spring onion

  • Potato Vegetables

    Kimchi Potato

    Do you like Kimchi? Have you ever mixed it with boiled Potato? If you haven’t, try it next time when you have both. It is absolutely simple to make and really tasty. Kimchi is very sour, but the sourness is not overwhelming when mixed with Potato. Japanese Mayonnaise can be added. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • 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

    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

    Vegan Fried Tofu Cakes

    There is a Japanese vegetarian dish called ‘Ganmodoki’, that is fried mashed Tofu mixed with Vegetables, such as Carrots, Lotus Root, Gobō (Burdock Root) and ‘Ginnan’ (Gingko Nuts). Grated ‘Yamaimo’ (Japanese Mountain Yam) is often added. Most of those ingredients are impossible to find where I live. I have tried to make ‘Ganmodoki’ using what …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Chicken

    Pan-steamed Chicken Brest with Sweet Garlic Sesame Sauce

    How do you cook Chicken Breast Fillets? Try this pan-steaming that is quick and easy. For this Asian flavoured dish, I steam Chicken with Spring Onion, Ginger and Sake (Rice Wine). You can use other fragrant Vegetables and Herbs. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 skinless Chicken Breast Fillets *about 600g1/2 teaspoon Salt1 thick Spring Onion …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Yakitori Don

    Place my ‘Lazy Yakitori’ on the Freshly Cooked Rice to make this delicious rice bowl dish. My favourite ‘Yakitori’ is ‘Negima’, Chicken & Spring Onion, seasoned with just Salt and Pepper, however, for the rice bowl dish, ‘Tare’ Sauce version is the best. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 300g Chicken Fillets *Today I used Thigh FilletsSalt …

  • Seasonings & Oils

    Spring Onion & Garlic Infused Oil

    Garlic, Chilli, Herbs or Citrus infused Olive Oils are widely available these days. This is an Asian version, but DO NOT use Olive Oil. Flavourless Vegetable Oils, such as Canola Oil, are more suitable. This Oil is brilliant for stir-fries and fried rice, and also just a few drops of it add a fantastic flavour …

  • Chicken Soba

    Soba Noodles With Chicken & Shiitake Soup

    There is a Japanese dish called ‘Kamo Nanban’, which is a soba noodle soup dish cooked with Duck meat and Negi (similar to Spring Onion). Soba Noodles are served in the soup OR with the soup. I cook it with Chicken because it is easily available and I prefer Chicken. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Salmon ‘Chan-Chan-Yaki’ Rice Bowl

    Originally ‘Chan-Chan-Yaki’ is a fishermen’s dish from Hokkaido. It is a dish of Salmon and Vegetables steam-cooked on a hotplate using freshly harvested fish in Autumn by fishermen for themselves. It is seasoned with Miso. There are no rules about the ingredients, so you can add other Vegetables and Mushrooms. Enjoy as a rice bowl …

  • Beans & Peas Potato

    Nattō & Potato Pancakes

    This savoury pancake recipe is similar to my ‘Potato & Smoked Salmon Pancakes’. It is grated-potato-base pancake, and this time I added Nattō (fermented soybeans). OK!!! I know some people never wish to eat it because its strong smell (you may call it ‘odour’) and slimy texture. If you like Nattō, you will definitely enjoy these …

  • Chicken Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Ginger Teriyaki Chicken Don

    This can be a super quick & easy meal that everyone would be satisfied with. Are you still buying bottled ‘Teriyaki Sauce’? It is easy to make. You only need Japanese Soy Sauce, Sugar and Mirin. For this rice bowl dish, add plenty of grated fresh Ginger. And of course you cannot forget green vegetables. …

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