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  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Pear & Custard Tart

    When I find some pears in the fruit basket getting very soft, I always make them into ‘Pear Upside-down Cake‘. But I recently discovered this custard tart is another good dessert to use up the softened pears. This is almost identical to my ‘Banana & Custard Tart‘. Pears can be replaced by peaches, cherries, apples …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg

    ‘Oyako’ Don

    ‘Oyako’ means ‘Parent and Child’. In this recipe, Chicken and Eggs are used, thus this dish is called ‘Oyak Don. This is one of the dishes that I cook most often. Sometimes I cook this with Tofu instead of Chicken. Tofu and Eggs can’t be called ‘Oyako’ or ‘Parent and Child’, though it is equally …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Spinach & Egg Gratin

    On the other day, when I was preparing spinach for ‘Goma-ae’, I recalled my very first cooking class in the fifth grade. We cooked ‘Sautéed Spinach’ and ‘Boiled Eggs’. The memory inspired me to create this gratin. A very simple, yet yummy and nutritious dish for a family. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spinach 1 bunch …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cold Sweets Fruit

    Pavlova

    ‘Pavlova’ is a meringue dessert with crispy crust and soft inside, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. I heard that the dessert was created in honour of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova’s tour to Australia and New Zealand. It is one of the iconic foods in Australia.The recipe is simple and it is …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Profiteroles

    ‘Profiteroles’ aka ‘Chou à la Crème’ or ‘Cream Puff’ (which is a different food in Australia) is called in Japanese ‘Shuu Kuriimu’ sounds exactly same as ‘shoe cream’! It’s not hard to make but many people don’t even try. You only need Flour, Butter and Eggs. My favourite filing is custard, but whipped cream, chocolate …

  • Egg Sweets

    Basic Custard

    Every cook should be able to make ‘Custard’, that is so simple, yummy and versatile. ‘Custard’ is the mixtures of Milk and Eggs thickened by heat. When it is used for desserts, Sugar is added. For thickening it, Flour or Starch is often added, but you do not need such thing as custard powder. This …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    ‘Langues de Chat’ Biscuits

    Do you want to use up leftover Egg White? This is a great recipe to know.In Japan, this type of biscuits are called ‘Langues de Chat’, that means ‘Tongue of the Cat’ in French. The traditional French ‘Langues de Chat’ biscuits are indeed in the shape of Cat’s Tongue and often baked in the special …

  • Fish Other Soup Vegetables

    Steamed Savoury Turnip Meringue & Fish

    It’s getting cold in Melbourne. Warm dishes are more enjoyable. I have posted some Japanese winter dish recipes such as ‘Furofuki Daikon’, simmered Daikon radish with sweet miso sauce. I want to introduce another iconic winter dish. It is ‘Steamed Savoury Turnip Meringue’, which tastes a little bit like Wasabi. This dish can be categorised …

  • Egg Fish

    Salmon Sprinkles

    Not only my children (when they were young) but most Japanese children love savoury rice sprinkles called ‘Furikake’. There are loads of ‘Furikake’ products available but I never know what is in them. Home-made savoury sprinkles are easy to make and we can know exactly what is in them. I used to make this ‘Salmon …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Cold Sweets Egg

    Creme Caramel

    This dessert was something I buy from sweet shops. I never thought I could make this dessert until I tried. So many cooks and chefs on TV shows say it is quite easy to make. Then one day I tried and found it was indeed very easy. And you know, when we make it at …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit Sweets

    Banana & Custard Tart

    I used to make this dessert for my children quite often. It was one of their favourites, but they were in doubt at first because they had never tasted cooked Bananas before. This tart tastes best when it is cold. I recommend to cool it completely. I have cooked it for the first time in …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Just Cabbage & Eggs

    On the other day, my husband bought a huge carton of 3 dozens of eggs at a local market. That day I also bought 1 carton of eggs being unaware there was 1 carton of eggs in the fridge. So we ended up having 60 eggs! I cooked this dish to use up the eggs. …

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