shiitake

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Mushrooms

    Asian Mushrooms & Egg Rice Bowl

    In Melbourne where I live, more and more Asian Mushrooms are becoming available. A local green grocer near my home sells a huge variety of Asian Mushrooms and I am happy. Today I used those delicious Mushrooms to make this rice bowl. I used Sugar, Mirin and Soy Sauce to season it. It’s a typical …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Simmered Shiitake & Carrot

    When I cook ‘Simmered Shiitake’, I most likely add some vegetables such as Lotus Root, Bamboo Shoot OR Gobō, etc. Most them are hard to find where I live. The easiest option is Carrot. This is a typical Japanese dish, though you would never come across at Japanese restaurants. It is absolutely easy to cook. …

  • Mushrooms

    Black Fungus & Shiitake ‘Tsukudani’

    ‘Tsukudani’ is a Japanese dish. Ingredients are cooked with Mirin (OR Sake), Sugar and Soy Sauce. Commonly Seafood and Sea Vegetables are used. Today I cooked Black Fungus and Shiitake. This dish is best to enjoy with freshly cooked rice. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 20g Dried Shiitake Mushrooms *I used small ones20g Dried Black Fungus1/2 …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Pork

    Stir-fried Harusame & Pork

    The other day, I cooked ‘Stir-fried Harusame with Prawns & Lettuce’ without rehydrating Dry Harusame Noodles, and it worked very well. So, I cooked this dish in the same method. It is basically stir-fried Pork Mince and Vegetables. After I seasoned the stir-fry, I added Sauce and Dry Harusame Noodles to the pan. It didn’t …

  • Pork Soba

    Pork & Shiitake Soba Noodle Soup

    It is a custom for Japanese to eat Soba Noodle Soup on New Year’s Eve. However, it can be very hot at this time of year in Melbourne where I live, and I often cook a cold dish of Soba Noodles. But it is always nice to have a hot dish like this one. I …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Lamb

    Lamb & Vegetable Stir-fry Rice Bowl

    This might be a new way to eat Lamb for you. It is a very simple stir-fry dish. As I always eat it with Rice, I made it into a rice bowl. This stir-fry is absolutely easy. Make the marinade in a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and mix to combine, then stir-fry. Of course, …

  • Mushrooms Sea Vegetables

    Simmered Kombu (Kelp), Shiitake & Bamboo Shoot

    This is a very Japanese dish of Kombu (Kelp) that is seasoned with Japanese staple seasonings, Sugar, Mirin and Soy Sauce. Kombu is cooked with Shiitake and Bamboo Shoot. I added Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes) as well. You may know that Kombu, Katsuobushi and Dried Shiitake are often used to make Dashi Stock. This dish is …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Simmered Soy Beans & Vegetables

    This is another very popular and traditional Japanese dish that you would never come across at Japanese restaurants. I do crave this type of dish occasionally. It’s a very simple dish and I enjoy it with freshly cooked Rice. The most tricky part of cooking this dish is cooking Soy Beans. The Dried Soy Beans …

  • Other Soup Sea Vegetables

    Kombu (Kelp) & Tofu Soup

    This soup is slightly Hot & Sour. When I seasoned the soup, I thought some Vinegar would improve the flavour, so I added Vinegar to the soup. Maybe I was tired, but I definitely enjoyed the sourness of this soup. You can make it hotter and sourer to suit your taste. If you have Kombu …

  • Gyoza Tofu & Soy Protein

    Vegan Tofu Gyoza

    I have recently reviewed my old ‘Vegetarian Gyoza’ recipe, that was made with Tofu and Wombok. Once I thought it was good enough, but I found the texture of the filing was too soft, and I decided to change the recipe. I thought Cabbage would work better than Wombok, then I created a new Vegetarian …

  • Chicken Takikomigohan

    Chicken ‘Gomoku’ Takikomigohan

    ‘Takikomigohan’ is a Japanese dish of Rice that is cooked with other ingredients and seasonings. It is commonly seasoned with Dashi and Soy Sauce. ‘Gomoku’ (五目) means ‘various ingredients’, so it doesn’t have to be five ingredients, but I tend to use five ingredients. This is one of my favourite Japanese dishes and I cook …

  • Mushrooms Other Soup

    Black Fungus & Asian Mushroom Soup

    ‘Black Fungus’ is an edible wood fungus. It is similar to mushrooms. I agree it is a bad naming but it is called ‘Black Fungus’ in Australia. There are many different names for this food. Some of them are even more horrible names. It is called ‘Kikurage’ in Japanese. ‘Black Fungus’ is quite popular in …

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