Konnyaku and Beef (or Pork) Spicy Stir-Fry

Konnyaku and Beef (or Pork) Spicy Stir-Fry

This is a plain looking dish, but it goes well with rice or sake. It's very well flavored, so try it in bentos too!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Thinly sliced beef (or pork)
100 g
● Dashi stock granules
1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon
● Cooking sake, soy sauce, mirin
1 tablespoon each
● Sugar
about 1 teaspoon
Red chili pepper
1/2 to 1 (to taste)
White sesame seeds
To taste
Vegetable oil
As needed


1. 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.
2. Add a little salt to water Boil the konnyaku. Drain over a strainer. There's no need to soak the konnyaku in water.
3. Cut the beef into bite-sized pieces.
4. 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.
5. 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.)
6. This konnyaku dish is tasty too: Recipe ID: 2013957
7. Another konnyaku recipe: Recipe ID: 1998716

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.