Japanese Style Tataki Beef Steak

Being Japanese, I cook dishes which go well with rice (and with beer and wine off course) in my daily life. This is a beef steak recipe in a Japanese style called Tataki. The rare steak is sliced thinly and dressed with a simple soy sauce-based gravy sauce with added lemon juice. It’s a light…

Spicy Nanban Marinade Vegetables

Do you feel an urge to eat lots of vegetables sometimes? I do, especially after a long flight or a busy trip. Try this recipe for when you feel that urge. I chose aubergine and courgette for this recipe because they become tastier when cooked with oil. Adding cherry tomatoes lightens up the dish. It’s…

Tofu and Lentil Sprout Salad

You can probably find tofu at your regular supermarket or grocery shop nowadays. Tofu is made from soy beans which is a great source of protein with all sorts of goodness inside. This is a healthy tofu salad recipe with lentil sprouts: a super food rich in vitamin C, folate and potassium. The refreshing taste…

Spinach and Pine nuts with Honey Soy Sauce

I love spinach because of its lively green colour. It’s super nutritious, so I always want to eat lots of it! Blanching leaf vegetables is an easy way to eat them in quantity without losing its nutrition. I added pine nuts which is said to be great for fatigue recovery and nutrition supply. It’s a…

Teriyaki Chicken Tomato and Vinegar Sauce

I love chicken thigh for Teriyaki chicken dish because it’s succulent and flavoursome. Once you debone them, they are easy to cook and can be enjoyed with many different sauces. This recipe doesn’t require any special ingredients. You probably have them all in your fridge and cupboard. You should pan-fry chicken thigh skin down. The…

Smoked Mackerel Chirashi Sushi

I know it’s difficult to find sushi-grade fish outside of Japan. However, you don’t have to use raw fish to make sushi dish. You can use cooked or preserved fish or meat, a tin of fish, or smoked fish, which I used in this recipe. I use smoked mackerel for this recipe, which is widely…

Grilled Plaice with Spring Onion and Ginger Sauce

Plaice has a soft, mild taste flesh and is quick to cook. No wonder it’s one of the most popular and widely available fish in the UK. You can find plaice as a whole fish, or filleted pieces in the shop. Plaice fillets don’t have bones nor skins, so you can start cooking straightaway without…

Chicken Breast Salad with Spring Onion

Chicken breast contains high levels of protein and is low in calories and fat, so it’s inarguably the healthiest meat to eat. However, it can become a bit dry when overcooked. In this recipe, I’ll show you how to cook succulent breast fillet. What’s more, it’s probably the easiest way to cook it: you don’t…

The Ultimately Tasty Celery with Garlic Sauce

I personally think this is the most delicious way to eat celery on Earth. Yes, the best in the world! Celery tastes good and is inexpensive, so I usually get one when I go grocery shopping. However, celery is usually a main dish outcast and I haven’t had a celery dish which made me surprised…