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…

The Secret to Juicy Karaage

Today, I would like to introduce my new Karaage recipe. Did you think “another one”? – Do not leave me yet!! It is not “just another” Karaage recipe. Today, I am revealing my secret how to make your Karaage juicer and tenderer. You might have already known a cooking method called “Brining”. In short, brine…

Grated Carrot Salad – Carrot Rapee

It is cheap and versatile. These are the reasons why a bag of carrots is always in my fridge. I probably cook carrot every day. I put it in soup, simmer it in stew, stir-fry it with Asian sauce and just cut it as a veggie stick… For me, it is a kind of vegetable…

Traditional Japanese Cooking : Simmered Sardines with Ginger

Raw = Fresh It is my food formula. When you think about Tsukiji Fish Market, you can see where my idea comes from. For this reason, I feel really strange to see a lot of fish shops in this city selling frozen fish. We buy our favourite New Zealand King Salmon from this fish monger….

Low-carb! Cauliflower Cheese with Tofu Miso Creamy Sauce

I occasionally crave gratin. I love the combination of bechamel sauce and cheese melting all together. I love the look in the oven – the bubbling sauce and golden surface…. Yum Yum Yum. However…, gratin is not certainly suitable when you are on a diet…, I know…, but I still feel like it. So! I…