Miso Glazed Chicken -Lite and Easy

Miso Glazed Chicken -Lite and Easy

You may remember last week I promised that each Thursday I would share a Lite and Easy recipe. Last week I showed you my Fish Pie. Today I am giving you a super tasty Miso Glazed Chicken dish.  My Miso Glazed Chicken is so quick and simple to make, but it tastes amazing! When I make this dish Continue reading

Osaka Style Okonomiyaki

Osaka Style Okonomiyaki

I have a recipe to share for one of my favourite Japanese dishes, Osaka Style Okonomiyaki.  Before I share the recipe I have a story to tell. My first trip to Japan was with my husband and 2 children in 2001.  Our family had been hosting Japanese students since 1995 and I wanted to experience Japan Continue reading

Cute Bento Boxes for Summer Lunches

Cute Bento Boxes for Summer Lunches

Japan is another one of my very favourite countries to visit. Each trip I am sure I eat my body weight at least twice over in delicious Japanese food... but some how I manage to return slimmer than ever!  I am not sure if this is due to the pure diet of rice, soy and small servings of meat, or if Continue reading

Harajuku Gyoza

Harajuku Gyoza

How do you decide where you’re going to eat when visiting a new area? Sometimes I wander aimlessly around the streets looking for something that takes my fancy. At times I have researched the area prior to my arrival, and have a list of places chosen well before the intended stay.  Mostly, I consult Continue reading

Alfresco Friday – Japanese Oysters

Alfresco Friday – Japanese Oysters

For this week’s edition of Alfresco Friday we have packed up a picnic and taken to the beach for a lazy evening on the sand watching the sunset. To keep things simple each of my friends have bought a variety of cheese platters and crackers to ensure our hunger remains at bay while the kids played Continue reading

Salmon Miso Soup

Salmon Miso Soup

Week 3 Topic Rice/Noodle I have a sick hubby at the moment, Mr GG has tonsillitis. He is bedridden, tired and lethargic, worst of all though, is that he is struggling to swallow. When I’m unwell I just want fluids, tea, water, green tea and soup.  So I decided to make hubby a bowl of my Continue reading

Niku-jaga

Niku-jaga

This is one of my family’s favourite Japanese meal.  It is quick and simple to prepare and it has a real comfort food factor about it.  I was first taught how to make it by Kaori, a Japanese, English language student we had staying with our family for about a year.  We have since visited Kaori and Continue reading

Chawan-mushi

Chawan-mushi

This is a traditional egg dish which Tomo and our student Mana are making as an entrée for their friend Mayumi and the rest of our family. It is a traditional Japanese dish and the second Mayumi heard what the girls were preparing she was saying “oooh I miss this dish” “I love Chawan-mushi” so I am Continue reading

Shouga-yaki

Shouga-yaki

The main course for this evenings meal is Shouga-yaki. Our Japanese student Mana and her friends Tomo and Mayumi are teaching us how to cook some of their favourite traditional Japanese meals. I am watching and taking photographs and notes to that I can share them on my website and recreate these Continue reading

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