Konnyaku is made from yams. “Nimono” means boiled and seasoned in Japanese. A few readers have requested more vegetarian dishes, so here is simple and delicious offering. If you can not find konnyaku, try daikon by itself, or other vegetables (potato, carrot etc), or tofu.
Yield: 4 servings
Time: 30 minutes
- 1 lb daikon (1/2 inch slices then cut them lengthwise)
- 1 pack of konnyaku (1/2 lb) (cut in 1/2 inch triangles)
- Boil konnyaku for 3 minutes, strain, and set aside.
- Put 1 1/2 cups water and daikon in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
- When the water boils, add spices (soy sauce, sake, mirin, suger) and konnyaku, cover with lid, then boil for 25 minutes over medium heat.
※ Please keep the eye on the pan—if heat is too high, the water will evaporate quickly and the food will burn.