Karaage Chicken Schnitzel (for my Aussie sister)

Today’s recipe is dedicated to my Aussie sister, who is beautiful, genuine, kind and loves Chicken Schnitzel. Last time when me and my husband were hosting our family lunch, we were tossing up our menu idea. It is not quite straightforward to cook for the family. Some are pescatarian, some are conservative and some are…

Spiced Coconut Carrot and Mushroom Soup – Vegan Friendly

This winter started early and has been really cold. To make matters worse, it’s been raining for the last 3 weeks. All I want right now is a bit of sunshine and warm homey food. Yes, it is definitely soup season. I assume that you already have a few soup recipes in your pocket, but…

Family Favourite! Baba Ganoush

I love eggplant. Eggplant has always been one of my favourite veggies. Quite some time ago when we were still in Brisbane, this Italian gentleman in the market from whom we often bought fresh vegetables was selling a box of odd-shaped eggplants – $10. I was excited and grabbed it. Eggplant Curry, Moussaka, Mapo Eggplant,…

Run out of dinner ideas? Try Japanese Chicken Piccata

I would like to introduce one of my weeknight recipes – Japanese Chicken Piccata. In fact, this was one of my mum’s weeknight menus as well. It is quick and easy, and you can serve it within 30 minutes. Firstly, please do not mix up with the real Italian Piccata!! This piccata is one of…

Whipped Greek Feta Dip

“So, you are Japanese, right?”. This is often what I get when people see me for the first time in person after several emails and phone calls. They must have briefly thought I would be Japanese by my first name and ditched the idea after seeing my surname – traditional Greek name from Kastellorizo. My…

Traditional Japanese Cooking- Chawanmushi (Steamed Savoury Egg Custard)

Chawanmushi is one of the classic Japanese appetisers. It is steamed egg custard, but unlike other “custard”, it is a savoury dish. The custard is made from egg and dashi stock. There are some toppings inside of the custard – typically prawns, shiitake mushrooms, fish cake (a.k.a. kamaboko) and gingko nut (a.k.a. ginnan), and you…

Delicious! Brown Rice Sushi Salad

It was last spring when I created this salad. It was when I was craving Sushi, specifically Chirashi Sushi. When you hear Chirashi Sushi, you might think a bowl of assorted sashimi arranged on sushi rice, which is often served in the Japanese restaurant. It was not what I was craving. What I was after…