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  • Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Fish Balls & Egg Rice Bowl

    I have shared quite a few dishes similar to this dish. You cook ingredients in Dashi Stock seasoned with Mirin and Soy Sauce, sometimes with Sugar for extra sweetness, then bind the ingredients with Egg. In the region I grew up, Fishcakes such as ‘Kamaboko’ OR ‘Chikuwa’, that are made from Surimi (fish paste), are …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Simmered Konnyaku (Konjac) & Shiitake

    This is a very simple Japanese home-cooked dish. The main ingredients are Konnyaku (Konjac) and Shiitake Mushrooms. I often add extra ingredients such as Carrot, Daikon, Lotus Root, Chikuwa (Japanese tubular shape fishcake), Chicken, OR etc. Today I added Carrot and Fish Balls. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 block (250g) Konnyaku (Konjac)25g Dried Shiitake Mushrooms1 …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Fish Ball Salad with Kimchi Flavoured Sauce

    You can make an instant Kimchi by dressing Vegetables with my ‘Kimchi Flavoured Sauce’. You can add Oil such as Sesame Oil and more Vinegar to the sauce, and make salad dressing. My ‘Kimchi Flavoured Sauce’ is very versatile. Today I simply combined Fish Balls and Salad Vegetables with the sauce. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Fish

    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. …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate Udon

    ‘Nikomi’ Simmered Udon Soup

    ‘Nikomu’ is a Japanese verb that means ‘boil well’. ‘Nikomi Udon’ is a dish of Udon Noodles that are cooked in a soup with various ingredients. It’s a comforting hot pot dish but you don’t need a clay pot. Just cook all ingredients in the soup using a saucepan or pot until softly cooked. Makes …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables Tempura

    Chikuwa ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    ‘Isobe’ means ‘Rocky Beachside’ in Japanese, and ‘Isobe-age’ is a type of Tempura made with the batter with a flavour of sea. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) is added to the batter, but it might be difficult to find. Finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, or other Seaweed can be used. Makes 2 Servings …

  • Ramen Spaghetti & Pasta

    ‘Champon’ Spaghetti Soup

    ‘Champon’ is a Japanese word that means ‘a mixture of various items’, but most commonly it means a dish of Chinese Style Noodles served in hot soup with stir-fried Pork, Seafood and a variety of Vegetables. I believe the most famous one is ‘Nagasaki Champon’, that originated in Nagasaki. You can cook this delicious dish …