Nikujaga means meat (niku) and potatoes (jagaimo). Beef (or pork), potatoes, onions and carrots are simmered in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar and mirin to create the ultimate Japanese comfort food.
Heat a pan over high and add vegetable oil. Then add potatoes, onion, carrot and shirataki and stir-fry until the surface of the potatoes begins to appear translucent. Add the sake and dashi broth (or water) and bring to a boil.
Carefully remove any scum, add the beef and reduce to medium heat. When the potatoes are nearly cooked, add the sugar and simmer for another 5 minutes, then add the soy sauce and cover with a drop lid.
Cook until the liquid has reduced to about a third of its original amount. Turn off the heat, ladle into bowls and top with snow peas.