Photo: Boiled Chicken and Taro in Miso-Sesame Sauce

The blended flavor of miso and sesame will soon become a family favorite.

Cooking time
25 minutes
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.

Ingredients(Servings: 4)

1 piece

400 g (14.1 oz.)


50 g (1.7 oz)

1 Tbsp


400 ml (13.5 fl. oz.)

1 Tbsp

2 Tbsp

2 Tbsp


3 Tbsp

1 Tbsp

1 Tbsp


  1. Trim off excess fat from the chicken thigh and chop into bite-size pieces.
  2. Peel the taro and the carrot and cut these into bite-size pieces also.
  3. Cut the yam cake into thin rectangular slices and boil. Next, cut a slice into the center of the pieces leaving 1 cm (0.4 in.) on the top and bottom edges. Push the bottom end through the slit and pull out to create a decorative twist-style shape (called Tazuna Konnyaku in Japanese).
  4. Quickly boil the string beans, cut each into 3-4 pieces.
  5. Heat up the sesame oil, sauté the chicken. Add in the the carrot, yam cake and taro and sauté further, then add in (A) and bring to a boil.
  6. When the broth has almost boiled down, add in (B) and (4) and simmer for 5 minutes.