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  • Vegetables

    My Scrumptious Cucumber

    I have shared many Cucumber dish recipes on this website, but this is the dish that I make most frequently. It’s a dish of just Cucumber. By adding extra ingredients to this dish, you can create endless variations. Extra ingredients can be Onion, Chilli, Garlic, Tomato, Chicken, Squid, Wakame, Black Fungus, OR etc. Makes 4 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Gochujang Mackerel Rice Bowl

    Canned Mackerel costs slightly more than Canned Tuna, but both are really handy items to stock in the pantry. My husband says Canned Mackerel smells bad, but I love it. Canned Mackerel makes delicious Rice Bowl dishes. ‘Curry Mackerel Don’ and ‘Miso Mackerel Don’ are just a few example. Here is another Rice Bowl dish …

  • Pork Udon

    Cold Pork Salad Udon

    It is a custom for Japanese to eat Noodles, often Soba Noodle Soup, on New Year’s Eve, as the Noodles symbolise ‘longevity’. On the last day of 2021, a heatwave hit Melbourne where I live, and the temperature was 39℃. Hot Noodle Soup was not suitable. I cooked this ‘Cold Pork Salad Udon’. Makes 2 …

  • Sea Vegetables

    Kombu (Kelp) Salad

    If you have already shredded Dry Kombu (Kelp), it would be easy to make this salad. As I cannot find shredded Dried Kombu these days, I sliced it by myself. It is not very hard, but you need a simple trick to slice the slippery Kombu. Please find my tip at ‘How To Thinly Slice …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Bonito & Salty Rhubarb

    The other day I first made ‘Salty Rhubarb Paste’, that can be a substitute for ‘Umeboshi’. It was too sour for me, so I decided to added Sugar. When I tasted it, the flavour instantly brought back a memory of my childhood and I remembered a yummy paste that I used to eat with freshly …

  • Vegetables

    Creamy Sesame Dressing Coleslaw

    Are you tired of the same Coleslaw? Do you want to try a new flavour? Try my ‘Creamy Sesame Dressing’ instead of the ordinary Coleslaw Dressing. It might be a totally new cabbage salad for you. My ‘Creamy Sesame Dressing’ goes so well with many salad vegetables, and it makes a yummy coleslaw. Makes 4 …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    Creamy Sesame Dressing

    Definitely this is one of my TOP 3 Salad Dressings. You might have seen bottles of this salad dressing at Asian grocery stores. It is very popular in Japan. I use it often and my family loves it. It’s very easy to make at home. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Seeds *ground3 …

  • Halloween

    Halloween Zombie Bento

    In the Halloween season last year, I made ‘Zombie Cookies’. It was great fun making those Zombie faces with cookie dough. This year, I decided to make Zombie Bento (a packed lunch). This Bento has been inspired by Chicken Soboro Don. I used Beef Mince instead of Chicken Mince, but you can use other Minced …

  • Vegetables

    Wombok Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing

    You might have seen Japanese Creamy Sesame Dressing at Asian grocery stores. It’s very popular in Japan. You don’t need to buy it as it is actually quite easy to make if you have Sesame Seeds and Japanese Mayonnaise. And you know exactly what’s in it when you make it yourself. This is a very …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken & Cucumber Salad with Sesame Dressing

    This is a very popular salad in Japan. It is a quick & easy dish, that is delicious and nutritious. I believe every household has its own recipe for the Sesame Dressing. Some people make it quite sweet. This is my family’s recipe. Please alter the amount of Sugar to suit your taste. Makes 4 …

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