shiitake

  • 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 …

  • Takikomigohan

    Vegan ‘Okowa’ Glutinous Rice

    I often add Chicken OR Pork to this type of Glutinous Rice dish, but making it Vegan is easy. I used Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) for this Vegan version. It’s a good source of protein and a wonderful flavour comes out of it. I added Edamame as well, so this dish contains plenty of protein. …

  • Takikomigohan

    Pork Speck ‘Okowa’ Glutinous Rice

    ‘Okowa’ is a type of Glutinous Rice dish. My mother used to cook it by steaming, but I cook it using a rice cooker just like ‘Takikomigohan’. When you use Glutinous Rice, you need to reduce the amount of liquid. As my ‘Pork Speck Takikomigohan’ was so successful, I tried to cook Asian flavoured version …

  • Sushi

    Vegan Chirashi-zushi

    ‘Chirashi-zushi’ is a type of Sushi and it is a kind of decorated rice salad. A variety of ingredients are used to mix with Sushi Rice OR cover it in a decorative way. It is a very popular Sushi in Japan as it is relatively easy to prepare. A Vegan version can be easy. You …

  • Mushrooms

    Simmered Sliced Shiitake

    For Sushi Rolls and Chirashi-zushi, Shiitake Mushrooms that are seasoned with Sugar, Soy Sauce and Mirin is a popular ingredient. Please use Dried Shiitake as the texture and the flavour are more suitable. If you mix them with Sushi Rice OR use them as a filling for Sushi Rolls, already sliced Dried Shiitake is the …

  • Egg Tofu & Soy Protein

    Savoury Custard with Soy Mince Sauce

    This is a variation of my Jumbo ‘Chawanmushi’ (Savoury Custard). I used mince type Soy Protein for this vegetarian version, but you can use Chicken Mince OR Pork Mince instead. ‘Chawanmushi’ (Savoury Custard Soup) is a popular Japanese dish, but many people don’t try to cook it because they believe it is too hard. There …

  • Pork Tofu & Soy Protein Vegetables

    Stir-fried Pork & Tofu Skin

    I recently discovered some Tofu Skin (Bean Curd Skin) products can be used as noodles. Some products might be too soft, but the Chinese Bean Curd Sticks I purchased have firmer texture. When the twisted sticks are rehydrated and softened, they can be cut into noodles. These noodles can be a life saver for those …

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