Fermented Food

Homemade Ponzu Sauce

Ponzu sauce is a soy sauce based Japanese dipping sauce made with adding of yuzu juice, a famous Japanese citrus that smells divine. Serve Ponzu as dipping sauce for gyoza dumplings, or sashimi. Use it as dressing for beef tataki or seared tuna or salad. When you will try this […]

 

Japanese Pickled Air-dried Daikon “Takuan” (easy version).

No Japanese table is not completed without tsukemono or Japanese lactic-acid fermented vegetables (pickles). In Japanese culture, everything has its own place and purpose. Pickled vegetables are rich in probiotic cultures that promote digestive health (check my previous posts with the secrets of a Japanese healthy diet). Pickled daikon is […]

 

Kimchi Udon Noodle Stir Fry

Thick and silky smooth udon noodles and beef mince, stir fried in kimchi butter sauce, topped with runny yolk saucy egg and spring onion.This dish is full of umami flavour and it only takes 15 minutes to make from start to finish!  

 

Taste of Ethiopia: Sourdough Injera and Doro Wat

Eating Ethiopian food is an absolutely amazing experience, one that is best shared with friends and family. Tear off a piece of injera, scoop up some flavourful Doro Wat curry, and enjoy! Injera is a large spongy sour crepe, a staple of Ethiopian cuisine, it can be served with any dish […]

 

Potato and Sauerkraut Salad. + Vegan mayonnaise recipe. Vegan, GF.

Kiwi classic salad with a twist. This simple but sensational sauerkraut potato salad with delicious homemade vegan mayo will really add a wow factor to your BBQ season.  And with the sauerkraut, it becomes a fabulous fermented probiotic side dish that’s equal parts healthy and delicious.  

 

Sourdough Pie with Sauerkraut and Chorizo Stew.

Homemade sourdough pizza dough packed with smoky hearty chorizo and sauerkraut stew. Sourdough, chorizo and sauerkraut are all products of fermentation, and foods are full of umami. So these pies are the ultimate combo. Sourdough is a mixture of flour and water inhabited by a symbiosis of Lactic acid bacteria […]

 

Soup of the day: Spring Green Soup in a Peruvian Style

Hope you will enjoy this vibrant, delicious and nutritious green soup in a Peruvian style with a little twist. Yuzu Kosho will put the taste of the dish to the next level. Traditionally this soup is made with fresh green Peruvian chilli, but I really like my new version with […]

 

Yuzu Kosho. Spicy Funky Japanese Condiment.

Yuzu Kosho is a hot and citrusy fermented Japanese condiment made with fresh yuzu citrus zest, green chilli peppers, and salt. After years of exploring Asian food, I didn’t think I would get surprised by anything so much, but I did! A few months ago my friend Neville sent me […]

 

How to Make Hoshigaki Traditional Japanese Delicacy.

Are you familiar with hoshigaki, shockingly delicious, melting in your mouth amber coloured air-dried persimmon with a caramel flavour? These labour-intensive Japanese sweets made from peeled persimmon fruits hanged on strings and air-dried during the winter. The fruits are massaged during the drying process, it gives absolutely amazing mellow gelatinous […]

 

Green rice with probiotic Heart Beet Kraut seasoning

A nice twist on boring old rice. Try this healthy and delicious recipe inspired the Mexican dish ‘arroz verde’. Serve it as a side dish for family dinner. Or enjoy as a soothing meal after a big party. Living Goodness freeze-dried Heart Beet Kraut is extremely rich in probiotics to […]

 

Pan-fried kimchi crumbled fish with mango-lime slaw

There’s nothing like pan-fried fish – slightly crusty outside and perfectly flaky inside, it’s a mouth-watering meal. Umami-rich Freeze-dried kimchi seasoning will take this dish to the next level. Serve the fish with juicy Asian-style broccoli mango-lime slaw.  

 

Amazake. Fermented Japanese Rice Drink.

When one door closes, another opens… I haven’t been bored for a single day in lock down, because this is a great opportunity to learn more about fermentation processes. And improve your health. Fermented foods are rich in probiotic bacteria so by consuming fermented foods you are adding beneficial bacteria […]

 

Sourdough Waffles with Caramelized Pear and Maple Syrup

Continuing my sourdough adventures.I got a lot of sourdough discard this week. Another bonus of sourdough bread making, you can use the discarded sourdough starter for making these sourdoughs waffles. The best waffles I ever tried. Really! These sourdough waffles are crispy outside and super fluffy inside with lots of […]

 

Melon and Kimchi Gazpacho.

You can call it “Hangover Gazpacho soup” or “Savoury green smoothie” or “Probiotic Immunity Booster” or “Refreshing chilled summer soup”. You decide. The sweetness of the melon, the freshness of the cucumber, the acidic of the lime and the umami of kimchi creates this amazing flavour combination. This delicious savoury […]

 

Easy Kimchi and Mushroom Pork Dumplings

Everything you need to know about making dumplings, that it’s easier than you might think. These Korean-style dumplings filled with a kimchi, shiitake mushrooms and pork are absolutely delicious. They are spicy, sweet and savoury – it’s the perfect balance of flavour. Kimchi is a true expression of the complexity […]

 

Homemade Umeboshi (Japanese pickled plum). Umeboshi Onigiri.

Hope you already have seen my post about young green ume and experience with Umeshu. Ripened ume has an amazingly sweet fragrance that is more fragrant than young ume. The ume fruit is more sour than the Western plum or apricot and is usually processed in various ways before eaten. […]