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Soba Noodles with asparagus and sesame dressing

March 30, 2024

Soba noodles with asparagus and sesame dressing.  Cook the noodles until al dente, follow package instruction and just cut it short if needed so taste them. Rinse in cold water to stop the cooking then drain Dressing: 1/4 cup soy sauce2 Tbs mirin or to taste1 Tbs rice vinegar1 tablespoon yuzu juice1 teaspoon sesame oilSesame seeds Combine dressing ingredients, taste and adjust. Toss noodles with the dressing. Add cooked asparagus cut on the diagonal.  Sprinkle... View Article

Bento Box

March 22, 2024

More Japanese influence in my kitchen. Bento box with onigiri rolled in furikake, miso deviled eggs, spinach balls, pickles.  To make the miso eggs hard boiled them, then mix the yolks with a little Japanese mayo and a little miso powder (I brought it back from Japan, not sure how or even if they use it). A little chopped chives , taste and add S&P.  The onigiri was what I make most often. Cook Japanese... View Article


March 22, 2024

Onigiri – Japanese rice balls compressed into a triangle. I made them two ways, plain and fried.  Onigiri is a classic Japanese snack that you see in almost every bento box. It can be shaped into a ball, a cylinder, a triangle or any creative shape that strikes your fancy.  Onigiri can be plain, stuffed or just seasoned.  Plain are partially wrapped with a strip of nori to keep the rice from sticking to your... View Article

Japanese watermelon raddish salad

March 22, 2024

Morning. Still trying to get over the Japan trip jet lag. If I comment on your post at 2:00 am you know why. So I bought a Japanese cookbook by @cheftimanderson and I am having fun with it. The book is called #yourhomeizakayaand has wonderful, accessible recipes. I have marked quite a few to make.  This beautiful pink salad is grated watermelon radish with a sweet and salty dressing and nori shreds on top. I find it very... View Article

Japanese cake roll

March 22, 2024

One item I saw everywhere in Japan was these beautiful cake rolls, made in different flavours and filled with whipped cream, fruits etc. it was available at the 711 and at fancy department stores food floors. I think it’s known as Hokkaido roll (named after the Hokkaido milk), or just referred to as fuwa fuwa meaning fluffy). The formal name may be Nihon no Roru Keki. Whatever you call it, it’s a beautiful soufflé like... View Article

Potatoes and Eggs with Thai green coconut curry

June 14, 2021

I love the flavours of south east Asia but I find making the recipes difficult as I seldom have all the ingredients on hand and I usually cook with what’s in my fridge. To make up for this I always have green and red curry paste jars in the fridge along with small jars of grated lemongrass and even ginger in case I need it. I use these to make Asian style dishes that are... View Article

Thai Vegetables Spring Rolls

January 6, 2021

I haven’t posted here in a while but was inspired today to post this recipe. I am more active on Instagram @oliveoilandlemons so feel free to check my Insta account for recent recipes. This little dish came today out of nowhere. I was in the mood for Asian flavours and decided to make some spring rolls. I didn’t have wrappers and didn’t feel like making them so made them with rice paper, which is done... View Article

Red Lentil Dal with buttermilk flatbread

May 4, 2020

Dal and rice go so well together so now and then I have to make it. It does need something fresh so a smashed cucumber salad and sliced tomatoes are a nice side along with sort of raita. I had whole red lentils this time so this is what I used but I have made it with split red lentils and it works just as well. The flatbread is made with buttermilk instead of the... View Article

Pad Thai (Vegetarian)

March 18, 2020

The hashtag for these uncertain times is #flattenthecurve and we are doing our part to keep this pandemic from spreading by keeping a low profile and practicing social distancing. Being at home does not have to mean true isolation. We can schedule a coffee call with the kids, a video chat to see the baby, “online” lunch date with a girlfriend in front of the iPad, a glass of wine in the evening with a... View Article

Cauliflower and chickpeas coconut curry

January 22, 2020

Sometimes I venture into different cuisines and make a curry of sorts with what I have on hand in my pantry. In the last few days I have been working on a submission to an online food photography challenge and today’s challenge (for Saturday submission) was herbs and spices. Since I pulled out all the colourful spices for a photograph, I decided to use them in a dish for dinner, hence this curry. It’s a... View Article

Rice Noodles Salad, peanuts, peanut dressing

July 18, 2019

      Sometimes nothing but a little Asian flavour would do and on those occasions I may make salad rolls, Sushi, Asian soup or a noodle salad. Here is a quick an easy version that you can adapt to what’s in your kitchen or what is in season. Enjoy Ingredients: 8 oz rice stick noodles Toppings: 1 carrot, 3 radishes, 1 celery rib , 3 asparagus, thinly sliced on a mandolin Parsley or cilantro, whole... View Article

Sydney Cooking School: DYI Dumpling Cooking Class and Recipe

January 20, 2019

    As soon as we arrived in Sydney (and even before) I was looking for cooking classes teaching Asian cuisine. I was interested in Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Malaysian, whatever I could find. From watching hours of Masterchef Australia I knew that there is a major Asian influence on Australian cooking, likely because of the proximity to South East Asia. From watching the show it seemed like almost everyone knows how to cook Asian food... View Article