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  • Beef Chicken Pork Vegetables

    Korean Inspired Stir-fry

    I named this stir-fry dish ‘Korean Inspired Stir-fry’ because I used Gochujang (Korean Spicy Miso), however you can use your favourite Chilli Sauce instead. Cook Rice before you cook this dish, because you got to serve it with freshly cooked Rice. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 350g Pork, Beef OR Chicken1 Onion *thinly Sliced1 small Carrot …

  • Tempura

    Chikuwa, Onion & Parsley ‘Kakiage’ Tempura

    ‘Kakiage’ is a type of Tempura made with a variety of chopped or thinly sliced Vegetables and Seafood. I often cook ‘Prawn, Onion & Carrot Kakiage’ to serve with ‘Zaru Soba’. Today I didn’t have enough Prawns. Then I used ‘Chikuwa’ instead. ‘Chikuwa’ is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake made from Surimi (fish paste). This Kakiage’ …

  • Beef Potato

    Curry Flavoured Nikujaga

    ‘Nikujaga’ is simmered Meat (Niku) and Potatoes (Jagaimo). I cook it with a variety of Meat, and my family members love the dish. Soy Sauce, Mirin and Sugar are used to season ‘Nikujaga’, but I added some Curry Powder today. Curry flavour can go quite well with the sweet soy sauce flavour. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Pork

    Pork Mince Katsu

    Tonkatsu, the Japanese dish of Panko-crumbed and deep-fried Pork Cutlet, is very popular. This is the almost same thing, but it is made of Pork Mince. You can use just Pork Mince, but I always add finely chopped Onion and other ingredients. When my children were young, I added other Vegetables as well. It was …

  • Pork Ramen

    Crispy Instant Ramen with Stir-fry

    I want to share another way you can cook an Instant ‘Soy Sauce’ Ramen. An extra effort is required, but it is worth it. Crispy Noodles with Stir-fry is my favourite dish and this is an attempt to create it using an Instant Ramen. If you are served this dish at a casual eatery, you …

  • Vegetables

    Instant Pickled Red Onion

    I looked for recipes for Quick Pickled Red Onion and I was disappointed with all of them. I don’t want to use a lot of Vinegar to pickle just 1 Onion. I don’t want to wait for several hours. Then, I ended up making this Instant Pickled Red Onion using a typical Japanese vinaigrette ‘Amazu’, …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta Vegetables

    Pasta Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

    Macaroni Salad is the most popular salad in Japan and I have my own recipe. It’s a lovely salad and I have been making it repeatedly for decades. The same Macaroni Salad again and again, and I wanted to make something different today. This is my American inspired Pasta Salad, but still tastes Japanese as …

  • Vegetables

    Oil-Free ‘Namasu’ Coleslaw

    ‘Namasu’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables, most commonly Daikon and Carrot, that is seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. I often crave for ‘Namasu’, particularly when I am physically tired. Today I didn’t have Daikon, so I used Cabbage. I added other vegetables as well. It’s ended up a coleslaw, but in the same …

  • Bread Chicken Vegetables

    Tacos with Curry Sauce

    My ‘Curry Sauce’ goes well with Steaks, Roasts, ‘Tonkatsu’ and ‘Chicken Katsu’, and many more, and it is easy to make using Japanese Curry Roux Blocks. Today I enjoyed Tacos with the Curry Sauce, just for a change. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Tortillas *OR FlatbreadsRoast Chicken *I bought it from a shop today. You may …

  • Vegetables

    Crunchy Okra Fritters

    Many Australian people where I am living now don’t eat Okra, OR probably they don’t know what Okra is. My No.1 Okra dish is definitely ‘Fried Okra’, that I fell in love with instantly when I was in Alabama many years ago. And this ‘Crunchy Okra Fritters’ is No. 2. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 10 …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Chickpeas & Barley Salad

    I am very fond of Pearl Barley and use it for soups and salads, and I even stir-fry it. I often cook Pearl Barley using my rice cooker. Today I cooked it with Chickpeas. Of course, you can use canned Chickpeas and cook Pearl Barley in a saucepan. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1/2 …

  • Beans & Peas Potato

    Hash Brown Potatoes & Chickpeas

    I know Hash Browns are not very good for my health, but I love them. This is my attempt to make the ‘not-healthy’ food into ‘less-unhealthy’ food. I added Chickpeas to Hash Browns. To make them crispy, you need a reasonable amount oil to cook, but you can cook them like pancakes, if you don’t …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Sukiyaki Vegetables

    Soy Meat Sukiyaki Don

    One day I tried to cook ‘Sukiyaki Don’ replacing Beef with Soy Meat (Soy Protein) and the result was too bland. You can’t just replace Beef with Soy Meat. Extra flavours are needed in the sauce. So I added Ginger, Sesame Oil and Chilli this time. The dish tastes much better and it still tastes …

  • Other Soup

    Broccoli, Potato & Oats Soup

    This creamy soup has no dairy product added. I didn’t add Flour either. The soup is thick and creamy because of Oats. My ‘Miso Oats Porridge’ inspired me to make this soup. Adding Oats is absolutely the easiest way to make a soup thick and creamy. You may wish to use Butter and Milk, add …

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