salad

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Tuna & Cabbage Salad Rice Bowl

    I used my ‘Garlic Sesame Dressing’ to make this Tuna & Cabbage Salad. This salad can be enjoyed as a side dish, but today I made it into a rice bowl as the flavour of this salad goes well with Rice. It is a very filling dish, but it’s quite low in calories as this …

  • Vegetables

    ‘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 …

  • Vegetables

    Lettuce Salad with Basil Sumiso Dressing

    In the region in Japan where I grew up, there is a Lettuce called ‘Chisha’. ‘Chisha’ has the flavour and texture between Cos Lettuce and Butter Lettuce. My mother most frequently made ‘Chisha’ Salad with ‘Sumiso’, a sweet & sour Miso dressing. I use Cos Lettuce for this salad, and I add Basil to the …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Wombok & Tuna Ponzu Salad

    Wombok is often called by a variety of different names. It’s called ‘Hakusai’ (白菜) in Japanese, but here in Australia, ‘Wombok’ is the common name. It is a hugely popular vegetable among many Asians. If you have never used it for cooking, try a simple salad. This salad is not bad at all. Makes 4 …

  • 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 …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Carrot & Chicken Creamy ‘Goma-ae’ Salad

    I first made this salad with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce that is made with Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sugar and Soy Sauce. It was delicious as it was, but today I added extra stuff as we often do. It turned a really nice salad. I am now writing down how I made it. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 200g …

  • Beans & Peas Cheese Vegetables

    Edamame & Fetta Cheese Salad

    Edamame, young Soy Beans, has become so popular and it is widely available in Australia. I often purchase Frozen Edamame Beans that are already removed from pods. Edamame Beans are absolutely versatile and can be used for so many dishes just like Frozen Peas. Today I simply mixed with Fetta Cheese, Cucumber and Avocado. This …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Broccoli, Corn, Tuna & Mayo Salad

    Simple is often the best. ‘Tuna & Mayo’ is a yummy combination. I knew Broccoli would go well with it. Then I added Sweet Corn and a little bit Onion. Such a super simple salad, so easy to make, and so delicious. You can cook Broccoli as you like, but my favourite method is pan-steam-fry. …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Snow Fungus & Cucumber Salad

    Snow Fungus, aka White Jelly Mushroom, is a popular cooking ingredient in many Asian countries. Dried Snow Fungus is available form most Asian grocery stores. I use it mainly for salad and soup. The texture of Snow Fungus is similar to Black Fungus. I love its crunchiness. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 20g Dried Snow Fungus …

  • Vegetables

    Carrot & Tomato Fish Sauce Salad

    The other day when I cooked Thai flavoured Chicken for dinner, I wanted to serve something refreshing. And I made this salad. Because it was so good, I wrote down how I made it. Today I made it again according to my notes, and I added Coriander leaves, even though I knew I would receive …

  • Vegetables

    Gochujang & Sesame Salad Dressing

    This is my Korean inspired salad dressing. Fresh salad vegetables such as Lettuce and Cucumber, and cooked vegetables such as Spinach and Carrot, are all suitable with this dressing sauce. Taste the sauce and alter the flavour to suit your taste. You may wish to add extra Gochujang, but 1 teaspoon is maximum for me. …

  • Vegetables

    Takuan & Cabbage Ponzu Salad

    ‘Takuan’ is Japanese pickled Daikon. As ‘Takuan’ is commonly seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar, it can be a great ingredient for salads. Today I mixed it with Cabbage. I often use boiling kettle water to slightly cook Cabbage, so that I can reduce the volume. You may wish to blanch it in salted water. …

  • Vegetables

    No-Mayonnaise Coleslaw

    No Mayonnaise and No Dairy are needed to make this Coleslaw. This is an absolutely simple recipe, yet this Coleslaw is really good. It goes well with Asian dishes, Western dishes and other dishes in many different flavours. Makes 4 to 6 Ingredients 500g Cabbage *choose soft & juicy Cabbage1/2 Carrot *slice into thin strips1/2 …

  • Vegetables

    Takuan (Pickled Daikon) & Lettuce Salad

    On the other day when I shared my ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon) recipe, I received a request for ideas to use ‘Takuan’. ‘Takuan’ is pickled Daikon. You can use it just like other pickled Vegetables. ‘Takuan’ is seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. It is a perfect ingredient for Salad. Because it is quite salty and …

  • 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 …

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