Massage the konnyaku well with your hands to tenderize it. You can also accomplish this task by bashing it lightly with a rolling pin. Rip into bite-sized pieces with your hands or a spoon.
Add a little salt to water
Boil the konnyaku.
Drain over a strainer.
There's no need to soak the konnyaku in water.
Cut the beef into bite-sized pieces.
Dry-stir fry the konnyaku in a frying pan without any oil. When the moisture has completely evaporated the the surface has hardened a bit, add some vegetable oil and the chili pepper, and stir fry.
Add the beef, and when it's changed color add the ● ingredients and simmer. Add the sesame seeds and it's done. (If using pork, cook it completely before adding the ● ingredients.)
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Story Behind this Recipe
-This used to be in my bento boxes a lot when I was growing up.
-Depending on the size of the konnyaku pieces, the flavors may be rather strong. Please adjust the amount of soy sauce, starting by adding a scant tablespoon and tasting before adding more.
-Take care not to stir-fry the beef for too long. -You can find konnyaku that doesn't need to be parboiled these days. However, even if you use that kind make sure to evaporate the moisture on them completely at Step 4. The flavors will penetrate it easier that way. -Try using pork instead of beef. In that case be sure to cook it thoroughly. -It's just a bit spicy, and great as a drinking appetizer for dad.