As konjac is called by “Devils tongue” in English and “Móyù” in Chinese, the name associated with Devil with the exception of Japan. Hence, it is scary and unfamiliar food.
However, it was introduced pasta-style konjac cuisine in 2015 World Exposition, Milan, Italy. Exposition visitor in the home of pasta had favorable comment about it.
This is because Italian suffering from obesity and wheat allergy was highly evaluated the property that is low calorie and gluten free.
On the other hand, konjac is transferred from China to Japan about 1500 years ago. Japanese have eaten it as traditional food over 1000 years.
“Washoku” that is Japanese traditional style food was inscribed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2013. Konjac is the essential food for Washoku.
Recently, konjac is highly evaluated as diet food. Moreover it is introduced various healthy dish using konjac.
Although konjac is very special food in the world, it has potential to be a great food for dietary habits of a country other than Japan.
The purpose of this page for English speaker is below: First, to deepen the understanding about konjac. Second, to provide information about it to enjoy Washoku and to eat as healthy food.