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Nagaimo appetizer with Motoko s spicy wasabi soy sauce

Nagaimo appetizer with Motoko's spicy wasabi soy sauce

This nagaimo appetizer with Motoko's spicy wasabi soy sauce is made of small bite-size pieces of the Japanese mountain potato (yam) and topped with parsley.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese, Low fat, Vegan
Keyword nagaimo appetizer, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 68kcal



  • Start rinsing, peeling the nagaimo and rinsing it again. 
    How to peel nagaimo potato
  • Cut the nagaimo in bite size pieces, first into slices then further cutting them into halves or quarter slices. Be cautious as the yam can be slippery once peeled.
    Slimy and sliced nagaimo yam from Japan
  • Make the spicy wasabi sauce., also chopping the red onion and parsley finely.
    Preparing the nagaimo spicy appetizer recipe
  • Place the nagaimo in a small salad bowl, add the sauce, then parsley and onion on top. 
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg