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  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Edamame Tabbouleh

    I love Edamame Beans (Young Soy Beans) and I often add them to salads. Frozen Edamame Beans that are already removed from pods are available from many stores in Melbourne. I always stock a bag of them and it is so handy. Do you like Tabbouleh? You might add Chickpeas and Nuts to it. Try …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Chickpea Salad with Chilli & Cumin

    I usually season Chickpea Salad with Salt and Black Pepper, most likely with Lemon Juice, Olive Oil and Parsley. Today I used Ground Chilli and Ground Cumin for a change, and it was so good. If you enjoy Coriander, add Coriander instead of Parsley. It turns into a totally different salad. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Soba Vegetables

    Soba Noodle Salad

    This is a variation of my ‘Cold Ramen Noodle Salad’. Salad ingredients can be placed on top of noodles decoratively, but they can be mixed with the noodles like this one. Today I used Soba Noodles instead of Ramen Noodles. Rice Noodles are also good. This type of noodle salad dish is something I want …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Blanched Pork Belly & Coriander Salad

    Coriander is ‘Love OR Hate’ vegetable. If you are a coriander hater, you wouldn’t enjoy this salad. If you love Coriander, you got to try it. It’s so refreshing and yummy. I hesitate to say I love Coriander, but I do enjoy its flavour. Definitely I don’t think it tastes like soap. Pork Belly is …

  • Pork Takikomigohan

    Pork Speck Takikomigohan

    ‘Takikomigohan’ is a Japanese dish of Rice that is cooked with other ingredients and seasonings. It can be in any flavours. Today’s main ingredient is Pork Speck that I usually use for soups. To get the maximum flavours from the Speck, place it in the pot first, underneath the Rice, so that Speck will get …

  • Pork Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Stir-fried Pork & Tofu Skin

    I recently discovered some Tofu Skin (Bean Curd Skin) products can be used as noodles. Some products might be too soft, but the Chinese Bean Curd Sticks I purchased have firmer texture. When the twisted sticks are rehydrated and softened, they can be cut into noodles. These noodles can be a life saver for those …

  • Other Soup Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Kōya Dōfu Pot-au-feu

    Kōya Dōfu is freeze-dried Tofu. They say it originated in the mid 16th century in Japan. It is still popular and a variety of Kōya Dōfu products are available. In Melbourne where I live, you can find it at Japanese grocery stores. Kōya Dōfu is like a hard dried sponge and it is very easy …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Lentil Salad

    Canned Beans are very handy to stock in the pantry. Using them, a nice salad like this one can be made very easily. You may wish to cook Lentils by yourself as it doesn’t take long to cook them. I still enjoy using Canned Lentils. Today I used Cucumber, Grape Tomatoes, Carrot, Red Capsicum and …

  • Fish Udon Vegetables

    Mackerel ‘Chan-Chan-Yaki’ Udon

    ‘Chan-Chan-Yaki’ is originally a fishermen’s dish from Hokkaido, Japan’s northern island. Salmon is used for the dish, but it is delicious with Mackerel. I have shared my ‘Mackerel Chan-Chan-Yaki Rice Bowl’ on this website. This is Udon Noodle version of the dish. I used Canned Mackerel. It’s another quick & easy dish, very filling and …

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