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Simple Tasty and Spicy Konnyaku for Bento

Simple Tasty and Spicy Konnyaku for Bento

I made spicy konnyaku while measuring out the ingredients. It has a strong flavor, so it goes well with rice. Use them in bentos too.

Ingredients: 2 people

Konnyaku
1 package (250 g)
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Red chili pepper
1/2-1 whole pepper
Water
as needed (4-5 tablespoons)
☆Mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
1 1/2 tablespoons
☆Sugar
1 tablespoon
☆Soy sauce
1 tablespoon (about 1 heaping tablespoon)
☆Sake
1 tablespoon
Toasted sesame seeds
a little

Steps

1. Clean the konnyaku by rubbing with salt. Make shallow cuts into once side in a lattice pattern, and cut into dice-sized slices. Or, rip it up into bite-sized pieces with your fingers.
2. Boil some water, and then boil the konnyaku to remove the smell. You can skip this step if the smell doesn't bother you. Heat up sesame oil in a small saucepan, and sauté the deseeded finely ripped-up chili pepper.
3. Add in a bit of water (4-5 tablespoons) and ☆, and boil down over a medium-strong heat until most of the broth has evaporated.
4. Top it with sesame and you are done .

Story Behind this Recipe

Konnyaku is cheap! I always buy it...