Just one frying pan and you can easily make KINPIRA!

KINPIRA is a Japanese cooking style that can be summarized as a technique of “sauté and simmer”.
It is commonly used to cook root vegetables and even meat.

You can always find water-boiled lotus root at Tokyo Mart at a reasonable price. No need to spend time just cutting it.
If you are short on time, I recommend using lotus root, as it is easy to soak up the flavor.
If it is boiled in water, it will last for a long time and can be bought and stored.

Ingredients   (4 Servings)

  • 1                   Pack (5 oz) BOILD LOTUS ROOT
  • 3 oz                 Carrot
  • 4 oz                 THIN-SLICED BEEF FOR GYUDON
  • 2 Tbsp             Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp             COOKING SAKE
  • 1 Tbsp             MIRIN
  • 1 tsp       Sugar
  • 1 tsp               Sesame
  • As needed       Chili Pepper


① Cut lotus root in half and slice thinly.
② Cut the carrots into strips.
③ Cut the beef into bite-sized pieces.
④ Fry the beef without oil in a pan over medium heat.Add carrots and stir-fry.Add lotus root and fry.
⑤ When the carrots are cooked, add the SAKE, MIRIN, sugar and soy sauce.
⑥ Add sesame seeds and chili pepper slices to taste.

📌 You can cook without oil if you use beef for the beef bowl which is full of flavor. Use 1 teaspoon of salad oil or sesame oil if you use meat with less fat.
📌 If you use lotus root boiled in water, there is no need to peel it and expose it to vinegar water. It is convenient to keep on hand in the refrigerator.
📌 You can substitute burdock for the lotus root, or make it without the meat.
📌 Mirin (sweet sake) and sake are good to add at the beginning of the cooking process because they help to remove odors.

The order in which seasonings are added is “Sa-Shi-Su-Se-So”.
1.Sa → Sugar
2.Shi → Salt
3.Su → Vinegar
4.Se → Soy sauce
5.So → Miso
It is said that it is best to add in this order


★ Useful goods


Cooking SAKE and MIRIN are both indispensable seasonings for Japanese cuisine.


You can see recipes in the video as well.⬇️