Thai Inspired SaladBy MariThis is simple adoption of Thai Salad, ‘Yum Woon Sen’. If you have fish sauce and lime (or lemon), you can make this salad whenever you like by using any vegetables, seafood or meat. Simple but amazingly delicious.
MariSuper Easy (Cheat!) recipe #1 Konyaku MusselsBy MariThis is an easy cheat recipe for a quick meal for one. I often enjoy this as a shared appetizer for four of our family. Konyaku (konjac) absorbs the umami flavour of Mussels, really delicious and healthy!Tomato risottoBy MariMy kids always love margherita pizza which is basic and simple but never disappoints them. I thought I can make something like this, simple and basic but delicious risotto. So here is the one. It maybe a bit cheat recipe as I use vegetable stock but it is delicious! Konyaku Rice absorbs the stock flavour and it’s perfect for your quick lunch!
MariGreek Inspired SaladBy MariThis is a refreshing salad for the hot summer season. The basic is inspired by Greek Salad however I added coriander as I like it so much. Its aromatic flavour combines greatly with feta cheese and chick peas. If the coriander is too strong for you or your family, parsley works as well. There are lots of different nutrients and it is filling as there is Dried Konyaku Rice in it. Perfect as the healthy lunch or a side dish for dinner.
SachieKonyaku NorimakiBy MariKonyaku is an original, healthy and great alternative to rice in this traditional Japanese sushi. This is a real treat which can also be very entertaining as all the family can participate. Children in particular find hand-rolling Temakis very enjoyable. This recipe explains not only how to roll Makis but also Temakis (hand-roll). Have fun and Enjoy!
Tsuyoshi @ ex-Otabe KafePhotographed by Mike SlatteryGomadare Konyaku Dry RamenBy MariThis recipe takes its inspiration from “Wafu Pasta” (Japanese style pasta dish). By using Konyaku rather than pasta makes this recipe not only healthier but also gives it a similar feeling to a ramen dish because of the firm texture and curly shape of the noodles.
Gomadare is a traditional Japanese sauce used for "Hiyashi Chuka Gomadare" (Cold Ramen with Sesame sauce). Gomadare is often used on the side of other Japanese dishes such as Shabu-Shabu, Udon or Soba noodles as a dipping sauce. It is a very delicious and versatile dressing which suits perfectly Konyaku.
This recipe can easily be adapted to suit different dietary needs (gluten free, vegetarian diet).
Tsuyoshi @ ex-Otabe KafePhotographed by Mike SlatteryKonyaku Noodle Soup – Japanese Udon StyleBy MariThis recipe is one of the most basic soup recipes in Japan and was very popular on the menu in Otabe Kafe in Putney. Please also have look at the interview article about this dish.Mackerel Konyaku RiceBy MariThis is one of the variations of 'TakikomiGohan(炊き込みご飯)' which means 'Rice cooked with the other ingredients'. We use many types of ingredients like shiitake mushrooms, carrots, burdock root, bamboo shoot, deep fried tofu, chicken etc but this time, I used smoked mackerel which one can get easily everywhere in the UK.