Konnyaku Dengaku (Japanese Miso Glazed Recipe)

Konnyaku Dengaku is a traditional Japanese dish featuring nutritious konnyaku and a savory-sweet miso glaze. Easy to make and delicious for everyone to enjoy!

Looking for more konnyaku recipes? Try my Konnyaku Steak or Fried Konnyaku!

Konnyaku dengaku served on a plate.

I’ll walk you through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. I hope you enjoy it!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • Konnyaku dengaku is a low-calorie dish and a great option for those watching their calorie intake.
  • The miso glaze adds a rich, savory-sweet flavor that perfectly complements the jelly-like texture of the konnyaku.
  • Perfect for vegans and vegetarians, providing a delicious plant-based option.

Konnyaku

Konnyaku, also known as konjac, is a traditional Japanese ingredient made from konjac yam. It has a firm, gelatinous texture and is nearly tasteless, making it easy to absorb the flavors of a variety of dishes. Additionally, it is popular as a dietary food due to its low-calorie and high-fiber content.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Konnyaku Dengaku:

Konnyaku dengaku ingredients.
  • Konnyaku: Look for a block of konnyaku at Japanese or Asian grocery stores. It typically comes packaged in water and has a grayish color.
  • Miso paste, Sugar, Mirin, and Sake: These ingredients combine to create a balanced miso glaze with savory and sweet notes. Sake adds depth to the glaze, but you can omit it if unavailable.

How To Make Konnyaku Dengaku: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! The video and detailed ingredients and instructions are on the printable recipe card below.

How to make konnyaku dengaku.

Step 1

Cut konnyaku and thread them on skewers.

How to make konnyaku dengaku.

Step 2

Boil them in a pot.

How to make konnyaku dengaku.

Step 3

Add miso glaze ingredients in a saucepan and combine well.

How to make konnyaku dengaku.

Step 4

Heat the miso glaze until it thickens.

Konnyaku dengaku served on a plate.

Transfer the boiled konnyaku to a serving plate and generously pour the miso glaze over it. Enjoy this flavorful and tasty konnyaku dengaku as a side dish or a healthy snack!

Recipe Tips

  • Boiling konnyaku helps to remove any residual odor, firm up the texture, and allow the flavor to be easily absorbed.
  • If you have leftover miso glaze, it makes a delicious topping for steamed vegetables, grilled eggplant, or drizzled over shiratama dango (sweet rice dumplings)!

Storage and Reheating

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to eat, reheat in the microwave until warm.

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Konnyaku dengaku served on a plate.

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Konnyaku Dengaku (Japanese Miso Glazed Recipe)

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 pieces
Author: Juri Austin
Konnyaku Dengaku is a traditional Japanese dish featuring nutritious konnyaku and a savory-sweet miso glaze. Easy to make and delicious for everyone to enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 block Konnyaku, about 250g

For the Miso Glaze

  • 2 Tbsp Miso Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Sake
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin

Instructions

  • Prepare the Konnyaku: Make lattice-like cuts on the surface of the konnyaku block, then cut it into six pieces. Thread them onto skewers.
  • Boil the Konnyaku: Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the konnyaku, and boil for 2 minutes. Drain the konnyaku and pat it dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • Make the Miso Glaze: Combine the miso paste, sugar, mirin, and sake in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve: Transfer the konnyaku to a serving plate and pour the miso glaze over them.

Video

Notes

  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to eat, reheat in the microwave until warm.
  • Boiling konnyaku helps to remove any residual odor, firm up the texture, and allow the flavor to be easily absorbed.
  • If you have leftover miso glaze, it makes a delicious topping for steamed vegetables, grilled eggplant, or drizzled over shiratama dango (sweet rice dumplings)!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g
Course: Side
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: konnyaku dengaku
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