Soused Mackerel Japanese Style

Good with Sake or Beer
Samma Is Best

Rice Vinegar, ingredient in Asian cooking

Rice Vinegar

This is a pickled raw Fish dish. A typical appetizer in Japanese cuisine. It goes well with Sake or Beer.  The fish known as Samma is best for this one, but Saba will work fine too. Recipe adapted from one by Joan Itoh. Continue reading

Saba with a Western Flavor / サバの西洋風

A Japanese Fusion Dish
For Mackerel — Saba or Samma

Panko, Japanese style break crumbs

Panko

This Japanese Fusion dish for Mackerel is based on a version originally received from Joan Itoh in the seventies.  It would Continue reading

Eggplant Curry / Talong Curry

Curry Comes to Luzon
A Fusion Note from Tomato

Cooking Asian dishes with Asian eggplants

Asian Eggplants

This Filipino take on Eggplant Curry has a Fusion note with the addition of Tomato. The Curry Paste is savory but on the milder Continue reading

Chili Peanuts with Anchovies / Kacang Dengan Ikan Bilis

An Indonesian Appetizer
Another Way to Use Anchovies

Vegetable Oil

Oil

In Indonesia this is usually made with a kind of small Silverfish called Ikan Bilis; Anchovies also will work. Another popular Indonesian appetizer like Corn Fritters.

Chili Peanuts with Anchovies
Kacang Dengan Ikan Bilis

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Pot Stickers with Ginger Tomato Sauce

Ginger Meets Feta Meets Tomatoes
Pot Stickers with a Mediterranean Touch

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes

Tomatoes

In this Chinese Fusion dish, Won Ton or Chiao-Tzu Wrappers are used to contain fillings with a true Fusion element — Tomatos and Feta Continue reading

Sukiyaki / すき焼き

The Most Famous Japanese Hot Pot
Paper-Thin Beef in Sweet Soy Sauce 

CIMG2199Sukiyaki may be the most famous Japanese hot pot dish. Actually it is not really very old as a Japanese dishes go. Sukiyaki traces Continue reading