‘Satoimo’ (Taro), has creamy & slimy texture. Because of allergy or something, my hands often feel itchy when I peel ‘Satoimo’. So I often use Frozen ones that are already peeled and ready to cook. However, I have noticed that it takes quite some time to cook frozen ones until tender and creamy. I recommend to pre-cook them in microwave while you are preparing the pork and the sauce. This will reduce the cooking time a lot.


4 Servings


Frozen Satoimo 1 bag (400g)


Thinly Sliced Pork Belly 250 to 300g
Oil 1 to 2 teaspoons
Water 1/2 cup
Garlic 1 to 2 cloves *grated
Soy Sauce 2 tablespoon
Sake 2 tablespoons
Spring Onion 1 *finely chopped
Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix) *optional

  1. Place frozen ‘Satoimo’ in a heat-proof dish, add water to half cover the ‘Satoimo’. Cook in the microwave, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Turn them over and cook another 2 minutes OR until just soft enough. Cooking time depends on the power of the microwave.
  2. Slice Pork as thinly as you can.
  3. Heat small amount of Oil in a deep frying pan or a large saucepan, cook Pork until the colour changes, then add ‘Satoimo’.
  4. Add Water, Garlic, Soy Sauce and Sake, and cook over a medium heat, stir and toss occasionally, until the sauce is almost gone.
  5. Sprinkle with some chopped Spring Onion and Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix) and serve hot.