Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Serves 2 Ingredients Vegetable oil, for frying Half red chilli, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped Handful of spinach, roughly chopped Handful of purple cabbage, finely sliced Handful of fresh beetroot, peeled and cut julienne Half sweet potato, peeled...

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Beginner’s Sushi Recipe – Chirashi zushi bowl (don)

Japanese people are known for being perfectionists so sushi itself is usually not made in Japanese homes (they prefer to leave it to the experts as it takes 10 years in Japan to train as a sushi chef!). However this recipe is one exception, most likely because no...

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Pancake Recipe – Matcha Pancakes

My family and I make this pancake recipe all the time. If you don’t have matcha at home don’t worry this recipe still works with the basic list of pancake ingredients. Ingredients 250ml buttermilk 1 egg 180g flour 1 tablespoon matcha (green tea powder) 1...

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Gyoza Lamb Recipe (Chinese dumplings)

Gyoza Lamb Recipe (Chinese dumplings) People always ask me where they can get gyoza wrappers or gyoza skins. Generally, you can find them in the frozen section of Asian supermarkets. If you live in Ireland you can get them in Asia Market Dublin (they also deliver...

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Japanese Style Lamb Stew

This lamb stew recipe takes inspiration from my time in Japan but using local Irish ingredients. The lamb meat fills this light Japanese broth with a delicious and unique flavour which the potatoes and vegetables easily absorb. This is a comforting dish which you can...

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Lamb Burger Recipe

This is a tasty burger recipe for the summer months and works perfectly on a BBQ. I use panko breadcrumbs for this burger recipe but you can use regular breadcrumbs too. Japanese Style Lamb Burger Makes 4–5 burgers Ingredients 2 tablespoons passata 1 tablespoon sake...

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Matcha Cupcake Recipe

Makes 6 cupcakes Ingredients  For the cupcake mix 2 eggs (preferably free range) 125g caster sugar 125g soft butter 125g self raising flour 1 tsp matcha powder For the matcha icing  200g Icing sugar 2 tablespoons matcha 100g soft butter cubes 20ml milk Matcha Pocky,...

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Kaki Fruit Cake – Barmbrack

I’m really excited to share my Japanese inspired Barmbrack recipe which brings together my love for both Japanese and Irish ingredients. Barmbrack is a traditional Irish fruit cake that is the centre of Halloween here in Ireland. What is the meaning of Barmbrack? The...

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Shichimi Togarashi Lamb Kofta Kebab

For this recipe the lamb meat is seasoned with one of my favourite Japanese seasonings called shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven spice) and served with a natural yoghurt dip. Shichimi togarashi goes really well with all types of meat including chicken and beef but...

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Tuna & Mango Tataki Salad

in Japanese cuisine “tataki” is a method for preparing fish or meat (beef) leaving it seared on the outside and raw on the inside. So for this recipe make sure to lightly sear the tuna as I truly believe tuna tastes better either raw or lightly seared....

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Chicken Gyoza Recipe (Chinese Dumplings)

Gyoza also called Chinese Dumplings originated in China, however in Japan it has become a popular side dish in ramen shops and tapas-style restaurants called ‘izakaya’. It has become equally popular here in Ireland particularly in Japanese restaurants such as Tani,...

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