Teriyaki Salmon Onigizaru (Sushi Burger)

May 28, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 0 comments

Onigizaru or sushi burger makes great packed lunch and also portable snack. Who could resist a sushi burger?

Teriyaki Salmon Onigizaru Have you guys heard of onigirazu? When I first saw it on Cindy of Weeknite Meals’ feed, I can’t get this “rice hamburger” out of my mind. My hubby called it ‘sushi burger’. They’re kinda of like onigiri (Japanese rice balls) but more hamburger/sandwich-like and not as finicky. Onigirazu is easier and faster to make than shaping an onigiri by hand. It is made by spreading layers of rice and filling over a sheet of seaweed, folding the seaweed into a square to wrap the contents and cutting it with a knife. You can fill them with anything you want and they make great packed lunch, also a portable snack. Pack them up in a cooler and go on a picnic! Who could resist a sushi burger?  Continue Reading →

Miso Oatmeal

September 23, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 6 Comments

Hearty, savoury oatmeal with miso to start your day

Savoury Miso Oatmeal

Most of us associate oats with sweet breakfast, either banana oatmeal or granola. Not many are aware that there are many great savory oatmeal recipes and I hope you’ll try one soon. To some of you, savoury oats might sound odd or yucky. Oats are a great grain to use like any other grain like rice or quinoa and you don’t have to use it just for a sweetened breakfast. Continue Reading →

Salt Grilled Mackerel (Saba Shioyaki)

October 25, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 0 comments

Grilled Mackerel (Saba Shioyaki)

Salt Grilled Mackerel or Saba Shioyaki is a popular seafood dishes served as an entrée or part of a bento combination in Japanese restaurants.

I have to confess. I’ve never ordered Saba Shioyaki before in the restaurant. I always end up ordering salmon because it’s usually almost the same price. Yes, I didn’t think very highly of mackerel. The poor mackerel didn’t get all the media hype like salmon does. Mackerel is one of the highly recommended oily fish for a healthy diet, rich in essential oils, vitamins, minerals and Omega fatty acids. Continue Reading →

Chicken Teriyaki for Asian Food Fest (Japan)

October 12, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 5 Comments

Chicken TeriyakiBesides sushi, Chicken Teriyaki has to be one of the most popular dishes in Japanese restaurants all over the world. In Japan, chicken teriyaki is a popular lunchtime staple, mostly found in bento boxes.

If you have not tried cooking Japanese, Chicken Teriyaki is a great first introductory dish to cooking Japanese food with a few easy-to-find but essential ingredients. Continue Reading →

Nasu Dengaku (Grilled Miso Glazed Eggplant)

March 10, 2013 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 16 Comments

Nasu Dengaku (Grilled Miso Glazed Eggplant)

Eggplant (or aubergine) is one of my favourite vegetable. Whenever I come across an eggplant recipe, my heart gives me a tug..

I have not heard of Nasu Dengaku (Grilled Miso Glazed Eggplant) until I saw the recipe topping up in a number of blogs recently.  No wonder I’ve not tasted this dish as it’s a fairly typical Japanese dish you’d get at an Izakaya (Japanese tapas bar). I don’t think I’ve been to an Izakaya.. Continue Reading →