Quick Mentsuyu Recipe (Cold Soba Noodle Sauce)

This Mentsuyu Recipe (Cold Soba Noodle Sauce) is ready in minutes! Made from soy sauce, mirin, sake and dashi powder, it’s a super refreshing dipping sauce for a hot summer’s day.

Mentsuyu Recipe (Cold Soba Noodle Sauce) - The perfect light meal in Summer. Made from soy sauce, mirin, sake and dashi powder. Have this ready in minutes! | wandercooks.com

Isn’t it funny how a bite or a sip can take you back to a single moment in time?

How food has the uncanny power to ignite your memory and link you back with the people you met long ago?

Or how this simple little cold soba with mentsuyu recipe can whisk you away across the seas and deep into the heart of Japan!
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What Makes a Recipe Authentic?

Discussion time! What makes a recipe authentic? We’ve been receiving lots of comments lately from readers and passionate foodies who’ve joined us along the way, and it seems this topic strikes a cord for many of you.

What makes a recipe authentic? We're curious. | wandercooks.com

So today we thought we’d take the time to sit down with you and open up the discussion a little further.

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Oysters Three Ways

Oysters Three Ways is our go-to for a quick 5 minute party starter – Kilpatrick, Ponzu with Lemon Thyme and Soy with Ginger. Entertaining done, and just in time for Christmas!

Oysters Three Ways - These are our go to 5 minute party starters - Kilpatrick, Ponzu with Lemon Thyme and Soy with Ginger. Entertaining done. | wandercooks.com

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s three days til Christmas already…🎄 But it’s actually perfect timing, since today we’re sharing our Oysters Three Ways!

Every Christmas for as long as I can remember, my parents have celebrated Christmas with a seafood and sparkling wine brunch, which is just what you need before a massive roast feast.

(P.S. If you’re looking for Christmas deliciousness, check out our list of Edible Christmas Presents!)

Alongside Wanderdad’s beloved king prawns mum would serve up her piece de resistance – smoky Oysters Kilpatrick straight from the oven. The smell of that heady mix of Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce and bacon always evokes those special mornings; torn wrapping paper strewn around the room, laugher and cheers and fun.

Since then our wandering adventures have led us experiment with the humble oyster, so today without further ado, let us present three of our favourite oyster recipes from our trip!

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Taiwanese Breakfast Burger

According to our housemate this Taiwanese Breakfast Burger tastes like dumplings in a bun! We’ve cooked so much flavour right into the patty then topped it off with a crispy fried egg. Ready for breakfast?

Taiwanese Breakfast Burger - Chinese dumplings in a burger, yes please! For breakfast? Even better. | wandercooks.com

I know I know, I can hear you now. Burgers for breakfast?

100% YEP.

Also before we get started with today’s recipe, we just want to ask:

Have you ever been to Taiwan? Ever eaten a Taiwanese Breakfast Burger? If so, we want to hear from you!

You see, we weaved together our memories of our own Taiwanese Breakfast Burger experience with a little experimentation in the kitchen. But we’re keen to hear what you’ve discovered.

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Italian Fried Pizza (Pizza Fritta Napoletana)

Fresh homemade Italian Fried Pizza, ready from scratch in 10 minutes? Topped with garlicky tomato sauce, chunks of mozzarella and fresh basil leaves? Oh yeah. Homemade pizza doesn’t get better than this!

Italian Fried Pizza (Pizza Fritta Napoletana) - These' puffs of doughy goodness are just screaming to be made - in under 10 minutes! Top with tomato sauce, bocconcini and basil and it's ready to eat! | wandercooks.com

Alright, hands up who loves homemade pizza?!


Oh boy, have we got a treat for you.

Not only is this homemade Italian Fried Pizza recipe super delicious and super cute, it’s also super easy to make – in less than 10 minutes.

Yep. You read that right.

Forget the oven, no need to wait for it to pre-heat. All you need is one little frying pan and you are SET.

As they say, with great power comes great responsibility.

So, guys – are you ready for this??

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