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Saba Steak Teppanyaki

Teppanyaki seems like an ideal food. You get to eat a lot of vegetables along with proteins which usually grilled, so not very oily. For carbohydrate, you can opt for brown rice. It’s the best healthy menu you could possibly get.

Ingredients:

  • Saba fillet, one half body
  • Brown rice, 1 bowl
  • Cabbage and carrots
  • a glove of smashed garlic
  • quarter cup of fish stock
  • 2 table spoons of sake
  • soy sauce
  • olive oil, salt and pepper
  • some kimji

Steps:

  1. season the fillet with salt and pepper. Add olive oil (optional) and then grill the fillet on oven at 225C for 15 mins
  2. On the pan, medium heat, put in olive oil and garlic. Stir until golden brown. add chopped carrots followed by cabbage. Add fish stock, salt and sake. Continue to stir until cooked.
  3. Serve the fillet and stir-fried vegetables with brown rice, and kimji. Season the fillet with soy sauce as you like.
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Pasta alla Arrabiata

I love the simplicity of Italian cuisines. The real Italian foods consist of few ingredients. The cooking is not complicated. They rely on the freshness and the quality of the raw materials themselves to deliver good taste.

Pasta alla Arrabiata is my favorite’s. Arrabiata means angry in Italian. So, you bet, hot chillies are the primary ingredient of this menu. The traditional recipe involves no meat, but I love to spice it up with some bacons. Also, you can go for whole-wheat penne if you want.

Ingredients:

  • Penne (or any other type of pasta)
  • some sliced bacons
  • chopped tomatos, 1 cup
  •  a few pieces of hot chillies
  • a glove of garlic, chopped
  • olive oil, 2 table spoons
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

Steps:

  1. Bring salted water to boil. Add penne and cook until aldante. Remove from heat. Drain the cooked penne.
  2. Fry bacons on the pan and set aside. This step is optional.
  3. On the pan, medium heat, add olive oil and garlics, cook until golden brown. Add chopped tomato and continue cooking for a few minutes. Add salt and pepper. Add bacons if you have.
  4. Pour penne into the sauce. add parmesan cheese on top.

 

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Miso Soup

Miso soup is a great side dish to go with any Japanese dish. It’s versatile and easy to prepare. You can have a wide variety of miso soup alternately. For instances, instead of tofus, you can add muchrooms, shells and/or even pork ribs into the soup.

Ingredients:

  • Miso, 1/2 cup
  • Katsuo flakes, 1 cup
  • Tofu, sliced 1/2 cup

Steps:

  1. Bring water to boil, add katsuo flakes, reduce heat to simmer for at least ten minutes.
  2. Remove all katsuo flakes, add miso and tofu, continue to cook for a while
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Italian Vinaigratte & Japanese Soy Sauce Dressing

I never bought salad dressings. I make it on my own. Italian Vinaigrette is my favorite. It is simple and delicious, not to mention healthy. Simple mix white vinegar and extra virgin olive oil at 1:3 ratio. Then add salt, pepper and any spice of your choice such as thymes. Shake well. You are ready to go.

If you feel like having Japanese food. You can make your own Japanese soy sauce dressings, too. Using the Italian vinaigrette made earlier, add soy sauce (1 portion), sesame oil (0.5 portion) and sesame seeds. You can also add mayo. That last ingredient is absolutely optional, though. It is that simple.

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Pickled Lettuce

Chinese people especially in the south eat plain boiled rice with some vegetables for dinner. My family also inherit this lifestyle for our chinese ancestors. I got to eat a lot of this menu when I was young.

Pickled lettuce can be bought in can from the supermarket. You simply have to spice it up with chilli and lime juice. Don’t forget to chill it before serving. It will be much tastier.

Ingredients:

  • Caned Pickled lettuce
  • Red chilli, chopped
  • Red onions, chopped
  • Fish sauce, 2 tablespoons
  • Lime juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Coriander leaves, for decoration
  • Some sugar
  • Boiled rice, 1 cup

Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients, mix them well and chill them in the fridge
  2. Serve with boiled rice

 

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Salmon Teppanyaki

Everyone loves Salmon. The fish also has big health benefits. It’s loaded with tons of omega 3 fatty acid which helps prevent cardio vascular diseases. It is recommended that one eat salmon 1-2 meals per week.

Ingredients:

  • Salmon fillet
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • fish stock, 1/4 cup
  • sake, 2 table spoons
  • Garlics, 1-2 gloves, chopped
  • Olive oils, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper

Steps:

  1. season salmon with salt and pepper for 10 minutes before cooking
  2. pan fry the salmon on olive oil at medium heat for at 12 minutes or until cooked
  3. stir fry chopped cabbage and carrots on olive oil and chopped garlic. Add fish stock, salt, pepper and sake to season it.
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Boiled Rice with Sea Bass