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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Japanese Potato Salad

Isn't this great for a light lunch?

Japanese Potato Salad
Recipe sourced from Nami of Just One Cookbook with slight changes

2 Russet potatoes
½  tsp. salt
1 egg
2 ½ inch carrot
2 -3” cucumbers
2-3 tbsp cooked scrimps
1/3 to ½  cup Japanese mayonnaise
Fresh ground black pepper 

Peel potato skins and cut into half or quarters.  Put potatoes in a large pot and add water until it covers all the potatoes.  Boil the potatoes and cook until a skewer can goes through the potato smoothly. Drain the water from pot and put the potato back on the stove again.
Mash the potatoes but leave some small chunks for texture. Sprinkle salt and transfer it into a big bowl and let it cool on the kitchen counter. 

Meanwhile prepare to boiled egg. Remove the shell and mash the egg with a fork in a small bowl. Set aside.  

Cut carrots into quarter (or half) and then slice it thinly. Put them in a microwave-safe container and cover it with water. Microwave for a few minutes until a skewer goes smoothly through the carrot (don’t overcook). Drain water and cool down.

Peel the cucumbers (leave some skin on to create stripe pattern) and cut into quarter. Then slice it thinly.

Add the cooked scrimps and veggies into the mashed potato bowl. Grind some pepper over and mix well.

Add mayonnaise and mix until incorporated.  Add boiled eggs and mix a bit but don’t over do it. Let it cool and keep in the fridge till you are ready to serve.

                           Make this in the morning and pack it to office for lunch if you want a 
                           light meal.  

 “I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest #1 Oct 2013 : Japan), hosted by


  1. I just love japanese potato salad! They are so yummy-licious ^^ and you even added shrimps, ooooh! I can so imagine your gorgeous potato salad tasting tangy, creamy yet refreshing.. yums! ^^

  2. Wow, another mouthwatering Japanese food! Love this potatoes and shrimps salad :)

  3. We love this potato salad too, but never add shrimps before..

  4. Thank you so much Mel for trying this recipe! I love the idea of adding shrimp in it! Try making sandwich with leftover - I love toasting dinner roll and put it in between. So delicious! Thanks again! xoxo

  5. Yummy, definitely one of my favourite salad.

  6. Yes, this beautiful salad does make a healthy light lunch!

  7. Delicious & healthy salad that I love! Looks amazingly yummy! Great click!

  8. Hi Mel,
    Such a delicious potato salad, perfect with just about anything! Yum!

  9. such a cheerful looking salad, makes a great party salad too and probably hv some rolls at the side..yums!

  10. Hi Mel,
    This salad looks so fresh, healthy and light. Love to have this in anytime the day!

  11. Love this! I never make it myself but always order at the restaurant. I crave for it now after seeing this with the bonus of prawns.

  12. So colorful and yummy! I can eat this on its own, Mel!