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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…