Uses of Japanese Fish Grill: Easy Homemade Pizza


Cosa succede? It’s Mr. Wada on duty. Bene.

Guess what this is.

Japanese gas stove

(tik tak tik tak)…TIME’S UP! Yes, it’s a Japanese gas stove but with fish grill. It’s gonna be a main thing this time.

About Gas Stoves in Japan

In Japan, most probably gas stoves comes with a fish grill. However, the fact is that it isn’t used that much. What’s the use of it? Oh c’mon! Don’t let it go waste. Grilling fish isn’t the only way to use it. Allow me to show you different ways, will you?



Easy Homemade Pizza!

Yes, it could be a pizza oven as well! Here are the ingredients. Easy but nothing’s instant.


For two servings.


– 100 grams of flour
– 3 grams of baking powder
– 60 ml of hot water
– 3 grams of yeast
– a small amount of honey, olive oil and salt

– 100 grams of canned tomato
– a small amount of olive oil and salt

– 100 grams of Mozzarella cheese
– and something more as you prefer

Make Pizza Dough

Mix yeast, honey and hot water (about 35 degrees).


Put the rest of the ingredients for dough in another bowl and mix. Now slowly pour the previous batch (yeast + honey + hot water).


Also pour some olive oil


Looks good.


OK, now cover the bowl by Saran Wrap, and soak it in hot water (38 degrees) to let yeast grow for about 5 minutes.


Prepare Pizza Sauce

While waiting for the dough why don’t we make pizza sauce? Well, it’s simple. Open a canned tomato and put into a bowl, sprinkle salt, olive oil, and mix well (basil would give it a good smell).


That’s it. It may be too much for pizza. I usually use it for cooking as well. It’s good combination for anything.

Grill the Pizza!

Open the bowl with the dough and now grab some of it for a slice of pizza.


Spread olive oil over foil and throw the dough onto it, spread it into pizza shape by hand.


Turn the fish grill on (it depends on the grill though, mine needs to pour some water in the plate like this).


Turn it on.


It seems to get hot enough. Slip the dough in!


Keep an eye on it. As you see it gets cooked one side, take it out.


Now you flip it (face the raw side up), put the pizza sauce and cheese on top (as much as you like), then put it back into the grill.



After a few minutes, it will be done.


It got a bit burned….let’s say well-done.


Alright, just one pizza won’t be enough for a party. I actually prepared another while waiting for the first one. Do the same as for the first pizza.


I guarantee this easy homemade pizza would make a great pizza party. It definitely tastes way better than instant frozen pizza. Please try this and lemme hear how your party goes.

See you around!


5 Steps to Make Easy Homemade Tea Snacks


Howdy? It’s Mr. Wada on duty. What do you have with your drink? Cookies? Cakes? Pies? There are varieties of food at cafes but at home I suppose you just buy something and grab right? Lemme tell you about my favorite tea-time snack lately. It is called SWEET POTATO CAKE…ordinary? Hmp! But but…can you believe that you can make it in a half hour!!?? Here’s a recipe of an easy homemade tea snack.


You need only two things. Sweet potatoes and ICE CREAM!

easy homemade tea snack sweet_potatoeasy homemade tea snack ice_cream

For four (4) servings – two medium size sweet potatoes (in the photo I’ve got 5 small ones) – two scoops of vanilla ice cream Options(I’ll mention it later) – rum – beaten egg yolk

Why Ice Cream?

What normally requires for making sweet potato cakes (other than sweet potatoes) are cream/milk and sugar which ice cream contains all! It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?

5 Steps for Making Sweet Potato Cakes


Step 1

Peel sweet potatoes, chop them in dice.

easy homemade tea snack chopped_potatoes

Step 2

Microwave the chopped sweet potatoes for about 5 minutes until it gets cooked. I use this plastic container for microwaving (it comes with a cover). Or you can just have them in a bowl/plate, wrap by saran wrap and microwave.

easy homemade tea snack plastic_box

By the way, microwave cooking has been sorta trend in Japan last several years (it’s been a while though). There are many items like this. I may show you more recipes using this method another time.

Step 3

Take the sweet potatoes out and now mush them! And here comes ice cream. Mix them well.

easy homemade tea snack mush easy homemade tea snack mix_with_icecream

Note: A few drops of rum would give it a great flavor. Got one in your kitchen? Then give it a try.

Step 4

Grab some of the mashed sweet potatoes and form it as sweet potato cakes. Its shape should be like the one below but you can shape it any way as you like. It won’t differ its taste anyway.

easy homemade tea snack foamed

Note: Spreading beaten egg yolk over the sweet potato cakes would make it shiny (not a must but it’d look nicer with this).

Step 5

It’s ready to be cooked. Throw them into the toaster. It’s an ordinary toaster that I use every morning. Toast for 10 minutes.

easy homemade tea snack toaster


Looking good, don’t you think?

easy homemade tea snack done

easy homemade tea snack tea_with_potato

Bon appetit con tus coffee! (oui) Please try this homemade tea snack and lemme know how you find it. Can’t wait to have it! See you around. Related links