Garlic, Butter & Soy Sauce is a great combination that makes a delicious sauce. Today I cooked Frozen ‘Satoimo’ (Taro) in this sauce with Chilli. As fresh Satoimo makes my hands terribly itchy, I prefer using Frozen ‘Satoimo’ which are already peeled. I pre-cook them in the microwave for this dish. This is a super quick & easy dish that is perfect for drinking.


2 to 3 Servings


1 bag (400 to 500g) Frozen Satoimo (Small Taro)

1/2 cup Water
1 to 2 cloves Garlic *finely chopped
20g Butter
1 to 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons Mirin
1 pinch Ground Chilli OR Chilli Flakes
1 Spring Onion *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 2-3 minutes. Turn them over and cook another 2 minutes OR until just soft enough. Cooking time depends on the powder of the microwave.
  2. Place Water, Garlic, Butter, Soy Sauce, Mirin and Ground Chilli in a large saucepan or frying pan, bring to the boil, add drained pre-cooked ‘Satoimo’, cover with a lid, and cook over a medium heat, stir and toss occasionally. When the sauce is reduced, remove the lid, and cook, tossing occasionally, until the sauce is almost gone.
  3. Sprinkle with some finely chopped Spring Onion. I added Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix) for extra spiciness and flavour. Enjoy with cold Beer, OR freshly cooked Rice.