Black Angus wrapped shimeji mushroom

It must have been a long time that I have not published any recipes. For this recipe, I got the idea from a Japanese dish - beef wrapped enoki mushrooms. I made that dish a couple of times before and was never unsuccessful. Shimeji mushrooms are mainly and typically used for soups and Asian noodle … Continue reading Black Angus wrapped shimeji mushroom


Gyudon – A famous Japanese dish

Gyudon,  Japanese beef and rice bowl, is a famous dish throughout most of the East Asian countries. In Japan, people has enjoyed the dish since ca 1862. Matsuya and Yoshinoya are two of the giant fast food chains that serve gyudon as their main product. Both of the 100 years companies have opened outlets in … Continue reading Gyudon – A famous Japanese dish

How fresh can my seafood be? – My Specialty Sushi

Sushi again! Yep but this time, there is a good story behind the sushi dishes  about a man, me :P, who is keen to find the freshest possible seafood in South  Australia to fix his craving for Japanese food. Well sounds legendary but it really comes to one simple question. How fresh can your seafood … Continue reading How fresh can my seafood be? – My Specialty Sushi

{Product Review} Recent Discovery Trio – Ocean Chef Brand, Nisshin Seifun Tempura batter and Kimura Ramune

The post today is not about recipes. It's about three products I recently discovered in Woolworths. For my overseas readers who don't know, it's one of the several large supermarket chain. I know this post is a bit off topic because I promote the use of local ingredients and buy local SA, but in case … Continue reading {Product Review} Recent Discovery Trio – Ocean Chef Brand, Nisshin Seifun Tempura batter and Kimura Ramune

Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake

Many people love cheesecake, I do as well. However what I am presenting today is not our normal western styled cheesecake. Soufflé cheesecake is the Japanese take on the variety and is much lighter. Sometime, it is also referred as Japanese light cheesecake. The cheesecake is fluffy and cotton light and depending on your liking, you … Continue reading Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake

Sushi – Uramaki and Gunkanmaki

Sushi is probably the most widely recognised national food of Japan and it was said to be one of the healthiest food in the world. Originated in Southeast Asia, sushi was spread to southern China before settled down in Japan. Until about 400 years ago, the sushi cuisine disappeared totally in Chinese cuisine and cooking … Continue reading Sushi – Uramaki and Gunkanmaki


Ever fancy about those delicious and finger licking takoyaki from a Japanese restaurant? Then, I recommend you to continue reading the following and I am sure you can make the same end product. Takoyaki is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special takoyaki pan. In 1935, a street food vendor Tomekichi Endo, … Continue reading Takoyaki

Mayura Station Wagyu Beef

About a year ago, I tasted a beautiful steak from Sher Wagyu Beef and started to be fancy on getting some good 8+ grade marble score wagyu beef in Adelaide. Several weeks ago, I walked into the Central Market and found a great looking wagyu steak from SA's very own Mayura Station. The steak was … Continue reading Mayura Station Wagyu Beef