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  • Vegetables

    Marinated Fried Eggplant ‘Nambanzuke’

    I have shared my recipe for ‘Nanban-zuke’, which is a dish of marinated Fish. It is one of my Top 10 summer dishes. This dish is almost identical to the ‘Nanban-zuke’, but I used Eggplants instead of Fish. Eggplants are deep-fried and they become oily. And that’s why they taste so good after marinated in …

  • Other Seafood Takikomigohan

    Dried Scallops Takikomigohan

    Soak dried Scallops in water until soft and you will have a really nice stock. Using this stock and softened Scallops, you can cook a delicious ‘Takikomigohan’. Today I added Carrot and Shiitake as well, but just Scallops and Spring Onions would be good enough. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 50g Dried Scallops400ml Water2 cups (*180ml …

  • Okonomiyaki Tempura Vegetables

    Carrot & Onion Pancakes

    This is a pan-fried version of my ‘Kakiage’ Tempura that I love. I first just pan-fried it instead of deep-frying, and realised I needed more batter. So, I made it just like Okonomiyaki. This is much easier to prepare and clean up than deep-fried Tempura. You can make small pancakes OR 1 large pancake and …

  • 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 …

  • Chicken Potato Vegetables

    Simmered Root Vegetables & Chicken

    This dish is called ‘Chikuzen-ni’ (筑前煮) in Japan. It was a local dish in Chikuzen region in the island of Kyushu. It is now popular in other parts of Japan and often prepared for the New Year celebration. It can be difficult to find all these ingredients outside Japan. In particular, Gobō and Lotus Root …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Stir-fried Carrot & ‘Tarako’ (Pollock Roe)

    If you have some leftover ‘Tarako’ OR ‘Mentaiko’ (Salted Pollock Roe) and looking for a way to use it up, try this super simple stir-fry. ‘Umami’ and saltiness, and also spiciness if you use ‘Mentaiko’, come from the Salted Pollock Roe, what you have to do is just stir-fry. This dish is perfect to eat …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Vegan Fried Tofu Cakes

    There is a Japanese vegetarian dish called ‘Ganmodoki’, that is fried mashed Tofu mixed with Vegetables, such as Carrots, Lotus Root, Gobō (Burdock Root) and ‘Ginnan’ (Gingko Nuts). Grated ‘Yamaimo’ (Japanese Mountain Yam) is often added. Most of those ingredients are impossible to find where I live. I have tried to make ‘Ganmodoki’ using what …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Scrumptious Tofu & Vegetable Miso in Lettuce Cups

    This dish is very popular in Japan and the miso mixture is usually made with Pork Mince. I made this Vegetarian (Vegan) version for my Vegan friends. By adding a variety of ingredients, you can create a great flavour. If you ran out of Lettuce, you can enjoy it with freshly cooked rice, too. Makes …

  • Beef Udon

    Spicy Beef Udon with Gochujang

    Gochujang (Korean Spicy Miso) that I bough to cook a Korean dish has been sitting in the fridge for nearly a year. I wanted to use it up, so I cooked this ‘Bulgogi’ inspired stir-fried Beef Udon for my lunch today, and it was so delicious. I must write down how I cooked it. If …

  • Steamed Sweets

    Steamed Carrot Buns

    The batter of these Carrot Buns is very soft and the buns will expand double in size. The cupcake cases need to be strong enough to support. If the cases that you use are not strong, place them in ramekins or teacups, OR you can grease the ramekins or teacups and directly pour the butter in …

  • Other Soup Ramen Vegetables

    Hot & Sour Instant Ramen

    In Melbourne where I live, many supermarkets are now selling Japanese ‘Nisshin’ brand Instant Ramen. You really can’t underestimate Japanese Instant Ramen. Here is a fun way to cook ‘Soy Sauce’ flavoured Instant Ramen. If you like Hot & Sour soup, you would enjoy this dish. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 serving Instant Soy Sauce …

  • Vegetables

    Carrot & Tuna ‘Goma-ae’

    My ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce is good with a variety of Vegetables and Mushrooms. As it is so easy to make, I often make a ‘Goma-ae’ dish when I need an extra dish for dinner. This Carrot & Tuna ‘Goma-ae’ is a great option as I always have the ingredients. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Carrots *Today …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Temaki (Self-Serve) Rice Paper Rolls

    You know ‘Temaki-zushi’, the self-serve Sushi Rolls. It is easy to prepare, and great fun to eat as everyone rolls by themselves at dinner table. Self-serve Rice Paper Rolls is also a great fun. Today I served Beef as main filling, but naturally you can serve whatever you like. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dry Rice …

  • Pork Somen & Hiyamugi

    Stir-fried Pork & Somen (OR Capellini)

    ‘Somen’, Japanese Thin Noodles, can be substituted with Capellini (Angel Hair Pasta), and I often use Capellini. This is a very simple stir-fry dish, and naturally you can add any vegetables that you have in hand. A quick & easy lunch menu for me. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 100g Thinly Sliced Pork *cut into small …

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