Gomoku Mame
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5 from 2 votes

Gomoku mame

Healthy Japanese side dish that Japanese people keep in their fridge always; Gomoku (five ingredients) mame(beans)  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetiser, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: #gomoku mame
Servings: 6
Calories: 64
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 300 g Soaked and cooked Soy beans
  • 1 strip Konbu(kelp) soaked in water
  • 50 g carrot
  • 150 g konjac
  • 50 g renkon I used frozen renkon defrosted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp konbu dashi powder stock
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs Mirin
  • 1 tbs Sugar


  • Soak the Konbu in a bowl of water for 30minutes and cut into small size squares.
  • Dice the carrot and Konjac small.
  • Cut the renkon to small sizes.
  • Boil water in a pot and add dashi powder.
  • Add soy sauce, mirin, and sugar in the pot.
  • Add all the other ingredients in the pot and simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Cool it down and refrigerate to allow the flavour to be absorbed.
  • Serve as a side dish in a small bowl.


If you can not get a ready to use soy beans, you can soak 1 cup (about 200g) of dry soybean with 3 cups of water over night. When the soybean absorbed water and twice in size, place the soy bean with soaking water in a pot and bring it boil. Once it boiled, turn the heat down and simmer for 1 to 1.5 hours( you may need to add some water). Skim the foam from the top of the soup as necessary.


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 702mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1390IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg