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,…

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 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…

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…

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…