Japanese home cooking recipes vol.5 – Okonomiyaki

Battle of Okonomiyaki between Osaka and Hiroshima If you have been to Japan and tried okonomiyaki you would agree that it is one of the tastiest Japanese dishes. But did you know there is a long-standing battle between Osaka and Hiroshima style okonomiyaki? If you spoke to people of Osaka, they would say Osaka is…

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Japanese home cooking recipes vol.4 – Tempura

vegetables and seafood tempura, home cooking recipe, haze removed

Tempura must be one of the most well-known Japanese dishes. It feels so special to sit at the counter of a tempura restaurant to watch a skilled chef frying away crisp fresh tempura in front of you. However, it is also surprisingly easy to make it at home. It is delicious and morish. Why not…

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Japanese home recipes vol.3 – Karaage and Potato Salad

Japanese home cooking recipe, karaage, Japanese style potato salad, beer

In this issue, I will share with you my Japanese home cooking recipes for chicken karaage and Japanese style potato salad. Chicken karaage is no doubt one of everyone’s favourite Japanese dishes. It is a popular Izakaya item and great street food. It is quite simple to make once you learn a few tricks like…

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Must-try Top 5 Street Food in Japan

Western people eating takoyaki, street food in Japan, Japanese food, at Dotonbori district of Osaka, by journey to the east

On this blog, I will introduce you to must-try Top 5 Street Food dishes in Japan that can be found all year-round. There is a wide range of choices in the Japanese food scene from yatai* and izakaya style local pubs to Michelin starred restaurants. You will also be amazed by varieties of packed obento…

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Japanese home cooking recipes vol.2 – Dashi

soba noodle with dipping sauce and condiments, Japanese home cooking recipe, dashi master sauce, journey to the east

If you are a fan of Japanese cuisine, I am sure you have heard the word dashi. Dashi is Japanese soup stock fundamental to many traditional Japanese dishes. On this blog, I talk about the different types of dashi and show you a quick and easy Japanese home recipes for dashi based master sauce. Normally…

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Japanese home cooking recipes vol.1 – Fish

Journey to the East, Japanese home cooking recipe for fish, Miso braised mackerel (saba no misoni)

Fish is Japanese people’s favourite protein and we have so many ways of cooking fish. It is spring in Australia and I am so happy to see fresh mackerel and Spanish mackerel at my favourite fish trader, Seafresh Traders at our local market. I will share with you three of my Japanese home cooking recipes…

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