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  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Fish Katsu Don

    ‘Katsu Don’ is a very popular Japanese rice bowl dish, and ‘Tonkatsu’ (Pork Cutlet) is often used. This is a Fish version. Crumbed Fried Fish OR Battered Fried Fish are both suitable. If you have some leftovers, try this delicious rice bowl for a quick & easy meal. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1/4 cup Dashi …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish Pork

    Katsu Don with Tonkatsu Sauce

    This rice bowl dish is called ‘Sauce Katsu Don’ in Japan, and the ‘Sauce’ means ‘Tonkatsu’ Sauce in this case. ‘Katsu’ is crumbed and fried meat, and ‘Tonkatsu’ (Pork Cutlets) is popularly used. Today I used Crumbed Fried Fish. This dish was my youngest sister’s favourite when she was a young girl. To encourage her …

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    Panko-Crumbed Fried Fish

    When I was a young child, Panko-Crumbed Fried Fish was one of my favourite dishes that my mother prepared. She always used Merluza that we often call ‘Melulūsa’ in Japan. Here in Australia, I often use ‘Blue Grenadier’ OR ‘Hoki’. There are so many different names for a same fish and there are many similar …

  • Takikomigohan

    Seafood Curry Takikomigohan

    Rice cooker is an essential item in my kitchen. Just place Rice and Other Ingredients with the right amount of Water and Seasoning. Then you can create a variety of rice dishes so easily. When you use Seafood, you need to reduce the amount of Water as a lot of liquid comes out from the …

  • Egg Fish Prawn & Shrimp

    ‘Datemaki’ Rolled Omelette

    A Japanese dish ‘Datemaki’ is often prepared for the New Year celebration. It is basically a rolled Omelette. Fish OR Prawn paste is mixed with Eggs. Even though it is a savoury dish, ‘Datemaki’ is usually seasoned with a lot of Sugar. Store-bought ones are too sweet for me. My recipe is not too sweet. …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Fish

    Oven-baked Fish Curry Pilaf

    My ‘Basic Oven-Baked Pilaf’ recipe is very versatile. I added Curry Powder to it and used White Fish Fillets for this dish. I often use rice cooker to cook rice dishes, but I know many people don’t have rice cooker. Oven-baking is so easy, and it is very suitable for cooking pilaf. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Fish Mushrooms

    Japanese Mushroom Sauce & Fish

    This mushroom sauce is good with Fish, but also good with Tofu or Chicken. Cook those proteins simply with Salt and Pepper, or you don’t need to cook Tofu. Today I pan-fried the Fish Fillets after coating them with Flour. You can steam, grill or deep-fry. This sauce makes the simple fish into an extra …

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    Teriyaki Fish Balls

    In Melbourne where I live, Fish Balls are widely available. As Japanese Surimi (fish paste) products such as Chikuwa and Kamaboko are hard to find, I stock Fish Balls for always. It’s so handy to have them because I can make an extra dish instantly. This dish is great to eat with freshly cooked rice. …

  • Fish Prawn & Shrimp

    Fried Fishcakes with Prawn & Edamame

    When I was young and still living in Japan, I was very fond of this deep-fried Fishcake that was called ‘Ebi-yose Fry’, a frozen food product by well-known company ‘Ajinomoto’. The only way to eat it now where I live is making it by myself. If you can make ‘Surimi’ (Fish Paste), it’s easy to …

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    Surimi (Fish Paste)

    ‘Surimi’ means ‘finely ground fish meat (or other seafood)’ in Japanese. Fish Balls, ‘Chikuwa’ (tube-shape Japanese Fishcake) and Crab Sticks, they are made from Surimi. If you have a food processor, Surimi is easy to make. Home-made Surimi is not necessarily cheaper, but you know exactly what is in it. And variations are endless. Makes …

  • Clear Soup Fish

    Fish Clear Soup

    My mother used to cook this Fish Clear Soup for special occasions, when she cooked Sushi or special rice dishes. She used a fish called ‘Hamo’ that is really delicious, but it is not available where I live now. I use firm white fish such as Snapper. Clear soup is usually seasoned with Salt and …

  • Fish Nuts

    Scrumptious Dried Sardines & Walnuts

    These dried infant Sardines can be found at Japanese or Asian grocery stores as ‘Niboshi’ or ‘Iriko’. ‘Niboshi’ is a very popular ingredient for Japanese home cooking, but it’s so hard to find where I live. Yesterday I found a bag of ‘Niboshi’ at a nearby Korean grocery store! I bought it and cooked this …

  • Bread Dough

    Anchovy Flammkuchen

    ‘German people would never make this,’ my daughter said to me when I was making this. The fishy and salty Anchovy on Flammkuchen? Why not? I love Anchovy on Pizza, so I added it to the German version of Pizza. This is absolutely delicious! Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients Base1 heaped cup Plain Flour …

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