wombok

  • Vegetables

    Wombok Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing

    You might have seen Japanese Creamy Sesame Dressing at Asian grocery stores. It’s very popular in Japan. You don’t need to buy it as it is actually quite easy to make if you have Sesame Seeds and Japanese Mayonnaise. And you know exactly what’s in it when you make it yourself. This is a very …

  • Vegetables

    Sir-fried Wombok with Olive Oil, Garlic & Chilli

    I assume you love the fabulous combination of Olive Oil, Garlic and Chilli. Many Vegetables can be cooked in this flavour. Today I cooked Wombok. You may wish to drizzle with some Soy Sauce for extra Umami when you serve. Makes 3 to 4 Servings Ingredients 1/4 Wombok *350 to 400g1 tablespoon Olive Oil2 cloves …

  • Chicken Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Chicken Nabe (Hot Pot)

    ‘Nabe’ (Hot Pot) dish is great for entertaining your friends and family, but it is also great for everyday dinner as it is easy to prepare. I cook it for my family quite often, particularly when the weather is cold. The main ingredient of this ‘Nabe’ is Chicken. I always use Chicken Thigh Fillets and …

  • Other Soup

    Wombok & Pork Hot Sour Soup

    It was my daughter who introduced Hot & Sour Sour to me. I fell in love with it instantly. Today I tried to make my favourite Wombok & Pork Soup into a Hot & Sour Soup. I knew it would be delicious and it certainly was. I added 1 teaspoon Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Wombok & Tuna Ponzu Salad

    Wombok is often called by a variety of different names. It’s called ‘Hakusai’ (白菜) in Japanese, but here in Australia, ‘Wombok’ is the common name. It is a hugely popular vegetable among many Asians. If you have never used it for cooking, try a simple salad. This salad is not bad at all. Makes 4 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Sukiyaki Vegetables

    Soy Meat Sukiyaki Don

    One day I tried to cook ‘Sukiyaki Don’ replacing Beef with Soy Meat (Soy Protein) and the result was too bland. You just can’t replace Beef with Soy Meat. Extra flavours are needed in the sauce. So I added Ginger, Sesame Oil and Chilli this time. The dish tastes much better and it still tastes …

  • Fish Other Soup

    Salmon & Wombok Milk Soup

    This soup looks like a creamy stew, but I cooked it in a way similar to Japanese soup. You cook ingredients in stock, use no Oil or Butter, and no Wheat Flour. This soup is low in calories, yet very nutritious and comforting. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 skinless Salmon Fillets *about 250g2 pinches Salt2 …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Simmered Wombok & Pork

    It is getting cold in Melbourne. Winter vegetables have started appearing in the stores. When Wombok is in season, I always cook this dish. It’s super easy, comforting, nutritious and delicious. Season lightly to eat it as soup, or season fairly well if you want to pour it over rice. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 350g …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Mizutaki

    ‘Mizutaki’ is one of the most popular Nabe (Hot Pot) dishes in Japan. ‘Mizutaki’ means ‘cooked in water’. Chicken and a variety of Vegetables are cooked in water, sometimes with a piece of Kombu (Kelp). However, they are most commonly cooked in Chicken Stock these days. When Chicken and Vegetables are cooked, you may take …

  • Vegetables

    Wombok with ‘Sumiso’

    ‘Sumiso (Su-Miso)’ is Vinegared Miso Dressing. This dressing is so good with boiled Octopus or Squid, and also fresh Konnyaku. Of course it is great for salad! My mother used to make iceberg lettuce salad with ‘Sumiso’. I use Wombok, ‘Hakusai’ in Japanese, for the dish instead. A popular dish for Japanese style dinner ‘Ichijū …

  • Vegetables

    Wombok & Daikon ‘Asazuke’

    ‘Asazuke’ is a Japanese pickling method characterised by its short preparation time. The term can also refer to the vegetables pickled in this manner. Commonly used vegetables are Daikon, Wombok, Cucumbers, or other salad vegetables. ‘Asazuke’ is usually prepared by rubbing the cut vegetables with salt and ginger, sliced kombu or chilli. The typical Japanese …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Layered Wombok & Pork

    This is perfect for dinner on a cold day. This dish is quite popular with my family and they actually encouraged me to add it to this website. Stewed Wombok is so tender and melting in mouth, and produces absolutely delicious soup as well. Using a heavy-base pot, you can forget about it once it’s …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Wombok Creamy Stew

    It’s Autumn in Melbourne and we are having more cooler days. As the weather is getting cold, I cook soups and stews more often. My ‘Wombok Stew’ is very comforting and delicious, yet so easy to prepare. Sometimes I add carrots, potatoes or tofu. Creamed corn is another good addition, too. Makes 4 to 6 …

  • Miso Soup

    Kimchi Miso Soup

    Kimchi is a traditional Korean food that is fermented vegetables with a variety of seasonings including a lot of Garlic and Chilli. The smell of Kimchi overwhelms my kitchen every time I open the jar, but I absolutely love it. Do you know that Kimchi is really lovely in the Miso Soup? Makes 4 Servings …