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  • Vegetables

    Turnip, Persimmon & Pear Salad

    Turnip & Persimmon ‘Namasu’, a type of Japanese salad, is one of my favourites. When Persimmons start to appear at stores in autumn, I always make it. Today I added Pear to make this salad because I believed Pear would improve the flavour, and I was right. This salad probably looks boring, but it is …

  • Vegetables

    Pumpkin Salad

    Sweet Pumpkin and salty Bacon are a delicious combination for this salad. Ham can be used instead of Bacon if you prefer. Use your favourite type of Pumpkin, but please be aware some types of Pumpkin tend to become very soft and wet when cooked. Those types are perfect for mushy salad. You can leave …

  • Egg Potato

    Potato & Egg Salad with Parmesan

    Today I failed to cook Boiled Eggs. They were supposed to be soft and gooey. I was cooking them in my Water & Energy Saving Method. When I thought ‘three more minutes to wait’, I started doing something else and totally forgot about it. Eggs were left in the hot saucepan for too long and …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Black Fungus & Cucumber Namul

    I know some people are not happy this black edible fungus is called ‘Black Fungus’. Jelly Mushroom sounds better, but it misrepresents what this fungus is as its texture is so different from many mushrooms. I call it ‘Black Fungus’ as it is called so in Melbourne where I live. This is a Korean inspired …

  • Egg Spaghetti & Pasta

    Curry Flavoured Pasta Salad

    ‘Japanese Macaroni Salad’ is one of my family’s favourite salads. I started using any short Pasta for the salad because I couldn’t find long Macaroni in Melbourne where I live. So I should call it ‘Japanese Pasta Salad’. This salad is basically the same salad, but I added Curry Powder. This curry flavoured version is …

  • Vegetables

    Cucumber & Tomato Yoghurt Salad with Cumin

    This is an absolutely quick and easy salad. Just cut Cucumber and Tomato into small pieces and mix them with Greek Yoghurt. Season with Salt and Sugar, then sprinkle with ground Cumin. I strongly recommend to add some Toasted Cumin Seeds as well. This salad goes very well with curry flavoured rice dishes. Makes 4 …

  • Curry Fish Potato

    Curry Flavoured Mackerel & Potato Salad

    ‘Curry Flavoured Smoked Sausage & Potato Salad’ is one of my family’s favourite potato salads and I sometimes crave it. Today I wanted to cook it, but I didn’t have Sausages. As I had some Canned Fish, I decided to use Canned Mackerel instead of Sausages, and the result was great. It was delicious! The …

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    Sushi Rice Bowl

    This is my favourite hot day dish, that I often prepare for my family on a very hot day and I don’t want to cook anything. My kitchen has a large window that is facing west, and the kitchen can get extremely hot. While it is still not too hot, I prepare Sushi Rice and …

  • Beans & Peas Cheese Vegetables

    Mixed Beans & Haloumi Salad

    This salad is a variation of my ‘Edamame Mixed Beans Salad’. I often add Fetta Cheese to the salad, but today I added fried Haloumi and plenty of leafy salad vegetables. It’s a perfect side dish, but it can be a nutritious meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup Edamame Beans *thawed if frozen1 can …

  • Vegetables

    Sweet & Sour Wombok

    When I prepare a Japanese style dinner, I always serve a dish of pickled vegetable OR something refreshing and salty. This dish is a Chinese inspired pickled salad. I added a generous amount of Sesame Oil to it. Simple and delicious! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/4 Wombok *about 450g1/2 teaspoon Salt *reduce the amount if …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Wombok Sesame Salad

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables dressed with sweet sesame seed sauce. A variety of vegetables are suitable for the dish, but I have found Wombok is tricky. It tend to turn bland. For Wombok, an extra Salt is needed. And I believe Ginger and Sesame Oil improve the flavour. This ‘Goma-ae’ Wombok is …

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