konnyaku

  • Chicken

    Konnyaku (Konjac) & Chicken with Sweet Miso Sauce

    Konnyaku is most commonly seasoned with Soy Sauce, but Miso is also good. Sweet Miso Sauce is particularly good. Today I cooked Konnyaku with Chicken with Sweet Miso Sauce. If you are vegetarian, I recommend to use ‘Atsu-age’ (fried firm Tofu) instead of Chicken. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 block (250g) Konnyaku (Konjac)300 to 400g …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Simmered Konnyaku (Konjac) & Shiitake

    This is a very simple Japanese home-cooked dish. The main ingredients are Konnyaku (Konjac) and Shiitake Mushrooms. I often add extra ingredients such as Carrot, Daikon, Lotus Root, Chikuwa (Japanese tubular shape fishcake), Chicken, OR etc. Today I added Carrot and Fish Balls. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 block (250g) Konnyaku (Konjac)25g Dried Shiitake Mushrooms1 …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Scrumptious Beef & Konnyaku (Konjac)

    The other day, someone cooked my ‘Kimpira’ Konnyaku (Konjac) and shared the photo of the dish, and that made me feel very nostalgic because the dish always makes me think about my grandmother. Today I cooked Konnyaku (Konjac) with Beef. The dish has similar flavour to ‘Kimpira’ Konnyaku (Konjac), but more complex. You got to …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Oden

    ‘Oden’ is a Japanese hot pot dish of several ingredients simmered in the seasoned dashi stock. The essential ingredients are Fishcakes such as Chikuwa and Fish Balls. I always add Daikon, Potato, Boiled Eggs, Konnyaku (Konjac) and Beef Tendon skewers. Beef Tendon is hard to find where I live, I often use Ossobuco (Veal Shanks) …

  • Chicken Potato Vegetables

    Simmered Root Vegetables & Chicken

    This dish is called ‘Chikuzen-ni’ (筑前煮) in Japan. It was a local dish in Chikuzen region in the island of Kyushu. It is now popular in other parts of Japan and often prepared for the New Year celebration. It can be difficult to find all these ingredients outside Japan. In particular, Gobō and Lotus Root …

  • Potato

    ‘Kimpira’ Konnyaku (Konjac)

    Konnyaku (Konjac) is becoming well known as a low-calorie food. My grandmother used to make Konnyaku herself. Her Konnyaku were round balls, and freshly boiled Konnyaku were so delicious. Most Asian grocery stores sell rectangular Konnyaku blocks. I use it to make this Kimpira, and every time I cook this dish, I think about my …