How to Make Japanese Mom’s Dish “Nikujaga”

Nikujaga is a Japanese classic home dish of meat and potato stewed in sweetened soy sauce. “Nikujaga” literally means “meat and potato.”
Often served with onion, carrots and snap peas, the dish is very nutritious.



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The ingredients of nikujaga can be easily found in many countries. So why don’t you try it?

Here is the recipe!


“How to Cook Nikujaga”


-Ingredients for Nikujaga (serves 2 people)
Slice Beef
2 Potatoes
1/2 Carrot
1 Onion
Snap Peas

– Soup Stock –
240ml Water (1 u.s. cup)
1/2 tsp Granulated Dashi (made from seaweed)
1 1/2 tbsp Sake
1 1/2 tbsp Sugar
1 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce


Nikujaga was invented by chefs of Japanese Navy in the late 19th century. They came up the recipe when they were trying to make beef stew. That is why the ingredients (besides the seasoning) are similar.

In Japan, it has been loved as mom’s homemade dish, and many men name nikujaga as the dish they want their girlfriends or wives to cook.


This is JAPAN Style!