Cooking Together: Nicole’s Japanese Sukiyaki

There’s nothing like spending quality time cooking with mom. To celebrate Mother’s Day and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re learning how to make sukiyaki – a Japanese dish of fatty beef, vegetables, tofu, and noodles simmered in a sweet sauce. Shipt Director of Social Media Response Nicole A. and her mom, Amy, are the perfect pair to show us the ropes!

Amy learned how to make this sweet and savory Japanese dish from her mom, aka Gram, who loved making it on holidays. Now it’s Nicole’s turn to give this family recipe a try. From eyeballing measurements to adding extra ingredients, you can customize this dish to give it your own special twist. Nicole’s pro tip is the more sugar, the better!

Bring out the big skillet and get ready for a fun cooking experience with your mom, too!

Nicole’s Japanese Sukiyaki


3 pounds of sliced beef tenderloin 

1 block of soft tofu

1 bunch of green onions

2 white onions

1 pack of ramen noodles

1 pack of sliced mushrooms

1 tablespoons of chicken broth (or water)

2 stalks of celery

1 small (5 ounce) can of sliced bamboo shoots

2 green peppers

4 ounces of soy sauce

1 bottle of sake 

½ cup of sugar


 1. Chop vegetables and tofu into bite-size pieces.

 2. Prepare the skillet to 350 degrees.

 3. When the skillet is hot, add all the ingredients. Place them in individual piles to cook.

 4. Season the meal with soy sauce, sake, and sugar to taste.

 5. Cover the skillet and let cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

 6. Once done, remove the lid and serve in bowls with rice!

Watch Nicole A. and her mom cook up this dish together, then get these ingredients and more at

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