shiitake

  • 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 …

  • Chicken Egg Sushi

    Soboro Sushi Rolls

    It takes time to prepare the fillings for traditional Sushi Rolls. I often prepare Carrot, Spinach, Egg, Shiitake, Fish or Chicken, Cucumber, and more. They all need to be prepared separately. It is very time consuming. But this filling is super easy to prepare. You cook everything together. It is a great filling for ‘Temaki-zushi’ …

  • Mushrooms

    Ponzu Shiitake

    This is a very simple dish of fried Shiitake. My mother used to grill them, but I deep-fry them. Of course you can shallow-fry them using a frying pan. I like adding more flavours to Ponzu, but they are all optional. You can use Ponzu only. Makes 3 to 4 Servings Ingredients 200g Shiitake MushroomsOil …

  • Other Seafood Takikomigohan

    Dried Scallops Takikomigohan

    Soak dried Scallops in water until soft and you will have a really nice stock. Using this stock and softened Scallops, you can cook a delicious ‘Takikomigohan’. Today I added Carrot and Shiitake as well, but just Scallops and Spring Onions would be good enough. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 50g Dried Scallops400ml Water2 cups (*180ml …

  • Chicken Potato Vegetables

    Simmered Root Vegetables & Chicken

    This dish is called ‘Chikuzen-ni’ (筑前煮) in Japan. It was a local dish in Chikuzen region in the island of Kyushu. It is now popular in other parts of Japan and often prepared for the New Year celebration. It can be difficult to find all these ingredients outside Japan. In particular, Gobō and Lotus Root …

  • Gyoza Tofu Vegetables

    Vegan Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) Gyoza

    As my brother-in-law’s family and good friends of mine turned Vegan last year, I had been trying to create a new Vegan Gyoza recipe using Firm Tofu, but I couldn’t achieve the texture that I was wishing to create. Then, on the other day, to use up leftover Gyoza Wrappers, I made some Gyoza using …

  • Chicken

    Baked Chicken Mince

    There is an old Japanese sweet called ‘Matsukaze’ (Wind in the Pines) that has hundreds of years history. And there is a Chicken Mince dish that looks like the sweet ‘Matsukaze’. This Chicken Mince dish is often prepared for the New Year celebration. I don’t have a large square pan, I bake it in the …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Scrumptious Tofu & Vegetable Miso in Lettuce Cups

    This dish is very popular in Japan and the miso mixture is usually made with Pork Mince. I made this Vegetarian (Vegan) version for my Vegan friends. By adding a variety of ingredients, you can create a great flavour. If you ran out of Lettuce, you can enjoy it with freshly cooked rice, too. Makes …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Shiitake & Lotus Root ‘Goma-ae’

    Local supermarket stores are now selling Frozen Lotus Root Slices thanks to the Asian population increase in the area. When I stir-fry them, I usually cook frozen slices so that the crunchy texture would more likely remain. Today I simply mixed with my ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce with Shiitate Mushrooms. It was simply delicious! Makes 4 to …

  • Pork Somen & Hiyamugi

    Stir-fried Pork & Somen (OR Capellini)

    ‘Somen’, Japanese Thin Noodles, can be substituted with Capellini (Angel Hair Pasta), and I often use Capellini. This is a very simple stir-fry dish, and naturally you can add any vegetables that you have in hand. A quick & easy lunch menu for me. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 100g Thinly Sliced Pork *cut into small …

  • Fish Mushrooms

    Japanese Mushroom Sauce & Fish

    This mushroom sauce is good with Fish, but also good with Tofu or Chicken. Cook those proteins simply with Salt and Pepper, or you don’t need to cook Tofu. Today I pan-fried the Fish Fillets after coating them with Flour. You can steam, grill or deep-fry. This sauce makes the simple fish into an extra …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Mushrooms

    Asian Mushroom Rice Bowl

    Mushroom lovers love all types of mushrooms. I love European mushrooms and Asian mushrooms. More and more stores in Melbourne are selling wider variety of mushrooms these days. Today I used Shiitake, Shimeji and Enoki to make this delicious rice bowl dish. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 160 to 180g Asian Mushrooms *Today I used Shiitake, …

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