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…

Japanese grapefruit salad recipe

My grapefruits trees are producing a lot of fruit so I’ve been eating lots of grapefruits. Our son takes a half of grapefruit to school every day for his morning snack. I love eating them as is or I sometimes make grapefruit tarts. One grapefurit contains enough vitamin C for a day but a lot…

This kid lost his coordination from everyday food (true story)

When I visit my friends, I always bring some food to share (something I cooked) or I even cook at a friend’s place.  When our son was a toddler, I used to bake semi-sweetened cakes (1/4 sugar quantity of normal cakes so he didn’t get too much sugar),  with no additives or fake flavours like…

Important ingredients for your back pain

I have mild scoliosis and I used to suffer from back pain. When I moved to Australia 7 years ago, it became much worse. It even started affecting my daily life. So, I decided to go to a local doctor. My doctor checked my blood and told me… ” Your vitamin D level is really…

Two cheap chain restaurants in Japan with no MSG

I have previously written about “how to find MSG free restaurants in Japan” but sometimes you are not close to these restaurants or you might not be in of the main big cities like Tokyo or Osaka.  So, today  I will tell you about two cheap  Japanese restaurant chains in Japan. 1: Matsyuya ( Gyudon…

How to find MSG free restaurants in Japan

I am normally a health freak when it comes to everyday food. I grow as much as possible…organically (I even make soil!) or I get fresh produce from markets. I hardly eat out or get take away food…I’d say probably 3-4 times a year. All the condiments in my cupboards are my handmade products (jam…

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….