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Grated nagaimo (Chinese yam) is very slimy and is called tororo. It's often served on noodle dishes, steamed rice, and so on. This seasoned tororo can be eaten like soup or can be served over hot steamed rice.


  • 1 lb nagaimo (Chinese yam)
  • 1/3 cup dashi
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mirin


Heat dashi, soy sauce, and mirin in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Stop the heat and let it cool. Peel nagaimo and grate it into a mortar. Grind grated yamaimo with a wooden pestle well. Add seasoned dashi soup little by little, grinding further. Adjust the amount of soup to add, depending on the thickness of grated nagaimo. Serve into individual soup cups or serve over a bowl of steamed rice.
*makes 4 servings

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