Marmalade teriyaki pork recipe

I have lots of citrus trees in my garden so I made homemade marmalade jam for myself the other day. (I picked these citrus yesterday from my garden.) BUT I don’t eat toast for breakfast and now I have marmalade…SO…I made this… “Marmalade teriyaki pork” It took only 10 minutes and turned out like a…

Vietnamese style tofu with tomato sauce (vegan ) recipe

I think my favorite dish in Vietnam from this trip was this. Vietnamese fried tofu with tomato sauce (Dau Sot Ca Chua) ↓↓ (this picture was taken in Hanoi, Vietnam) Recently, I bought a tofu from a supermarket. ( I normally only buy tofu from Asian grocers)  The tofu wasn’t really nice. It was quite…

SAPPORO Miso Ramen Noodle Recipe

Up and down, up and down… I am NOT talking about my emotions. I am talking about Melbourne weather. It was absolutely fabulous weather last Monday. Cherry blossoms seem to be blossoming everywhere at the moment. But the nice warm weather is still a teaser in Melbourne. There is more cold weather than warm weather….

I am so happy to be back from holidays!

Wow! You know what?? I am so happy to be back from holidays. When I am on long holidays, I close all my internet orders and markets. I totally stop operating. I just stop thinking about my work and enjoy my down time.  BUT… sometimes I feel worried, “what if people forget about me and…

Saori’s travel food in Vietnam – 01 Cooking in Hoi An

I’ve just come back from winter holidays. Our first stop was Hoi-An – a beautiful old town in Vietnam. I enjoyed spring rolls and white roses (a kind of dumpling) – you can only eat them in middle Vietnam.  I think most travelers in Vietnam eat out everyday. Food is so cheap and incredibly delicious….

Am I getting middle age crisis???

I had TWO FANTASTIC DAYS at Handmade Canberra last weekend. I hadn’t been able to go to Canberra for long time (only my husband did) so it was great to see my customers. We were going to stay at Albury/Wodonga on Sunday on the way home but all the accommodation there were fully booked! I forgot…

Japanese curried potato & okra recipe

When I made this for the first time, I fought over this dish with our son & my husband. It was just too good and I regreted I didn’t make enough. The same thing happened again at our friend’s place. I made lots of dishes BUT this went the fastest!  This very simple and easy…

Japanese steamed curried tofu buns recipe (curryman recipe)

Yuuuuum!!!!!! I’ve been enjoying eating tofu in MANY different ways!! Today’s tofu recipe is “Japanese steamed curried tofu buns (curryman )”. I put crunchy vegetables with tofu so it has nice texture inside. Suitable for vegetarians & vegans… but you don’t have to be either to enjoy these delish buns! Ingredients – makes large 6…

Chicken nuggets? No! They are Japanese vegan chicken nuggets. Recipe

Don’t they look like Japanese chicken nuggets ( Karaage) ?? They kind of taste like them too!! You can make  Japanese vegan chicken nuggets using regular firm tofu. What you have to do is… leave the firm tofu in the freezer for one night↓↓ and the tofu will become like this↓ Defrosted frozen tofu has…

Homemade beetroot leaf rice seasoning (furikake) recipe

Very very small beetroots grew in my lack-of-sunshine garden. The actual beetroots were not much to eat BUT there were plenty of leaves So… I made beetroot rice seasoning  using only the leafy parts. Just chop them up… …and then wash them then stir-fry with SAORI 100% Natural Japanese Dashi Stock & SAORI Seaweed Sauce….

Some tips for Caramelised Balsamic & Soya Japanese Sauce

It has been about three weeks since SAORI Caramelised Balsamic & Soya Japanese Sauce has been released. Thank you so much to who have taste tested or/and bought this sauce at markets. Here are some comments from our customers: ” I don’t like balsamic or balsamic sauce mixes but this is different! There is depth…