The Easiest Ever – Simplified Easy Ponzu Dressing

If you have ever been to a Japanese restaurant, I am sure that you have heard of this sauce called “Ponzu”. Ponzu, which is a citrus based sauce, is commonly used in Japan as a condiment. How common? It is REALLY common. Ponzu is tangy, fresh and yet quit round. In my opinion, it goes…

Bocconcini Salad with Strawberry Dressing

At this moment, I do not have access to my pots, pans or to my pantry as we are currently in temporary accommodation. What I have is only some essential things such as soy sauce (of course!!), dashi powder, cooking sake and sugar, which I think allows me to cook decent things. And…, my boss…

Japanese Sesame Dressing

You might feel “strange” or even “modern” when you hear that I use a well-know Middle Eastern food – Tahini in Japanese cooking. In fact, roasted sesame seed paste is called “Neri Goma” and is commonly used in Japan. Apparently Neri Goma has a nuttier flavour than Tahini as sesame seeds for Neri Goma are…

Roasted Beetroot Salad – Yogurt and Shio Koji Dressing

Koji is a grain (such as rice, soybeans and barley) that is inoculated and propagated with the Koji culture, which is a microbe. It is natural and used to make common Japanese ingredients such as soy sauce, miso and mirin etc…. Shio Koji is a mixture of Koji, Salt (Shio in Japanese) and water and…

Roasted Vegetable Salad – Balsamic and Soy Dressing

Imagine the richness of balsamic vinegar and the umami of soy sauce absorbed into hot sweet roasted vegetables with the freshness of raw vegetables in your month…. This salad tastes exactly like that! Ingredients: For Roasted Vegetables 3 Potatoes – peeled and cut into 3cm chunks 1 Purple Skinned Sweet Potato – cut into 3cm…

My Thai Salad

A light and fresh salad with a little bit of kick! Thai flavor can be easily made from the ingredients available in your pantry. Ingredients: For Dressing 1 Red Chili – finely chopped (remove the seeds if you prefer the salad mild) 2 cloves of Garlic – finely chopped 1cm cube of Ginger – finely…