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…

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…

My mum’s recipe: Sardine Nanbanzuke – Japanese Escabeche

When I opened a bag of sardines that we purchased, I realised that they were a bit smaller than usual. I could still fillet and pan-fry them as per my original plan, but they might not be as meaty as I like. So, I decided to call my mum. Her suggestion was Nanbanzuke. Nanbanzuke is…

No Waste Food Recipe: Salmon Flakes from Salmon Head & Frame

My strong Mottainai feeling especially occurs when I go to the fish shop – the bait section. There are so many edible parts of fish there. Some of them are the best part of the fish. And…, is this the price for this quality?! The bait section is honestly my treasure chest. So, what do…

Mottainai Culture for my No Waste Food Recipes

I started “No Waste Food Recipe” series in the blog. Well…, there are only 2 recipes (here and there) available at this moment, however, I would like to introduce more ideas and more recipes in the future. The reason why I want to do this is purely because of my passion – I passionately hate…