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  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Kasutera

    At the end of 16th century, Portuguese drifted to a southern island of Japan. After that event, western culture was introduced to Japan by mainly Portuguese and Spanish. I was taught that this Japanese sponge cake is called ‘Kasutera’ after ‘Castilla’ the name of a region in Spain. The origin of this cake might be …

  • Beans & Peas Donburi (Rice Bowl) Egg

    Natto, Kimchi & Egg Rice Bowl

    I know some people don’t like ‘Natto’, the fermented Soy Beans, because of its smell. Well… there is at least one way to enjoy it. Mix with Kimchi that has knock-out smell! You won’t smell ‘Natto’ anymore. Add a microwave-cooked ‘Onsen Tamago’ Egg and it’s a very quick and nutritious meal. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients …

  • Egg

    Onsen Tamago

    ‘Onsen Tamago’ is a traditional Japanese low temperature Egg which is originally slow-cooked in the water of ‘Onsen’ (hot springs). What is ‘OnsenTamago’ (Wikipedia)I cook ‘Onsen Tamago’ in the microwave. The result is similar to ‘Poached Egg’ but the yolk is cooked more than white just like ‘Onsen Tamago’. The best thing of this method …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Egg

    Omu-rice (Omelette Rice)

    Omu-rice (Omelette Rice) is a western-influenced style Japanese dish. According to a history book, the first ‘Omurice’ was served at a restaurant in Tokyo in 1900. Omu-rice is such a popular dish in Japan but Japanese restaurants in Australia don’t have it on their menu. I loved it when I was a little girl and …

  • Egg Other Soup

    Chawanmushi (Savoury Custard Soup)

    Hot soup would be nice for cold night dinner. Chawanmushi (Japanese Savoury Custard Soup) would be perfect! ‘Chawanmushi’ means ‘steamed in a tea cup’ and it is quite easy to make. Here is my family’s home style Chawanmushi recipe. If you don’t have Dashi Stock, why don’t you use Vegetable Stock or Chicken Stock? Use …

  • Egg

    Marinated Egg Yolk

    When you have left-over egg yolk, DO NOT waste them. Let them soak in this simple marinade. The Egg Yolk would get harden like paste and so nice with hot rice or pasta. Marinade Ingredients 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce1 tablespoon Mirin *optional Method Let the Egg Yolk(s) soaked in the marinade of Soy Sauce and …

  • Clear Soup Egg Tofu

    Tofu & Egg Soup

    This is my children’s favourite Clear Soup that their Obaa-san (Grandmother) in Japan used to cook for them. She always uses ‘Iriko’ (Dried Baby Sardines / Anchovies) for this soup. For us, this soup got to be cooked with ‘Iriko’ OR ‘Iriko’ Dashi Powder, but you can use any Dashi stock of your choice. Makes …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Katsu Don

    ‘Katsu’ is a Japanese abbreviation for ‘Cutlets’. Following the pattern of naming Donburi dishes, cutlets on rice is called ‘Katsu Don’. Usually ‘Tonkatsu’ (Pork Cutlets) are used, but Chicken Cutlets version is also very yummy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Freshly Cooked Rice1 tablespoon Oil1 to 2 Onion1 cup Dashi Stock2 to 3 Spring …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    ‘Tanin’ Don

    ‘Tanin’ means ‘stranger’ or ‘unrelated person’. Unlike ‘Oyako’ Don that is cooked with Chicken and Eggs, Pork and Eggs are not ‘parent and child’. Therefore this is called ‘Tanin’ Don. It’s a quick and easy Donburi (rice bowl) dish. Pork Mince or Beef Mince are easy to use, but thinly sliced Pork or Beef steaks …

  • Tempura

    Tempura Batter

    It is easy to remember how to make Tempura Batter. I use only ordinary Plain OR Self-Raising Flour, but I add Potato Starch OR Corn Flour for crispier texture. To achieve light texture, use very cold water. Low temperature slows down the gluten development. Ingredients 1 cup Egg & Cold Water1 cup Flour*Tips: Add 2 …

  • Sushi Vegetables

    Chirashi-zushi

    Chirashi-zushi is a very popular type of Sushi which is a kind of decorated rice salad consisting of Sushi Rice topped with Vegetables, Seafood or thin strips of fine Omelet. You can buy ready-made Chirashi-zushi Mix, which you simply mix with hot cooked rice. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 3 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese …

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