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  • Vegetables

    Marinated Fried Eggplant ‘Nambanzuke’

    I have shared my recipe for ‘Nanban-zuke’, which is a dish of marinated Fish. It is one of my Top 10 summer dishes. This dish is almost identical to the ‘Nanban-zuke’, but I used Eggplants instead of Fish. Eggplants are deep-fried and they become oily. And that’s why they taste so good after marinated in …

  • Okonomiyaki Tempura Vegetables

    Carrot & Onion Pancakes

    This is a pan-fried version of my ‘Kakiage’ Tempura that I love. I first just pan-fried it instead of deep-frying, and realised I needed more batter. So, I made it just like Okonomiyaki. This is much easier to prepare and clean up than deep-fried Tempura. You can make small pancakes OR 1 large pancake and …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Hijiki Salad

    I recently received a question about how Hijiki can be cooked. Hijili is a blackish coloured Sea Vegetable. In Japan, it is used for many dishes. Most commonly it is simmered in Dashi Stock seasoned with Soy Sauce, with Soy Beans, Tofu products, or Vegetables such as Carrot. But, Hijiki can be added to Salad. …

  • Egg Pork Tofu Vegetables

    Pork & Vegetables Champroo (Chanpurū)

    ‘Champroo’ (Chanpurū) is an Okinawan stir fry dish. The Okinawan word ‘Champroo’ means ‘a mixture of various items’, and you can stir-fry any Vegetables you have. But, Champroo’s essential ingredients are Okinawan Tofu and Eggs. Well… we can’t get Okinawan Tofu outside Japan, so I use Firm Tofu. Bitter Melon is a popular Vegetable for …

  • Beef Udon

    Spicy Beef Udon with Gochujang

    Gochujang (Korean Spicy Miso) that I bough to cook a Korean dish has been sitting in the fridge for nearly a year. I wanted to use it up, so I cooked this ‘Bulgogi’ inspired stir-fried Beef Udon for my lunch today, and it was so delicious. I must write down how I cooked it. If …

  • Vegetables

    Red Cabbage & Fennel Coleslaw

    My ‘Fennel & Apple Coleslaw’ is so refreshing and it can go well with BBQ, Fried Chicken, Sausages, etc. Today I made it with Red Cabbage and I added Red Onion. The result was brilliant. This extra crunchy coleslaw with a striking colour and a tangy flavour will be a winner! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Bread Chicken

    Chicken Rolls

    You might know what inspired me to make this Chicken stuffed Bread Rolls. I am not a member of THAT supermarket and I don’t do shopping there. But I heard about the supermarket’s food called ‘Chicken Bake’ and it sounded very yummy, so I tried to make it. My version tastes great! Makes 2 Large …

  • Pork Potato

    Pork Mince Nikujaga

    ‘Nikujaga’ is the dish of ‘Niku’ (Meat) and ‘Jaga’ (Potato) cooked in sweet soy sauce flavoured broth. It is one of the most popular home cooking dishes in Japan, and I cook it very often. I use thinly sliced Beef, but ‘Niku’ can be other Meat. Thinly sliced Meat is most popular, but it can …

  • Lamb Potato

    Lamb Jaga

    ‘Nikujaga’ is a very popular Japanese dish made of ‘Niku’ (Meat) and ‘Jagaimo’ (Potato) that are cooked, often with Onion, in sweet soy sauce flavoured broth. I usually use thinly sliced Beef for the dish, but Pork or Chicken can be used. I wondered how about Lamb? I have never ever tried it before, so …

  • Beef Spaghetti & Pasta

    Yakiniku Spaghetti

    Italian Pasta such as Spaghetti are very suitable for Asian flavours. Mix Spaghetti with stir-fried Beef & Vegetables seasoned with Yakiniku (Japanese style BBQ) Sauce. It’s a simple and easy to prepare dish, and absolutely yummy! Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 servings Spaghetti150 to 200g thinly sliced Beef1/2 Onion2 Cabbage Leaves1/2 Carrot1/4 to 1/2 Capsicum1 …

  • Beef Chicken Pork Potato

    Sausage & Potato Casserole

    ‘Sausages & Mashed Potatoes’ is actually not very easy to prepare. First of all, I don’t like pan-frying Sausages as it makes kitchen dirty with splatters. I have to make gravy sauce after Sausages are cooked, and I have to make Mashed Potatoes as well. I tried several ways to cook Sausages and Potatoes, and …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Green Vegetable Soup

    Don’t judge it by its colour. This soup is absolutely delicious! I first made this soup by adding some green vegetables to ‘My Mother’s Potato Soup’ to make it more nutritious. You should add as many different green vegetables as you have. I love to add Broad Beans that makes a huge difference. The more …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken Nanban-zuke

    ‘Nanban-zuke’ is a Japanese dish of marinated fried fish. I usually use fish called ‘Aji’ but other meaty fish are also suitable. Chicken Breast is a popular alternative. It’s much easier to prepare than it looks. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Chicken Breast FilletsSalt & PepperPotato Starch FlourOil for frying1/2 to 1 Onion *thinly sliced1 …

  • Beef

    My Beef Casserole

    ‘Beef Casserole’ was an eye-opening dish for me to learn. It is EASY to prepare if you have an oven, and a very comforting dish. My husband grew up with this type of dish, which is supposed to be served with Mashed Potato. It seemed there were popular casserole seasoning mixes, and my husband even …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate Pork

    Pork & Cabbage Miso Nabe (Hot Pot)

    Lately I have cooked this dish repeatedly, because it is delicious, and it is absolutely easy to prepare. I cooked it in the kitchen and took the whole pot to the table to let everyone serve themselves. You can cook this dish on the dinner table, and that’s the proper way to enjoy Nabe (Hot …

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