If you want to make authentic Japanese food, you need to prepare several kinds of seasonings, so it’s hard. In this recipe, I will introduce how to make delicious Japanese food easily using “mentsuyu” (“めんつゆ” in Japanese) which can be purchased at convenience stores in Japan.
Total Time: 35 mins
100g beef flank (or pork)
2 or 3 potatoes, cut into chunks
1 carrot, cut into chunks
1 onion, cut into chunks
50 ml mentsuyu
250 ml water
1 tbsp vegetable oil (or olive oil)
1 tbsp cooking sake
1 pack of kinusaya (The green color makes it colorful.)
1 pack of shirataki (konnyaku) noodles
- Put the potatoes and carrots in a plastic bag and microwave (500W) for 6 minutes.
- Heat oil in a frying pan and stir fry the vegetables.
- When the onion has wilted, add the meat (and sake: it will soften the meat) and stir fry until cooked through.
- When the meat changes color, add the mentsuyu and water (if available, kinusaya and shirataki), cover with a lid (if possible, a drop lid), and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.