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  • Takikomigohan

    Pork Speck ‘Okowa’ Glutinous Rice

    ‘Okowa’ is a type of Glutinous Rice dish. My mother used to cook it by steaming, but I cook it using a rice cooker just like ‘Takikomigohan’. When you use Glutinous Rice, you need to reduce the amount of liquid. As my ‘Pork Speck Takikomigohan’ was so successful, I tried to cook Asian flavoured version …

  • Sushi

    Vegan Chirashi-zushi

    ‘Chirashi-zushi’ is a type of Sushi and it is a kind of decorated rice salad. A variety of ingredients are used to mix with Sushi Rice OR cover it in a decorative way. It is a very popular Sushi in Japan as it is relatively easy to prepare. A Vegan version can be easy. You …

  • Vegetables

    Daikon & Carrot ‘Namasu’ with Cranberries

    Daikon & Carrot ‘Namasu’ is a very simple Japanese salad, that is often prepared for New Year celebration because of the joyful red & white colours. I often crave it when I am physically tired. Normally I use Rice Vinegar to make this salad, but I used White Wine Vinegar today, and added Dried Cranberries. …

  • Fish Sushi

    Sashimi Chirashi-zushi

    The number of recipes that I have shared on this website reached 2000. I wanted to celebrate the achievement. Japanese people often celebrate special occasions with Sushi. So, I decided to make this Sashimi Chirashi-zushi, a type of Sushi, that is a very special dish for me because Sashimi is not easy to find where …

  • Takikomigohan Tofu & Soy Protein

    Yuba (Tofu Skin) & Carrot Takikomigohan

    The other day, when I wanted to eat ‘Abura-age & Carrot Takikomigohan’, that is one of my favourite ‘Takikomigohan’ dishes, but I didn’t have ‘Abura-age’ (Fried Thin Tofu), I decided to use ‘Yuba’ (Tofu Skin) instead. ‘Yuba’ is very different from ‘Abura-age’, but both are made from Soy Beans. So, I tried to cook it …

  • Pork Takikomigohan

    Pork Speck Takikomigohan

    ‘Takikomigohan’ is a Japanese dish of Rice that is cooked with other ingredients and seasonings. It can be in any flavours. Today’s main ingredient is Pork Speck that I usually use for soups. To get the maximum flavours from the Speck, place it in the pot first, underneath the Rice, so that Speck will get …

  • Pork Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Stir-fried Pork & Tofu Skin

    I recently discovered some Tofu Skin (Bean Curd Skin) products can be used as noodles. Some products might be too soft, but the Chinese Bean Curd Sticks I purchased have firmer texture. When the twisted sticks are rehydrated and softened, they can be cut into noodles. These noodles can be a life saver for those …

  • Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Tofu Skin Salad

    The Chinese Dried Tofu Skin Sticks (Bean Curd Sticks) that I purchased get softened in warm water very quickly. When the twisted sticks are rehydrated and softened, they tend to loosen up and go back to the sheets. Today I sliced them into noodles and made this salad. It’s a Vegan dish, that is packed …

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