Popular Easy Crunchy Teriyaki Nagaimo Yam and Pork Stir-fry

Popular Easy Crunchy Teriyaki Nagaimo Yam and Pork Stir-fry

Everybody enjoys this delicious side dish. Easy & economical Great for bento or a pot-luck party if you double the amount.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Thinly sliced pork offcuts
150 g
Nagaimo yam
about 8 cm (about 100 g without skin)
●Salt and pepper
a small amount
●Sake and vegetable oil
2 teaspoons each
White flour
as needed (about 1 tablespoon)
★Oyster sauce
1/2 tablespoon
★Soy sauce and sake
1 tablespoon each
2/3 ~ 1 tablespoon (refer to Helpful Hints)
★Minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon
For toppings
Black pepper or mayonnaise
a small amount
Rice, vegetables, etc...
to your liking


1. Cut the pork into bite-size pieces if it's too large. Rub with ● ingredients. Coat evenly in flour.
2. Mix ★ ingredients in a bowl. Peel the skin from nagaimo yam, and cut into 1cm thick half moon slices.
3. Heat oil in a pan, and stir-fry the pork until the surface becomes crispy. Transfer to a plate.
4. Add oil to the pan, and stir-fry the nagaimo yam. When both sides are crispy and browned, sprinkle salt and pepper. Return Step 3 pork to the pan.
5. Swirl in ★ ingredients, raise the heat, then coat Step 4 ingredients. Once the water has evaporated, turn off the heat. Adjust the flavor with salt and pepper.
6. Serve on a plate, and sprinkle black pepper or serve with mayonnaise.
7. After Step 3, if the bottom of the pan got burnt, wipe with paper towels or wash it before stir-frying the nagaimo yam.
8. Pack in bentos!

Story Behind this Recipe

I went through a phase where I often cooked my favourite combo of nagaimo yam and inexpensive pork offcuts. This is one of the recipes I created during that time.
I used to measure the sauce ingredients by eye. Since everybody loved it, I measured and made it into a recipe.