My family recently moved house. We couldn’t take everything to our new house, especially plants in the garden. My daughter was growing some Potatoes. She didn’t want to waste them. She was afraid Potatoes were not ready for harvest, but she dug up anyway, and found a lot of Baby Potatoes. I cooked them with Sugar, Soy Sauce and Mirin, the Japanese staples.


2 to 3 Servings


500g Baby Potatoes (New Potatoes)
1/2 cup Dashi Stock *OR 1/2 cup Water and 1/4 teaspoon Dashi Powder
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Mirin
3 to 4 thin slices Ginger *cut into fine strips
*Note: You can addf Garlic and Chilli if you like.
1/2 teaspoon Sesame Oil *optional
Finely chopped Spring Onion
Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix)

  1. Wash Baby Potatoes very well. You don’t need to peel the skin. Cut into 1/2 OR 1/4.
  2. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and simmer until Potato is soft, occasionally shaking the pan.
  3. Remove the lid and cook, shaking and tossing, until the sauce is almost gone.
  4. Sprinkle with some finely chopped Spring Onion and Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix).