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.


4 Servings


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

  1. 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.
  2. Drain Itokonnyaku/Shirataki. Cut into 5cm length.
  3. 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.
  4. Cook, occasionally stirring, for 10 to 15 minutes or until the liquid is almost gone.