Hello! My name is Izumi Shoji.I am a vegetarian living in Tokyo.
My first English book will be out soon,so I started this blog in English.
Though I'm not good at English,I will update this blog once aweek.Please come and enjoy!
Click here to read my Japanese blog which everyday I update showing recipes of my original cuisines of vegetables.)

Aug 5, 2011

Vegan Chicken teriyaki steak

Hello! I am happy to see you again. I will update this blog once a week.

In Japan Teriyaki Sauce is very popular.Everyone like fish teriyaki steak and Teriyaki burger.The chicken teriyaki steak is also popular dish.
Today, I will introduce how to make their teriyaki chicken.But I do not use chicken.This is a vegan vegetarian dish with soy instead of chicken.

ingredients for 1 person

3oz boiled soybeans(canned food/You can also use chickpeas instead of soybeans.)
2tbsp potato starch
2 tsp soy sause
2 tsp mirin(or maple syrup)
sesami oil

Crush soybeans with a fork or potato masher.

Mix the mashed soybeans and potato starch,and formed into the oval-type.

Heat sesami oil in a pan,then put soy chicken on each side until golden brown.

Cook covered for 3-4 minutes.

Add the soy sauce and mirin.

This dish is now ready.This dish is really just like chicken.Please try.I think you are really surprise!

This dish is complete.This is a very simple dish.Zucchini is very soft as melting.Please try!

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  1. Hi Ms. Izumi Shoji,
    For the longest time now, I have been searching for some authentic Japanese vegetarian recipes and I am grateful to have come across your blog. The food you present are so simple and yet delicious and nutritious. It is so wonderful that you have started blogging in English so that your wonderful recipes can be shared with the rest of the world. I also enjoy how the food portions you are just about enough for one person. The reason is that I am the only vegetarian in my family. So everything I make is practically enough for one person.
    Also, right before I found your blog, I had myself some store-bought tofu meat. Although it was quite pleasant, I don't believe that store-bought food is better than the ones you make at home. I can not wait to try this out!

  2. I am a vegetarian in America, but I really like Japanese food. And I love this recipe! So delicious!


  3. This is AMAZING!! Thank you so much for your blog! I made this for dinner tonight along with your maze-sushi (LOVE the idea of deconstructed sushi) and spinach with sesame dressing! Your recipes are GREAT!!!

  4. I had tasted sweet potato teriyaki and this seems like another nice variation :-)

  5. Anyone who's reading this comment right now and consider making this chickenless teriyaki recipe. PLEASE DO, i beg you!! you'll be surprised on how tasty and yummy and incredibly simple this recipe is (my husband and 5 year old son are hooked as well). I paired it with some leftover rice transformed into grilled onigiri with some kale and spinach sauteed in garlic on the side.This recipe has definitely made it as a permanent resident in our kitchen.

    Izumi, you are my new kitchen goddess....thank you so much for sharing your tasty, creative and simple recipes...I've tried a couple of your recipes, not a single one fail to put a big smile on my face, my belly, and my're absolutely wonderful. Can't wait to try more of your recipes. Please keep them coming.

  6. Yummy. I tried this without potato starch the first time (did not have any) but then today had it with and what a difference. So delish. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I was thinking of replacing the starch with flour. Is that what you did?

  7. it looks yummy
    im vegan and wife to be
    please post more vegetarian recipes! :)

  8. Dear god, finally i found a cooking site with japanese vegetarian cuisine. :)
    Thank you for your aharing. They all look so delicious and completely helpful. :)

  9. I have made this dish many times. It is a family favorite! We follow a vegan diet for about 1 yr now and I'm always looking for new recipes. One question- mine come out green because of the soybeans (I use frozen) why are yours different?

  10. This blog is looking repository of food and found here every kind of food. it looks beautiful and superb in taste.share more recipe with better information resturent menu order

  11. Hello! I am wondering if instant mashed potato flakes could be used instead of the starch. I do not have any, and doubt if I can find it around here! thanks

  12. Thank you so much I'm an American and I'm transitioning to being a Vegan.and I had wanted to find a good vegan terriaki chicken steak I found you when i searched for it and I'm so glad I did I'm excited to make this.