vegetables

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    Capsicum Katsuobushi Stir Fry

    This is one of the easiest and very popular Japanese recipes. You can add Chilli Flakes, Sesame Seeds, Sesame Oil OR Garlic for more flavour. ‘Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes)’ can be replaced by canned Tuna. My children like the Tuna version better. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 Green Capsicums1 tablespoon Oil1 to 2 packets Katsuobushi (Bonito …

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    Sweet Miso Eggplant

    Sweet Miso goes so well with Eggplant. This dish is my husband’s all time favourite. He keeps telling everyone that Eggplants in Japanese dishes are so delicious. I asked him how most Australians cook the Eggplant. He said ‘just BBQ them.’ Ahhh… When you cook this dish, you need hot steamy rice to serve with …

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    ‘Goma-ae’ Beans

    Green Beans can be replaced with other Vegetables like Spinach, Carrot, Asian Mushrooms, Asparagus, Gobo, Broccoli, etc. This is one of the most popular ‘Ae-mono’, a type of Japanese salad, and my most favourite vegetable dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients About 350g Green Beans*Beans can be replaced with Spinach, Carrot, Japanese Mushrooms (eg. Shiitake & …

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    ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach

    ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce goes very well with many vegetables or Asian mushrooms. For this dish, please use Fresh Spinach, not frozen cooked spinach or shredded spinach. Thick and large leaves are most suitable, but you must not over-cook the Spinach because it should retain tender-crisp texture. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 bunch (*250 to 300g) Spinach …

  • Miso Soup Tofu

    Tofu & Spinach Miso Soup

    Tofu doesn’t need to be cooked. Using ready-to-serve Baby Spinach, this ‘Tofu & Spinach Miso Soup’ can be prepared in just 5 minutes. It’s easy, quick, nutritious and delicious. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Dashi Stock *See ‘Dashi Stock’ page3 to 4 tablespoons Miso1 block Tofu *Momen of Silken TofuReady-to-Serve Baby Spinach as required2 Spring Onion …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Yakiniku Don

    Cook Beef and Vegetables in the way of Japanese BBQ with ‘Yakiniku Sauce’ and top it on the rice. It’s an easy & yummy meal. These days you can buy ready-to-use ‘Yakiniku Sauce’ but why don’t you make your own sauce. It’s very handy to have your own sauce in a bottle kept in fridge. …

  • Beef Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Shabu Shabu

    The name ‘Shabu Shabu’ is derived from the “swish swish” sound of cooking the meat in the pot. You need to slice Beef Block as thinly as you can. Many Asian grocers sell frozen thinly sliced meat. They also sell ready-made ‘Shabu Shabu’ dipping sauces but it is easy to make your own sauces. Makes …

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    Yose Nabe

    Chicken and Seafood are cooked in a soy flavoured dashi, with Vegetables and Mushrooms in this ‘Nabe (Pot)’ dish. We often eat them with Ponzu dipping sauce. Sometimes we cook these ingredients in stronger flavoured dashi, and eat them without dipping sauce. This is a great dish to entertain my friends. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Beef Hot Pot & Hot Plate Sukiyaki

    Basic Sukiyaki

    Very thinly sliced meat or fish is called ‘Sukimi.’ Sukimi Beef cooked with Vegetables and Mushrooms in a sweet soy flavoured sauce used to be called ‘Gyuu Nabe’, but it came to be known as ‘Sukiyaki.’ It’s one of the most famous Japanese dishes. Raw Eggs are often used as a dipping sauce. Because the …

  • Gyoza Mushrooms Vegetables

    Vegetarian Gyoza

    I have tried store-bought Vegetarian Gyoza and I was not impressed at all. There was no Umami in those Gyoza and they were tasteless. Try this recipe! More variety of Asian mushrooms are available these days. Use chunky meaty mushrooms. Makes 35 to 40 pieces Ingredients 200g Asian Mushrooms *e.g. Shiitake, King Oyster Mushrooms, Maitake, …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    ‘Kakiage’ Tempura

    When I make Tempura, I most likely make ‘Kakiage’ as well, to finish off left-over batter. ‘Kakiage’ is a type of Tempura made with a variety of thinly sliced or chopped Vegetables and Seafood. The most popular ingredients for ‘Kakiage’ are probably Carrot and Onion, as most households have them in their pantry. Ingredients Tempura …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Home-Style Tempura

    Home style Tempura is easy to cook and won’t cost much. My favourite Tempura is Green Beans, but when I was a little girl, I loved Sweet Potato the best. Ingredients Suggestions Sweet Potato, Green Beans, Pumpkin, Potato, Capsicum, Eggplant, Asparagus, Carrot, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Onion, Parsley, Prawns, Fish, Squid, Shiitake, Mushrooms, Lotus Root, Chikuwa (Fish …

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