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Mom's Sweet and Spicy Konnyaku Stir-Fry in Sesame Oil

Mom's Sweet and Spicy Konnyaku Stir-Fry in Sesame Oil

Ah...the taste of mom's cooking! Sweet and spicy konnyaku stir-fried in sesame oil.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Konnyaku
250g
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 1/3 tablespoon
Red chili pepper
a small amount
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Slice the konnyaku to 5-6mm. In the center, cut a slit lengthwise about 1/4 the length of the konnyaku and thread the end through the hole to make a "rein knot."
2. Boil water and quick pour it over the konnyaku and drain.
3. Heat a pan with the sesame oil and briskly fry the konnyaku. Add sugar and soy sauce, and once it's evenly combined, arrange on a plate and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

A long time ago, my mother used to make this a lot. It's a nostalgic Showa Era side dish. I learned it alongside my mother. It's also made with sliced Chinese pickles. I realized how much my mother loves her sesame oil.