Simmered Satoimo

Simmered Satoimo
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
993 Calories
1g Fat
237g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 993
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 872mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 237g 86%
Dietary Fiber 34g 121%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 33mg 165%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 3353mg 71%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Satoimo are known as taro or coco yams. They are often simmered as nimono dishes in Japanese cooking.


  • 16 to 20 small taro roots (satoimo), washed and peeled

  • 1 1/4 cups dashi soup stock

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons mirin

  • 1 teaspoon sake

Steps to Make It

  1. Put satoimo in a large pan and pour water enough to cover satoimo.

  2. Bring to a boil on high heat and turn down the heat to medium.

  3. Boil for a couple minutes. Drain and wash boiled satoimo in water.

  4. Put dashi soup stock, soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and sake in a large pan.

  5. Add satoimo in the soup. Put a drop-lid or a sheet of aluminum foil on satoimo and cover with lid.

  6. Bring to a boil on medium heat.

  7. Turn down the heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minute until softened.

  8. Remove the lid and reduce some of the liquid, lightly shaking the pan on medium heat.