ginger

  • Chicken

    Soy Sauce & Ginger Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

    The marinade made of Soy Sauce, Sake (Rice Wine) and Ginger is the most popular and most frequently used marinade in Japan. I often use it to marinate Fish, Tofu and Chicken. It can be tricky to marinate Chicken with bones such as Drumsticks as the amount of the marinade in this recipe is minimal. …

  • Dips & Spreads

    Scrumptious Chilli Paste

    This paste is delicious with freshly cooked Rice, cold or hot Tofu, or as a topping for Noodles. You can add it to your dipping sauces, or enjoy with fresh Vegetables such as Carrot or Cucumber. As I cannot tolerate very hot Chilli, I used fairly mild Cayenne Pepper, and the flavour was just scrumptious. …

  • Pork Takikomigohan

    Ginger Pork Takikomigohan

    ‘Pork Shogayaki’, or Ginger Pork, is one of the most popular Izakaya dishes. If you like it, you would certainly love this Takikomigohan. Basically I cooked same ingredients with Rice all together in a rice cooker. While it is cooking, prepare a refreshing Salad or steamed Veggies. It can be a perfect dinner on a …

  • Chicken

    Pan-steamed Chicken Brest with Sweet Garlic Sesame Sauce

    How do you cook Chicken Breast Fillets? Try this pan-steaming that is quick and easy. For this Asian flavoured dish, I steam Chicken with Spring Onion, Ginger and Sake (Rice Wine). You can use other fragrant Vegetables and Herbs. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 skinless Chicken Breast Fillets *about 600g1/2 teaspoon Salt1 thick Spring Onion …

  • Chicken

    Chicken Breast Shogayaki

    ‘Pork Shogayaki’, or Ginger Pork, is one of the most popular dishes at Japanese eateries. If you don’t eat Pork with any reasons, try this Chicken Breast version. You must thinly slice the Breast Fillet, so that Chicken would be cooked quickly. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 300g Chicken Breast Fillet(s)2 to 3 teaspoons Oil Sauce1 …

  • Fish

    ‘Nizakana’ Simmered Fish

    ‘Nizakana’ literally means ‘Simmered Fish’. Fish fillets or cutlets are simmered in Sake (Rice Wine) and Soy Sauce. The sauce is commonly sweetened with Mirin or/and Sugar. This is the easiest and very popular method to cook fish in Japan. Depending on the type of fish, you may wish to add Ginger or Garlic. Today, …

  • Vegetables

    Pickled Ginger, Tomato & Radish ‘Sunomono’

    Pickled Ginger, that is sometimes called ‘Sushi Ginger’, is totally underrated, in my opinion. I love fresh Ginger and I love the sweet and sour Pickled Ginger, too. It can be used for salad, stir-fry, sauces, and many more. Find my ‘Pickled Ginger’ recipes on this website. This is an elegant flavoured ‘Sunomono’ (‘Vinegared Dish’ …

  • Baked & Fried Rice

    Pickled Ginger & Pork Fried Rice

    Sweet and sour flavour of Pickled Sliced Ginger (aka Sushi Ginger) goes well with oily Pork. But you can replace Pork with Chicken or Beef. I like topping with extra Pickled Ginger. If you like spicy food, you may wish to add Chilli, but too much chilli would spoil the delicate flavour of Pickled Ginger. …

  • Mazegohan

    Pickled Ginger & Shiso Mazegohan

    Pickled sliced ginger, commonly called ‘Gari’ or ‘Amazu Shoga’ in Japanese, is often served with Sushi. I bought a bag of ‘Pickled Sliced Ginger’ when I made Sushi to entertain friends, but there was a lot of leftover. Do you also have any leftover ‘Pickled Ginger’?Basically it is young ginger thinly sliced, salted, and pickled …

  • Other Soup

    Ginger Egg & Enoki Soup

    On a wet and cold day, everyone would appreciate hot soup. Today I wanted an Asian flavoured egg soup. The very ordinary chicken stock can instantly turn into Asian when fresh Ginger and Spring Onion are added. I used Enoki and Black Fungus, but naturally you can use any vegetables. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 …

  • Vegetables

    Ginger Tsukudani

    I use fresh Ginger for cooking very often. I love its hot & spicy flavour. If you love Ginger, you might enjoy this ‘Ginger Tsukudani’. ‘Tsukudani’ is commonly small fish, shellfish, seaweed or vegetables cooked in Mirin, Sugar and Soy Sauce to preserve the ingredients. They are great condiments for freshly cooked rice and tofu, …