Pork Soy Ginger

Pork soy ginger is one of the popular home cooking dishes. It really goes well with rice. Sliced pork loin or pork belly are commonly used. However pork loin is more often used. Pork loin contains high amounts of vitamin B1 which helps natural body energy. Ginger also gives you many health benefits. Traditionally sliced pork … More Pork Soy Ginger

Miso Marinated Fish

If you are interested in Japanese food, you probably know “Miso” (Soy bean paste) and may have had Miso soup before. It is one of the well used condiments in Japanese cooking. We use Miso not only for soup but also for things like marinade, sauces, pickles and so on. Today I’d like to share … More Miso Marinated Fish

Braised Pork Belly

Braised pork belly called “Buta no Kakuni” goes well with beer and rice. The fat in pork belly melts in your mouth straight away after biting into it. The meat is very tender. It often served with greens and boiled eggs. Traditionally sake and sugar are used, however I used port wine to add sweetness and … More Braised Pork Belly

Pork Miso Soup

“Pork Miso Soup” Miso soup is one of the well known Japanese dishes. Many of you may have seen miso soup containing tofu, seaweed or spinach. Just in case, for those who are not familiar with miso soup, I shall quickly define it. Miso is fermented soy bean paste, and miso soup is basically dissolved miso in fish stock. Tofu, seaweed or vegetables are commonly … More Pork Miso Soup

Roasted Eggplant with Sweet Miso Paste

“Roasted Eggplant with Sweet Miso Paste” Skewered food with sweet miso paste is called “Dengaku” in Japanese. Eggplant, Tofu, Konjac are commonly used for this dish. The sweet miso paste can be served with Japanese pepper called “Sansyo” or a type of citrus called “Yuzu” to add flavours. After baking the food, put the sweet miso … More Roasted Eggplant with Sweet Miso Paste

Japanese Pork Dumplings (Gyoza)

“Japanese Dumplings (Gyoza)” Japanese dumplings are quite similar to Chinese dumplings. The difference that I found is the wrapper. Japanese wrappers are thiner and less gooier than the chinese ones. Apparently Chinese dumplings are commonly boiled then any left over dumplings are pan fried, whereas Japanese dumplings are usually exclusively pan fried. If it’s the … More Japanese Pork Dumplings (Gyoza)

Japanese Style Salad with Miso Dressing

“Japanese style salad” Japanese style salad is boiled vegetables with a dressing. The key point is to remove excess water throughly then mix the vegetables and dressing together while the vegetables are still a bit warm. I usually set aside for 5 minutes at least. That helps the flavours to settle. Sometimes raw vegetables, seaweed and seafood … More Japanese Style Salad with Miso Dressing