My Low Carb Recipe – Okonomiyaki Frittata

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake made with a flour-based batter mixed with cabbage and your choice of topping such as sliced pork, prawns, squid, mushrooms etc. It is a very famous dish in my hometown – Osaka. OH YES, Okonomiyaki is my soul food. As I mentioned here a few times before, we are…

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…

No Waste Food Recipe: Celery Leaf Chimichurri

Celery season has come. I love this season. Celery is fresh & crunchy raw, healthy & flavoursome for cooking. It is just a perfect vegetable for me. My task is how to use up a big bunch of celery while it is still fresh. The crunchy stalk part is easy as celery sticks are my…

Run out of dinner ideas? Try my Thai Style Chicken

I would like to introduce one of my quick and easy chicken recipes today. Actually, it is the newest addition to my weeknight dinner repertoire. Something quick, something easy, but at the same time, something different.., just something perfect for us! I made this recipe when I did not know what to cook for dinner….

Secret to Juicy Yakitori

Yakitori is a Japanese grilled chicken skewer which is made from all different parts of chicken; such as thigh, breast, wing, liver and even cartilage (! I know…). At the restaurants, it is normally charcol-grilled and basted with the special Yakitori sauce or seasoned with salt. There are a lot of casual Yakitori bars in…

Let's Wrap! Vegetable Gyoza – Japanese Pan-fried Dumpling

I always say that cooking is therapeutic, especially when you have time to do it. Now I lost 2 out of 3 my hobbies (in case you are wondering, they are dancing and travelling). Yes I have time, and yes I need a good therapy to calm myself down for “not being able to do…

Sweet potato, Leek, Mushroom & Coconut Soup

We went for our usual “once-a-week grocery shopping” last Sunday. The shelves in the fruit and veggie section looked so empty and sad. Obviously this is due to the bush fire crisis on the east coast plus the constant drought in Australia. People like us, who are very lucky not to be affected by the…