Tempeh with Jinenjo


  • Tempeh with jinenjo1 lb. of tempeh, cut in 1″ pieces
  • 1 package of baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup of jinenjo, diced large chunks
  • Small onion, diced
  • Tamari soy sauce
  • Coconut oil, for frying
  • 1 Tbsp kudzu


In a skillet, put 3 Tbsps coconut oil, when it is very hot, fry the tempeh. Continuously turn the tempeh until slightly golden.

In a separate skillet sautè the onions, then add the mushrooms and golden tempeh. Add some water. Cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes. Keep an eye on it and stir periodically. Then add the jinenjo chunks, mix them in. Add a little more water if it’s too dry. Add a Tbsp of the Tamari soy sauce. Cook another 5 minutes.

Melt the kudzu in 2 Tbsps of water, and pour it into the tempeh, stirring constantly until creamy.