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  • Beef Potato

    Potato & Bolognese Sauce Cheese Bake

    Have you got leftover Bolognese Sauce? Try this Potato Cheese Bake. It is super easy and you really don’t need a recipe to make it. Peel and cut Potatoes, boil them until soft, season with Salt & Pepper, cover with your leftover Bolognese Sauce and Cheese, then bake it. How simple is that? Makes 4 …

  • Beef Vegetables

    My Family’s Bolognese Sauce

    ‘Spaghetti Bolognese’ was my daughter’s favourite dish when she was a young child. This is the sauce I have been cooking for decades. I sometimes add extra ingredients such as Mushrooms, Chilli, Olives, etc. I use this sauce for Potato Chase Bake and Doria as well. Cook a large batch even though you need it …

  • Takikomigohan

    Chicken, Garlic & Tomato Takikomigohan

    I often stir-fry Tomatoes with Garlic and season with Soy Sauce. I add Tofu or Eggs to it. That simple stir-fry dish is one of my family’s favourite dishes and it inspired me to cook this rice dish. As it was too tricky to cook Tofu or Eggs with rice, I added Chicken. The result …

  • Curry Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Curry Pork Don

    Your Curry Powder is not only for Indian dishes. I use it for Japanese dishes a lot. Everyone loves Curry flavour and it is really good with Soy Sauce. This dish is based on my ‘Pork Shogayaki (Ginger Pork)’ recipe. Tomato adds extra sweetness and fruitiness to the flavour. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 200g thinly …

  • Fish Spaghetti & Pasta

    Spaghetti Puttanesca with Canned Mackerel

    I am a big fan of ‘Spaghetti alla Puttanesca’. This dish is totally inspired by the famous Italian dish. I just added my favourite fish ‘Mackerel’ to it. I use all the common ingredients for the Puttanesca sauce, but they are also optional. If you don’t have Capers, you don’t need to add it. Makes …

  • Beans & Peas Beef Chicken Other Soup Pork

    Chilli Con Carne Soup

    I was making Tomato Soup and I wanted to add leftover cooked Barley to it. Then I decided to add some beans as well. The soup looked like ‘Chilli Con Carne’, so I added the spices that I use to make Chilli Con Carne. The result was excellent. I could have added some Jalapeño. Makes …

  • Vegetables

    Barley & Cherry Tomatoes With Basil Pesto

    I love Barley. I add it to soup. I make salad with cooked Barley. I even use it for sweets. This is another super easy dish. Just mix cooked Barley with fresh Tomatoes and Basil Pesto! Makes 1 to 2 Servings Ingredients 1 cup Cooked Barley2 to 3 tablespoons Basil Pesto8 Cherry Tomatoes *cut in …

  • Ramen Vegetables

    Cold Ramen Noodle Salad

    This is a very popular summer dish in Japan and it’s called ‘Hiyashi Chūka (冷やし中華)’. I often crave it not only on a hot summer day. Toppings can be anything that you like, but traditionally popular toppings include thinly sliced Cucumber, thin Omelet, Roasted Pork or Ham, and Tomato. It is often served with Hot …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Orange Vegetable Soup

    As I was so happy with my ‘Green Vegetable Soup’, I tried to make ‘Orange Vegetable Soup’ today. The base is Pumpkin Soup, which I am not a big fan of, though my son and daughter love my ‘Pumpkin Soup’. Because of the Tomato I added, this orange colour soup tastes fruity and I love …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Chicken Nanban-zuke

    ‘Nanban-zuke’ is a Japanese dish of marinated fried fish. I usually use fish called ‘Aji’ but other meaty fish are also suitable. Chicken Breast is a popular alternative. It’s much easier to prepare than it looks. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Chicken Breast FilletsSalt & PepperPotato Starch FlourOil for frying1/2 to 1 Onion *thinly sliced1 …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Wakame & Tomato Japanese Salad

    I sometimes crave simple Japanese flavoured salad like this one. No Chilli. No Herbs. No Garlic. Simply seasoned with just Soy Sauce and Vinegar. This salad is so refreshing to me. Sugar is not necessary as Tomatoes are sweet. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Tomatoes *cut into small pieces2 tablespoons Dried Cut Wakame1/4 Onion *thinly …

  • Vegetables

    Tomato & Shiso Salad

    If you are lucky to have Shiso (Perilla), try this simple salad. You may wish to add extra ingredients such as Garlic and Chilli. But I believe a simple dressing such as ‘Ponzu’ is the best to enjoy the flavour and fragrance of Shiso. If you make this salad using Basil, add some Garlic. Makes …

  • Fish Other Soup

    Coconut Milk Fish Stew

    One day when I was cooking Fish Stew, I discovered that I didn’t have enough milk. I needed to save the milk for next morning’s coffee. Then I decided to use a canned Coconut Milk instead, and the result was OK. Later I learned about a Brazilian fish & seafood stew called ‘Moqueca’, and my …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Taco Rice

    ‘Taco Rice’ is actually a Japanese dish and it was first created in Okinawa, once American-Occupied Japanese island. It consists of taco-flavoured Beef Mince (OR Beef & Pork Mince) served on rice with shredded Lettuce, Tomato and shredded Cheese. Many people use Ketchup and Japanese Worcestershire Sauce to season Taco Beef. I don’t use Ketchup …

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