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…

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year to you all. How was your festive season? Mine was totally different from any other years. It was the first time to spend both Christmas and New Year without family in my life (as you might know already, New Year is the most important holiday for Japanese – family time, just like…

Run out of dinner ideas? Try my Japanese Ginger Chicken

I would like to introduce one of my quick and easy weekday’s repertoires – Japanese Ginger Chicken. In Japan, this dish is usually cooked with sliced pork. In Australia, I like using chicken breast since fresh local chicken is easily available here. With chicken breast, this dish becomes much lighter. I like it this way…

Japanese Pickled Celery

On most weekdays, I go straight to the kitchen and start cooking as soon as I come home. I might not be that busy compared to parents, but I am still busy (yeah, need to go my flamenco class!!) and like to get dinner ready for my husband’s return. To help myself, I prepare a…

The Easiest Ever! Shoyu Ramen in 15 minutes

Today, I would like to introduce my Shoyu Ramen recipe. I am confident that this is one of the easiest and tastiest ramen recipes you can enjoy at home. Even chashu and ramen eggs will automatically come with it! Shoyu ramen is Japanese ramen noodle soup whose broth is soy sauce based (shoyu means soy…

The Secret to Crispy Tempura – Tempura Batter Recipe

If you remember, I was a TV star a few years ago -> Here… I have already shared my “losing” recipes (Cucumber Tataki & Salmon Namerou) on my blog, and today, I would like to share another one – my Tempura Batter Recipe. I have been asked about this recipe several times before, and I’ve…

Honey Matcha Latte

When I came to Australia 15 years ago, no one knew what Matcha was. However, this young and free country is really open-minded to different cultures. Now I can enjoy a cup of authentic matcha latte from the tea shop across the road from my work. When I had been ordering a cup of matcha…