pork

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Pork Vegetables

    Mabo Harusame

    A Japanese word ‘Okazu’ is hard to be translated into English. There is no English word that has the same meaning. The Japanese principal food is rice (short grain). The most typical meal in standard Japanese cuisine is called ‘Ichijū Sansai’ which means ‘One Soup & Three Dishes’. This doesn’t include rice. These dishes are …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Mabo Eggplant

    My Japanese style ‘Mabo Dofu’ recipe is quite versatile and you can replace Tofu with vegetables such as eggplant. All eggplant lovers should try this dish!It is very easy to cook but you need patience to precook eggplant pieces until they are tender as crunchy eggplant is not very nice. If you are OK with …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Cold Pork Salad with Sesame Dressing

    Thinly sliced pork and beef are commonly available in Japan, but not here in Australia. Occasionally I find frozen sliced meat in Asian grocer stores but the ordinary butchers and supermarket stores don’t sell them. That’s why I sometimes purchase a block of meat, half freeze it, slice as thin as I can, then freeze …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork Tofu & Soy Protein

    Mabo Dofu Don

    ‘Mabo Dofu Don’ is a dish of freshly cooked rice covered with Japanese Style Mabo Dofu. It’s one of my son’s favourites. I have tried some different types of Tofu for this dish, but our favourite remains Momen Tofu, which is medium to soft type, but naturally you can use your favourite type. Makes 4 …

  • Pork Tofu & Soy Protein

    Mabo Dofu Japanese Style

    ‘Mabo Dofu’ has been adapted to Japanese tastes and it is quite popular. As you know it is originally a Chinese dish but this one could be very different from the authentic ‘Mapo Doufu’. It’s my family’s Japanese style recipe. Many people buy ready-made sauce, but you can cook this dish quite easily. Makes 4 …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Layered Wombok & Pork

    This is perfect for dinner on a cold day. This dish is quite popular with my family and they actually encouraged me to add it to this website. Stewed Wombok is so tender and melting in mouth, and produces absolutely delicious soup as well. Using a heavy-base pot, you can forget about it once it’s …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Buta Don

    ‘Buta’ means ‘Pig’ or ‘Pork’. This Donburi (Rice Bowl) dish is originated in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. You can add some vegetables such as Onions and Carrot, but ‘Buta Don’ most commonly consists of a bowl of rice topped with just Pork slices. You might like the sauce sweeter than this recipe. Please …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Zucchini & Pork Spicy Stir-fry

    Zucchini is an easy-to-grow vegetable and we always have too much harvest. It is a challenge for me to cook them in different ways. Zucchini is not an Asian vegetable but I like them cooked with soy sauce. This is a typical stir-fry dish and starch-coated pork and crunchy zucchini are beautiful in this spicy …

  • Beef Chicken Pork

    Sweet & Sour Meatballs

    When my children were very young, I used to make this ‘Sweet & Sour Meatballs’ quite often. I put these meatballs into their lunch box and they loved them. The flavour of these meatballs brings back happy memories of those days. I always use beef & pork mix mince, but chicken mince is also very …

  • Baked & Fried Rice

    ‘Kimu-Taku’ Rice

    When I first heard about ‘Kimu-Taku Rice’ which is very popular in Nagano prefecture, Japan, I thought it was related to a Japanese star Kimura Takuya aka ‘Kimu-Taku’ who is an actor and also a member of an idol group SMAP. I was very wrong. ‘Kimu-Taku’ stands for ‘Kimuchi (Kimchi) and Takuan (Japanese pickled daikon …

  • Pork

    Pork with Miso Sesame Sauce

    Thinly sliced meat are very popular in Japan and I used to cook them in many different ways. In Australia, I have to slice meat by myself if I need very thin slices. But I recently discovered the Schnitzel steaks can be easily pounded to very thin! Here is one Quick & Easy recipe for …

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