July, 2014

Jul 14

Homemade Frozen Foods Part 1 ‘Rice’

I have a restaurant, a cooking class and am writing a cookbook… pretty busy and I am very lazy.
But, I have children so have to make food everyday.
I am not perfect! But I love food so I will show you some of my frozen food techniques.
I am not strict about food but I try to give my children home made dishes.

How to rice freeze

In Japan, freezing rice is very common because a lot of people eat rice everyday.

Young people especially like to cook a lot of rice at once and then separate it into many dishes and freeze.

If you are coming back home late or just feeling lazy then this will be very useful!

1. Cook the rice as usual.

2. Wrap an individual portion of rice in cling-film. Do this for all of the rice you have cooked.

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3. Put the cling-film wrapped rice packets into the freezer.

4. Some time later, take out the wrapped rice and just put the whole thing in the microwave for about 4 minutes or until it is hot all the way through. Also, you can use within a month.

Jul 14

Thank you for all the people supported my restaurant 7 years.

We had Japanese family from Japan last night and they told that they really enjoyed the dinner.

They have been eaten Bread and potatoes for last few days and now their tummy is happy and relax from eating Japanese food.
I felt that I am so grateful continuing having my business for last 7 years when I hear some compliment from our customers.
Thank you!


Jul 14

Having a great time this summer! X



The weather was so nice last week in UK.

My children enjoyed being away by the sea side.



I wanted to go in the ball but children only.. Wish they made for adult.. Most popular day out was crabbing.. My son Leon was so serious to get them x



Jul 14

Billingsgate fish market



Went to fish market early in the morning. I get very excited everything I go there. 

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catfishがどこのお店でもみますが、catfish はナマズ。。英国人はどのように料理するのでしょう。。


Seen Catfish at every shop… I am not sure how to cook with it.




Had bacon and scallop sandwich and that was delicious! X


Jul 14

Eddoe SATOIMO 2 “Slow cooked Eddoe (satoimo)”

A simple dish but delicious!

Slow cooked Eddoe (satoimo) with mirin, soy sauce and sugar.

Old blog about eddoe is here




Slow cooked Eddoes (satoimo)

Suitable for Vegan.

I usually serve as side dish with main.

  • Eddoes – it feels a bit sticky and slimy when you peeled skin, this is normal for Eddoes.  Wash your hands to get rid of this sticky and slimy liquid. It makes your skin itchy. Please be careful when you peel.
  • water  2 cups
  • sugar 1 tablespoon
  • mirin 2 tablespoons
  • soy sauce 3 tablespoons



  1. Peeled the skin then boiled about 5 minutes from cold water.
  2. Wash with cold water thoroughly. Eddoes are slimy outside is normal.
  3. Back to the pan then all ingredients put together.
  4. Heat up middle heat.
  5. After boiled, change low heat.
  6. leave for 20 minutes.


You can serve as warm or cold.

Jul 14

Sushi lesson with bride!

We had a bride in my class today!


More information about my cooking class here




Jul 14

Gluten free Arepa from Venezuela

My dear friend Erick cooked Venezuelan food for me.

It was so nice!

One of  flatbread called Arepa which is surprisingly gluten free! X

Also, ingredients are just these below,


  • Corn flour 1



  • Warm walter 2
  • Little salt
  • Corn oil





Jul 14


This potato called “SATOIMO” in Japan.

We found out that we can get hold of them in London, and they are fresh!

I will make some menu for Suzu and see if our customers like them.

It called Eddoe in English.

Satoimo is much healthier than other kind of potatoes.






Jul 14

White asparagus with wasabi dressing

I found a very big white asparagus!

So, I decided to make boiled white asparagus with wasabi dressing.

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This is a very simple recipe but full of the good things that come from eating seasonal vegetables.
The Wasabi sauce is also very useful, it can be used in many other recipes.
I recommended using it with vegetables, beans, fish or meat; almost anything goes!
Please try to make it!

Wasabi dressing / sauce 

  • 2 tablespoon grape seeds oil / or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated garlic
  • Pinch of salt and pepper.
  • A drop of soy sauce


Jul 14

Summer soup.

Warm green peas soup with sesame oil. Lovely . 



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