Japanese Leek Kimpira

Japanese Leek Kimpira

A good way to consume plenty of Japanese leeks. These creamy and sweet bites will whet the appetite. A great back-up for when you need one more dish, or have bento to pack.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Japanese leeks
2 to 3
Red chili pepper (seeded and sliced into thin rounds)
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
Rice vinegar
1 tablespoon
Mirin (or brown sugar)
1 tablespoon
Cooking sake
1 tablespoon
White soy sauce
1 tablespoon


1. Evenly mix together the seasoning items. Chop the white part of the Japanese leek into 5 cm lengths.
2. Heat oil in frying pan, add leeks, and sauté until browned. Add red chili peppers and seasoning, and simmer until the liquid boils down.
3. When leeks are in season, I make a stock to keep in the refrigerator.
4. They're also great chilled, so I eat these in my daily bento. They're a perfect back-up item.

Story Behind this Recipe

I bought a ton of Japanese leeks at the morning market with the mud still on them.

They're so easy and delicious! I made these since I wanted to eat a lot.

These got all eaten up!! My husband loves them, too.

I posted this as a memo to myself.