Easy Basic Five-Ingredient Simmered Beans (Gomoku Mame)

Easy Basic Five-Ingredient Simmered Beans (Gomoku Mame)

No sugar. I kept it simple by using pre-cooked soy beans packed in water.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Boiled soy beans in water
100 g
Dried shiitake mushrooms
5 cm
Burdock root
Konnyaku (small)
Lotus root
2 to 3 cm
Sesame oil (for stir frying)
1 teaspoon
☆ The soaking liquid from the kombu seaweed and dried shiitake mushrooms
200 ml
☆ Bonito dashi stock granules
1/2 teaspoon
☆ Mirin
1 tablespoon
☆ Soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons


1. Rehydrate the dried shiitake mushrooms and konbu seaweed. Optionally peel the burdock root and carrot.
2. Cut all the vegetables and konbu into 5 mm dice (about the same size as the soy beans).
3. Heat up the sesame oil in a pot and quickly stir fry the cut up ingredients. Add the ☆ flavoring ingredients, then the soy beans.
4. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until there's almost no liquid left in the pan.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used to make this by soaking dried soy beans overnight and so on, which was a lot of work. Ready-cooked soy beans are available, so I make this classic bean dish easily now.