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  • Takikomigohan

    Rice Cooker Jambalaya

    I have shared my ‘Oven-Baked Jambalaya’ recipe on this website. It is quite easy to cook. But today, I didn’t have enough energy. I wanted to cook it in the easiest possible way. The Rice Cooker is the best method. I placed the Chicken pieces at the bottom as I wanted to brown them. How …

  • Beef Vegetables

    My Family’s Bolognese Sauce

    ‘Spaghetti Bolognese’ was my daughter’s favourite dish when she was a young child. This is the sauce I have been cooking for decades. I sometimes add extra ingredients such as Mushrooms, Chilli, Olives, etc. I use this sauce for Potato Chase Bake and Doria as well. Cook a large batch even though you need it …

  • Potato Tofu Vegetables

    Vegan Cottage Pie

    Since my discovery of Dry Soy Meat (Mince Type) at a local Asian grocery store, I have been cooking mince dishes replacing the mince with Soy Meat. The texture of Soy Meat is very similar to meat mince, and this Cottage Pie seems to be quite satisfying even for meat lovers. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Vegetables

    Thai Inspired Red Cabbage Salad

    If you are tired of ordinary coleslaw and want something different, try this South Asian flavoured Cabbage Salad. I hesitate to call this dressing ‘Thai’, but it is definitely inspired by ‘Thai’ dressing. You may wish to add fresh Chilli, but I used Chilli Garlic Sauce as I usually don’t have fresh Chilli. I added …

  • Pork

    Skinless Pork Sausages

    We really don’t know what is in the store-bought sausages, do we? It would be good if I could make sausages at home knowing exactly what is in them. However, sausage making is not an easy task. I don’t have tools and the casings are not widely available. The solutions is making them skinless. Makes …

  • Vegetables

    Pumpkin Salad

    This is the Pumpkin version of ‘My Family’s Potato Salad’. Japanese Pumpkin, which texture is similar to dry type Potato, should be used. However, it is impossible to find where I live. Today I used Kent Pumpkin. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/6 to 1/4 Pumpkin *about 600 to 700g100g Bacon *cut into small pieces1 Cucumber …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Broccoli Potato Salad

    My Family’s Potato Salad is a special salad for us. Everyone loves it and it always reminds us my mother’s kitchen. It is not hard to make but it is time consuming. This ‘Broccoli Potato Salad’ is almost identical but much easier to prepare as I don’t mash the Potatoes. A whole head of Broccoli …

  • 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 …

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