had been in the fridge for over 2 weeks, and I needed to use them up. Today I made them into Okonomiyaki. Brussels Sprouts look like miniature Cabbages. This Okonomiyaki turned out very similar to the regular Cabbage Okonomiyaki, but it has a stronger Brussels …

  • Okonomiyaki

    Clean-Up-Fridge Okonomiyaki

    When you have some Vegetables getting old in the fridge, there are ways to use them up. My ‘Clean-Up-Fridge Curry’ is a good way and I recommend you to try. This is another good way. Just cut all Vegetables into thin strips, mix them with the batter, and pan-fry into a large ‘Okonomiyaki’ pancake. I …

  • Okonomiyaki

    Oats Okonomiyaki

    Recently I started using Oats for savoury dishes such as ‘Broccoli, Potato & Oats Soup’ and ‘Miso Oats Porridge’. Today I used Oats for Okonomiyaki. This can be a good alternative for those who can’t eat Wheat Flour. It’s super easy to cook, and Oats are easy to use as most people stock Oats in …

  • Okonomiyaki

    Red Cabbage Okonomiyaki

    On the other day when I made ‘Okonomiyaki’, the famous Japanese savoury pancake, using Red Cabbage. The pancake turned Blue/Green! But WHY? It seems the flour I used contained Bi-Carb Soda and it caused that colour change. Then I learned that Red Cabbage changes colour like litmus paper. Red in acidic conditions and Blue/Green in …

  • Okonomiyaki

    Leek Okonomiyaki

    ‘Okonomiyaki’ is a Japanese savoury pancake. Cabbage is commonly mixed with the pancake batter. However, many other Vegetables are suitable. I often add Carrot and Spring Onion. Kale Okonomiyaki is surprisingly brilliant. Broccoli, Cauliflower and Zucchini are also good. Today I tried with Leek, and it was a genius idea. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 …

  • Okonomiyaki

    Zucchini & Edamame Okonomiyaki

    There had been a large Zucchini in the fridge for a while, and I had to use it sooner. I decided to make Okonomiyaki using it. It turned out the softest and fluffiest Okonomiyaki I ever cooked. I added Edamame, but you can add Prawns, Squid, Bacon, Ham, OR etc. Pan-frying would be a quick …

  • Squid & Octopus Tempura

    Squid ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    ‘Isobe’ means ‘Rocky Beachside’ in Japanese, and ‘Isobe-age’ is a type of Tempura made with the batter with a flavour of sea. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) is added to the batter. Finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, or other Seaweed can be used. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 Squid Tube *about 150gSalt & …

  • Okonomiyaki Prawn & Shrimp

    Broccoli & Prawns Okonomiyaki

    ‘Okonomiyaki’ is commonly made with Cabbage. I often make it with Kale. Broccoli version is also very yummy. Especially Broccoli stems are perfect for this ‘Okonomiyaki’. When Broccoli are in season and they are tasty and cheap, why don’t you try it? I like Prawns for Broccoli version, but you can use Squid, Pork, Ham, …

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