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  • 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 …

  • Beef Other Soup Vegetables

    Stewed Beef & Vegetables

    This is the simplest Stewed Beef & Vegetables, I suppose. Today I had some chunky cuts of Beef for casserole, and I wanted to cook something very light. So, I simply stewed everything in Vegetable Stock and seasoned with Slat & Black Pepper. I thought the soup needed some acidity, then I added a Tomato. …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Potato Chips (Crisps) Coleslaw

    Every time I use Potato Chips (Crisps) for cooking, I receive negative response from some people. Good quality Potato Chips are basically Fried Potato that is seasoned. Why can’t we use it for cooking? I have no problem about using it for Salads. ‘Carrot & Potato Chips Salad’ and ‘Spinach, Lettuce & Potato Chips Salad’ …

  • Vegetables

    Spinach Salad with Hummus Dressing

    I wanted to used up the leftover Hummus and made it into a salad dressing. Then I dressed Baby Spinach with the Hummus Dressing. For a colour, I also added Carrot. The salad was not bad, but it was lacking something. And the something was Onion!!! If you are not a fan of fresh Onion, …

  • Curry Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Quick & Easy Canned Mackerel Curry

    Mackerel is my absolutely favourite fish and I always stock some cans of ‘Mackerel in Brine’ in my pantry. Using one can, you can create a variety of Rice Bowl dishes and I have shared the recipes of those on this website. Here is another one to share. This is a super easy Mackerel Curry. …

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