Shiny Teriyaki - Sweet and Salty Konnyaku

Shiny Teriyaki - Sweet and Salty Konnyaku

This is simmered in a sweet and savory sauce.
Try it as a bento item.

Ingredients: 2 or more servings

Sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon
1 and 1/2 cups (300 ml )
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
◆ Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
◆ Mirin
1 tablespoon
◆ Salt
a small amount
◆ Red chili pepper (sliced)
Mirin (for the teriyaki sauce)
1/2 tablespoon


1. Rub salt into the konnyaku, rinse, slice into 8 mm strips, then cut a small 1 cm slit lengthwise in the middle of the konnyaku.
2. Holding the konnyaku lengthwise, pass the top part through the slit and gently pull to make a "rein knot." Parboil the slices for 2 minutes, then drain in a colander.
3. Heat sesame oil in the same pot, evenly sautè both sides of the konnyaku until golden brown, add water, and when it starts to boil, add sake and sugar, and simmer for 2 minutes.
4. Add the ingredients marked with a ◆ and simmer on medium heat until most of the liquid has boiled away. Add mirin and stir until the konnyaku starts to shine. Let sit in the pot until the flavors are absorbed and they're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is the knotted konnyaku recipe I learned from my mother.
Konnyaku is good for your digestion!