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Taro and chicken mince

Taro and chicken mince
材料 For two people人份

Taro (satoimo in Japanese) 6
Chicken mince 100g
Ginger A thumb size (10g)
Water 200ml
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Soy sauce 4 teaspoons
Dried kelp 5x5cm

Cooking chicken mince with a soup can prevent the release of its flavor. The dish can be eaten right after cooking. However, leaving it for one hour or so will make it even more delicious as the taste soaks through. Re-heat it before serving.


  • Peel the skin off the taro. Cut in half - quarters if the size of taro is big. Peel the skin off the ginger before shredding it. Leave it in water for 5 minutes and then drain it. Wipe the surface of kelp with a wet paper towel to remove dust.

  • Cook kelp, water, sugar, and soy sauce together in a pot over a medium heat and bring it to the boil. Then add the taro and chicken mince and cover it with a small lid.

  • Cook approx. for 20 minutes or until the soup becomes less.

  • Serve it in a bowl with ginger.

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