Shio Koji Tofu Cream Cheese (vegan) Recipe

Today, I am going to share with you how to make low calorie, high protein, guilt free “Shio Koji Tofu Cream Cheese”. I made this for my last group cooking class as a side dish and EVERYONE was suprised how cheazy it tasted AND how delicious it tasted. All the salad was gone in a…

Shio Koji Roast Vegetables & Mushrooms, vegan friendly recipe

How do I start? This is not just a roast vegetable/mushroom roast. It is a OMG recipe. I am sad that this picture doesn’t tell you how nice it is….so you MUST try making it (and tell me what you think!). Prepare Shio Koji Roast Mushrooms: Place mushrooms facing up then sprinkle on Shio Koji…

Shio Koji Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

I had this for my lunch today using left-over rice from last night. Shio Koji makes chicken really tender and gives it a full umami flavour. If you are vegetarian, use firm tofu instead of chicken. Shio koji adds awesome flavour depths to your tofu. Left over rice makes the best fried rice but if…

makes you warm – Korean Style hot pot – kimchi jjigae recipe

Korean Syle hot pot Kimchi jjigae is one of must-have dish in winter. This spicy soup warms you from the inside. I use my SAORI 100% Natural Dashi to give it a natural umami flavour and also to add natural vitamins and mineral to your food. I usually use a Japanese ceramic hot but this…

Shimeji mushroom & chicken spicy Japanese rice porridge recipe

I swapped a couple of bottles of my SAORI Tsuyu Sauce for some beautiful exotic mushrooms (from a local exotic mushroom grower) last night so I made this “shimeji mushroom & chicken spicy Japanese rice porridge” for dinner.  Mmm….I didn’t take a great picture….but it tasted much much better than it looks…! A bunch of…

My career in Australia started as an onion peeler

It is only 8 years ago. Almost as soon as I moved to Australia, one of my husband’s knees suddenly decided to pop out…due to an old injury. We’d just moved, we didn’t have private insurance so he had to wait for 9 months till he could have it operated on. Our son had just…

Yuzu madeleine cake recipe

I got given some fresh yuzu citrus from one of our customers (who had taken my cooking class). So…I made yuzu madeleine cakes for my birthday cake. Thank you so much Monica! It is quite hard to find fresh yuzu citrus in Melbourne, so you can use my SAORI Yuzu Tea mix instead of fresh…

Japanese ramen noodles are HOT in Thailand

Hello. I had a great two week holiday in Thailand with my husband. I rarely eat out for Japanese food here in Melbourne, or even when I am back in Japan for holidays, because I always prefer my home cooked Japanese meals. This time I tried some Japanese food in Bangkok to check what kind…

Christmas holiday time = cooking mara thon time (for me)

Happy new year!! Did you have great Christmas holidays? Me?? I’ve had some serious cooking time during the Christmas holidays. We went to Orange, NSW to visit my brother/sister- in law for Christmas. It has become a tradition to have a Japanese dinner on boxing day.  I ended up feeding 17 people. So… our son…

Two easy & delicious party dishes

We had our son’s 12th birthday party at home a few weeks ago. 12 children came to the party and 9 children stayed the night. We had a market in the morning so we had to get up at 4:30 in the morning on that day. SO…I made a really quick and easy dinner for…

How to use SAORI Dashi Shio

I created SAORI Dashi Shio last Wednesday. Since then I’ve been putting it on EVERY meal I’ve cooked. I added it to a stir-fry. After flavouring the stir- fry (I used my Tsyuyu Sauce for this), add 1-2 tsp SAORI Dashi Shio for one family serving. Yum! I sprinkled it on fried rice. I make…