Washoku-Style Stuffed Piman

This recipe gives stuffed mini peppers a washoku twist.

Piman comes from the French word piment, meaning pepper. Japanese piman taste like green bell peppers, but are about a third of the size. This makes them a perfect fit in a bento!

What’s more, stuffing these cute little peppers is a fun way to get someone to eat their veggies. So if you’re cooking for picky eaters, you should definitely give this recipe a try!

5 from 2 votes

Washoku-Style Stuffed Piman

Servings 2 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 200 g minced chicken meat
  • 50 g onion
  • 1 egg
  • 3 piman
  • 1 tsp potato starch (katakuriko)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup dashi (A)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (A)
  • 1 tbsp mirin (A)
  • 1 tbsp sugar (A)
  • 1 tbsp potato starch (katakuriko) (B)
  • 1 tbsp water (B)


  • 「PREP」Cut the pimans in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Finely chop the onion. Crack open the egg and beat in a small bowl.
    Washoku-Style Stuffed Piman - Preparation
  • In a medium bowl, mix the minced chicken, onion and egg, and knead well. Sprinkle a bit of katakuriko on the inside of the pimans – this helps prevent the meat from sticking. Tightly pack some of the meat mixture into each piman, and sprinkle with katakuriko to cover the surface.
    Washoku-Style Stuffed Piman - Step1
  • Heat up a skillet, add the vegetable oil and cook the stuffed piman face down. Reduce the heat and cover with a lid, til the meat is almost cooked through. When the meat is browned, flip the piman over.
    Washoku-Style Stuffed Piman - Step2
  • Add A to the pan and cook together for a couple of minutes. When everything is cooked through, add B to thicken the sauce, then serve and enjoy!
    Washoku-Style Stuffed Piman - Step3
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Meat, Vegetable

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