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  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish Vegetables

    Fried Fish & Vegetable Rice Bowl

    The Fish are seasoned with Salt & Pepper, fried and placed on top of the freshly cooked Rice. There are many sauces that go well with the Fish and Rice, but this is my favourite sauce. It is basically stir-fried Vegetables and Asian Mushrooms. Dashi stock is added and seasoned with Japanese staples, Soy Sauce …

  • Vegetables

    Meltingly Soft Pan-fried Baby Onions

    You DO NOT need to turn on your oven to cook these sweet & meltingly soft Baby Onions. I cooked them in the pan-steam-frying method that I often use to cook Broccoli. It is the easiest and energy saving way to cook these Onions. Cut Baby Onions in half, so that they can be cooked …

  • Pork

    Onion-Marinated Pork Steaks

    It is widely known some Fruit & Vegetables contain enzyme that breaks down protein. I heard that the grated Onion can soften tough Meat, so I tried. I want to share this tip with you because Onion indeed softens Meat. And it is a perfect ingredient for a marinade anyway. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 …

  • 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 …

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