salad

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken & Celery Salad

    Japanese mayonnaise can be mixed with Worcestershire Sauce (Lea & Perrins) OR Soy Sauce to make the dressing for this salad. If you use Worcestershire Sauce, I recommend to cook Chicken with ‘Herbs A’. If you use Soy Sauce, cook with ‘Herbs B’. Whichever flavour, the creamy dressing goes so well with Celery, that even …

  • Mazegohan Mushrooms Vegetables

    Asian Mushrooms and Black Rice

    I love the black coloured rice such as Wild rice and Black rice. They have chewy texture and rich nutty flavour. This dish can be probably categorised as a rice salad dish, but it tastes good both warm and cold. Add plenty of mushrooms of your choice. I use dried mushrooms because I like the …

  • Udon Vegetables

    Udon Salad with Sesame Sauce

    The Udon noodles can be replaced with Ramen noodles, but they need to be COLD for this dish. On a hot and humid summer day in Japan, I often lost my appetite for food. A cold noodle dish like this one was life saving. If you have a good appetite, simply enjoy this delicious dish! …

  • Vegetables

    Caesar Salad with My Legendary Caesar Dressing

    It’s a simple Cos Lettuce Salad with ‘My Legendary Caesar Dressing’. I sometimes add halved Cherry Tomatoes and Olives. Cucumber and Snow Peas are also nice additions. Parmesan Cheese can be grated and mixed with lettuce, but I like the chunky shaved pieces better. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cos Lettuce 1 *leaves separated and cleaned, …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    My Legendary Caesar Dressing

    I have been making this dressing for decades. Mixing with this dressing, humble lettuce leaves turn into a gorgeous salad. I always use wine vinegar, either red or white, and add no salt and no pepper to the dressing. Everyone who tasted it loved the flavour. I hope you enjoy it, too. Ingredients Anchovy Filets …

  • Vegetables

    Red Cabbage & Carrot ‘Namasu’

    When I am mentally or physically very tired, I often have a craving for a dish called ‘Namasu’ that is vinegared vegetables and most commonly Daikon and Carrot are used. When I didn’t have Daikon, I used Red Cabbage instead. The result was really refreshing, and very pretty as well. Makes 2 to 4 Servings …

  • Fruit Vegetables

    Fennel & Orange Salad

    I never knew any vegetables that smells and tastes like Fennel. When I tried it for the first time, it reminded me the smell of insect repellent and I did not think I could eat it. But it is now one of my favourite vegetables and I have been on this fennel craze for a …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Baby Spinach & Potato Salad

    I like my Yoghurt Dressing that I created for the Kale Coleslaw. Then I used it for the potato salad instead of Japanese mayonnaise. I found the coleslaw dressing was a bit too sweet for the potatoes and it needed herbs. I thought Dill would go well with the yoghurt! That’s how I ended up …

  • Squid & Octopus Vegetables

    Marinated Squid Salad

    I love Squid, especially ‘Squid Sashimi’ which I have never had in Australia. Fresh squids are not available where I live. Frozen or thawed squid tubes are available from any supermarkets. But the whole squids are less than half the price and they don’t smell like chlorine like the processed squid tubes do. If you …

  • Beans & Peas Mazegohan Vegetables

    Crunchy Edamame & Black Rice Salad

    In Melbourne where I live, a greater variety of rice are becoming available even from the average supermarkets. Short, medium and long grain rice. Glutinous rice, Wild rice, Arborio, Basmati, Jasmine, Brown rice, White rice, Red rice and Black rice. I particularly love the black coloured rice such as Wild rice and Black rice. They …

  • Vegetables

    Kale Coleslaw with Yoghurt Dressing

    I confess that I love Coles’ ‘Kale Coleslaw Salad Kit’ and have bought it many times. A bag of veggies comes with dressing and some seeds, and it is $5! Why don’t I try to make it by myself? So I imitated the Coles’ Kale Coleslaw. The cost of making it could be around $2 …

  • Vegetables

    Japanese Macaroni Salad

    This is one of the most popular salads in Japan and everyone knows how to make it. It is easy to make and its flavour depends on which mayonnaise to use and the amount of seasonings. Fresh onion and sweet corn are essential for my salad. This salad strangely brings back the memory of the …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Kombu (Kelp) Cucumber Daikon Salad

    A store of Daiso has opened in a shopping centre near my house recently. If you are interested in Japanese culture, you must know Daiso. Daiso stores sell a great variety of Japanese products all at one price $2.80 each in Australia. They sell some cooking ingredients and ‘Shredded Kombu (Kelp)’ is one of them. …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish Vegetables

    Spicy Salmon Salad Don

    I often make a large batch of thinly sliced vegetable mix for salad. This is so handy to make a lunch for myself. Sometimes I mix with noodles or mix with fish or meat to make a rice bowl dish like this one. If you wish to make this dish with Smoked Salmon, you need …

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