shiitake

  • 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 from 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 …

  • Miso Soup Tofu & Soy Protein

    Tofu Skin Miso Soup

    Tofu Skin is called ‘Yuba’, ゆば OR 湯葉, in Japanese. I never liked it and I never ever cooked it in my life until today. As I have received requests for Tofu Skin recipes, I purchased Chinese Dried Tofu Skin and cooked it for the first time. The Chinese Tofu Skin is different from Japanese …

  • Curry Pork Udon

    Pork Curry Udon

    Before I freeze thinly sliced Pork to store, I cut it into bite-size pieces and divide into several portions making each portion is for 1 serving (about 80g). I have found it very convenient. Using 1 portion of the frozen Pork, I can cook a variety of nutritious dishes very quickly. This is a super …

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