Do you know ‘Sukiyaki’? Thinly sliced beef cooked with vegetables in a sweet soy flavoured sauce is known as ‘Sukiyaki’. This dish is almost the extract of my favourite bits from ‘Sukiyaki’. Beef, Ito-Konnyaku (or Shirataki) and Onion are cooked in a sweet soy flavoured sauce with fresh ginger is delicious with freshly cooked rice. As the beef is to be sliced very thinly, it can be tough cuts. I usually buy the casserole cut, half-freeze it, then slice it as thinly as I can.
Beef 400 to 500g
Onion 1 *thinly sliced
Itokonnyaku/Shirataki 2 packets *about 360g
Fresh Ginger 1 thumb-size piece *thinly sliced to strips
Oil 1 tablespoon
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Mirin 2 to 3 tablespoons
Soy Sauce 4 tablespoons
- To slice Beef very thinly, I recommend to half-freeze it first. This will make the slicing much easier. You can try to slice it as thinly as you can.
- Drain Itokonnyaku/Shirataki. Cut into 5cm length.
- Heat Oil in a frying pan over medium high heat, cook Beef, Onion and Ginger. When the beef changed colour, add Itokonnyaku, Sugar, Mirin and Soy Sauce.
- Cook, occasionally stirring, for 10 to 15 minutes or until the liquid is almost gone.