Japanese-Style Potato Salad



Preparation info

  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr

Appears in

Japanese Food Made Easy

Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

  • About

You might find it odd to have a potato salad recipe in a Japanese cookbook, but this is a popular dish, and if you go to Japan, you will encounter potato salad as a side dish on many occasions.



  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) fluffy potatoes (non-waxy potato, such as


Place the whole potatoes in a steamer basket set over a saucepan of boiling water. Steam for 20–30 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. Check the water from time to time to make sure it doesn’t dry out during cooking. Set the potatoes aside to cool a little, then peel them when they are cool enough to handle.

Coarsely mash the potatoes while they are still warm. Pour in the r