cabbage

  • Vegetables

    Takuan & Cabbage Ponzu Salad

    ‘Takuan’ is Japanese pickled Daikon. As ‘Takuan’ is commonly seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar, it can be a great ingredient for salads. Today I mixed it with Cabbage. I often use boiling kettle water to slightly cook Cabbage, so that I can reduce the volume. You may wish to blanch it in salted water. …

  • 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 …

  • Vegetables

    No-Mayonnaise Coleslaw

    No Mayonnaise and No Dairy are needed to make this Coleslaw. This is an absolutely simple recipe, yet this Coleslaw is really good. It goes well with Asian dishes, Western dishes and other dishes in many different flavours. Makes 4 to 6 Ingredients 500g Cabbage *choose soft & juicy Cabbage1/2 Carrot *slice into thin strips1/2 …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls) Pork

    Tonkatsu Onigirazu (Rice Sandwich)

    When I have leftover Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet), I usually make ‘Katsu Sando’ (Tonkatsu Sandwich) for lunch next day. Today I made this Rice Sandwich ‘Onigirazu’. Tonkastu Sauce can go well with Rice, but Miso Sauce is my choice. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 serving Cooked Short Grain Rice1 sheet Nori1/2 or 1 Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet) …

  • Bread Pork

    Tonkatsu Sandwich

    Tonkatsu, the deep-fried Pork Cutlet coated with Panko Breadcrumbs, is not particularly difficult to cook, but it’s time consuming. Thats’ why, when I cook it, I always cook extra. And the leftover Tonkatsu can be used for many ways. This sandwich is called ‘Katsu Sando’ in Japan and it’s very popular. This is something I …

  • Beef Curry Vegetables

    Curry Flavoured Stewed Cabbage & Beef Mince

    Are you a fan of Japanese Curry Roux blocks? Those yummy Curry blocks are very versatile. You can easily make a sauce for steaks or roasts. They are great for stews and soups, too. Here is another quick and easy dish you can try with the Curry Roux blocks. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/2 Cabbage …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Red Cabbage & Bacon Salad

    I love the crunchy texture of Red Cabbage. It is an antioxidant-rich vegetable that has a great mix of vitamins and minerals. Here is another way to enjoy it. This is a salad and you don’t cook Red Cabbage, but texture is as if stir-fried. Bacon adds umami and saltiness. It’s delicious and very CRUNCHY! …

  • Vegetables

    Thai Inspired Red Cabbage Salad

    If you are tired of ordinary coleslaw and want something different, try this South Asian flavoured Cabbage Salad. I hesitate to call this dressing ‘Thai’, but it is definitely inspired by ‘Thai’ dressing. You may wish to add fresh Chilli, but I used Chilli Garlic Sauce as I usually don’t have fresh Chilli. I added …

  • Vegetables

    Simple Coleslaw

    My favourite Cabbage is Savoy Cabbage. It is soft and juicy, almost like Lettuce, when it is in season in Spring. Simple Coleslaw is a good way to eat it. Here is my recipe of the very basic Coleslaw. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 500g Cabbage *choose soft & juicy Cabbage1/2 Carrot *slice into …

  • Egg Pork Tofu Vegetables

    Pork & Vegetables Champroo (Chanpurū)

    ‘Champroo’ (Chanpurū) is an Okinawan stir fry dish. The Okinawan word ‘Champroo’ means ‘a mixture of various items’, and you can stir-fry any Vegetables you have. But, Champroo’s essential ingredients are Okinawan Tofu and Eggs. Well… we can’t get Okinawan Tofu outside Japan, so I use Firm Tofu. Bitter Melon is a popular Vegetable for …

  • Gyoza Tofu Vegetables

    Vegan Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) Gyoza

    As my brother-in-law’s family and good friends of mine turned Vegan last year, I had been trying to create a new Vegan Gyoza recipe using Firm Tofu, but I couldn’t achieve the texture that I was wishing to create. Then, on the other day, to use up leftover Gyoza Wrappers, I made some Gyoza using …

  • Vegetables

    Red Cabbage & Fennel Coleslaw

    My ‘Fennel & Apple Coleslaw’ is so refreshing and it can go well with BBQ, Fried Chicken, Sausages, etc. Today I made it with Red Cabbage and I added Red Onion. The result was brilliant. This extra crunchy coleslaw with a striking colour and a tangy flavour will be a winner! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Shirataki & Itokonnyaku

    Low-Calorie Cabbage & Shirataki Soup

    ‘Shirataki’ is Konjac Noodles that has almost no calories. Cabbage is a popular vegetable to eat when you try to lose weight. Protein is important, so I added Boiled Egg. This soup is a healthy version of Ramen Soup, and definitely low in calories. You can add other vegetables to make this soup more nutritious. …

  • Vegetables

    Red Cabbage & Corn Slaw

    Red Cabbage is very crunchy. For this salad, I slightly soften it first. You can use your favourite Coleslaw dressing, but it shouldn’t be too sweet, as Sweet Corn adds lovely sweet flavour to it. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 300g Red Cabbage *1/6 of large head1 Carrot1/2 teaspoon Salt1/2 cup Corn Kernels *Frozen Kernels are …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Mizutaki

    ‘Mizutaki’ is one of the most popular Nabe (Hot Pot) dishes in Japan. ‘Mizutaki’ means ‘cooked in water’. Chicken and a variety of Vegetables are cooked in water, sometimes with a piece of Kombu (Kelp). However, they are most commonly cooked in Chicken Stock these days. When Chicken and Vegetables are cooked, you may take …

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