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  • Pork Ramen

    Crispy Instant Ramen with Stir-fry

    I want to share another way you can cook an Instant ‘Soy Sauce’ Ramen. An extra effort is required, but it is worth it. Crispy Noodles with Stir-fry is my favourite dish and this is an attempt to create it using an Instant Ramen. If you are served this dish at a casual eatery, you …

  • Chicken Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Chicken Nabe (Hot Pot)

    ‘Nabe’ (Hot Pot) dish is great for entertaining your friends and family, but it is also great for everyday dinner as it is easy to prepare. I cook it for my family quite often, particularly when the weather is cold. The main ingredient of this ‘Nabe’ is Chicken. I always use Chicken Thigh Fillets and …

  • Miso Soup

    Dumpling Wrapper Miso Soup

    ‘Hōtō’ Noodle Miso Soup is my family’s favourite Noodle Miso Soup. It can be a perfect dinner on a cold winter day. I usually make the Noodles from scratch, but you can use ready-made Udon Noodles OR Pappardelle. If you have some leftover Dumpling Wrappers, that would be a perfect substitute. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Soba

    Vegan Soba Soup

    On this website, I have shared my recipe ‘Monk’s Vegan Soup’, that is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. ‘Kenchin-jiru’ is 100% plant-based soup that originated several centuries ago from a temple where Buddhist monks prepared the soup. ‘Kenchin-jiru’ is still very popular and Soba Noodles are often added to it. I am not Vegan but I …

  • Pork

    Hoisin Pork Sauce

    To make my ‘Spicy Meat Sauce’, I use Red Miso (dark coloured Japanese Miso) and Soy Sauce. The other day I added Hoisin Sauce as well, just because I needed to use it up. The sauce was so good and inspired me to make this Pork Sauce. This meat sauce can be enjoyed with freshly …

  • Sushi

    Teriyaki Chicken Chirashi-zushi

    ‘Chirashi-zushi’ is a type of Sushi and it is a kind of decorated rice salad. It is very popular in Japan. I often make it, but I have never made ‘Chirashi-zushi’ with Chicken. As Teriyaki Chicken is my Aussie family’s favourite filling for Sushi Rolls, today I decided to make Teriyaki Chicken Chirashi-zushi for the …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Sukiyaki Vegetables

    Soy Meat Sukiyaki Don

    One day I tried to cook ‘Sukiyaki Don’ replacing Beef with Soy Meat (Soy Protein) and the result was too bland. You just can’t replace Beef with Soy Meat. Extra flavours are needed in the sauce. So I added Ginger, Sesame Oil and Chilli this time. The dish tastes much better and it still tastes …

  • Other Soup

    Snow Fungus & Egg Soup

    Snow Fungus has crunchy gelatinous texture similar to Black Fungus. It doesn’t have particular flavour. I use it mainly for salad and soup. This comforting soup can be enjoyed with freshly cooked rice, or you may wish to add your favourite noodles such as Udon Noodles, Rice Noodles or Harusame Noodles (Mung Bean Starch Vermicelli). …

  • Mazegohan

    Vegan Soy Meat Mazegohan

    My family’s favourite Mazegohan is ‘Beef Mazegohan’. Today I replaced Beef with Soy Meat for a Vegan version. I used Fillet type, but Mince type can be used. Dry Soy Meat is made from Soy Beans and Water, and it is basically dried Tofu. Available from most Asian grocery stores, and not expensive at all. …

  • Chicken Tofu Vegetables

    Scrambled Tofu, Veggies & Egg

    This traditional Japanese dish is called ‘Iri Dōfu’ (Scrambled Tofu) in Japan. It can be a vegetarian dish, but I would like to add Chicken. Momen Tofu or medium soft Tofu is traditionally used, but you must press it to remove excess water. I prefer Firm Tofu for this dish as I can use it …

  • Miso Soup Pork

    Leek & Pork Miso Soup

    Leek is a European vegetable, but I have found its mild flavour is suitable for Japanese dishes. Miso Soup is an example. Today I used Leek for ‘Butajiru’, that is a type of Miso Soup with Pork. It’s so comforting and also filling. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Soup Stock of your choice *Today …

  • Clear Soup

    Dumplings in Soup

    These Dumplings are really easy to make, and I add them to Rice Soup, Miso Soup, soy sauce flavoured Clear Soup and Nabe (Hot Pot) dishes. Because my children love them so much, I think I should write down the recipe, so that they can one day make them by themselves. Today I added the …

  • Bread Mushrooms

    Miso & Mushroom Pizza

    People who have tried my ‘Miso & Mozzarella Baked Eggplant’ OR ‘Miso & Mozzarella Baked Tofu’ know that Miso and Mozzarella are a good match. If you like the combination, you certainly wish to try this Pizza. I just simply replaced Tomato sauce with Miso Sauce. Makes 1 Pizza Ingredients 1 Pizza Base *I used …

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