Easy-to-Eat Japanese Pumpkin Sticks with Garlic Butter Soy Sauce

A side dish that anyone can enjoy. This dish consists of Japanese pumpkin cut into easy-to-eat sticks infused with butter, soy sauce, and garlic. By using Yamasa “Regular soy sauce,” the vivid colors of the pumpkin are brought out to create the ultimate seasonal dish.

Servings: 2

Preparation: 10min

Cooking: 10min


1/2 pound of Japanese pumpkin (or buttercup squash)
1/2 clove of Garlic
2 teaspoons of YAMASA regular soy sauce
2 teaspoons of Butter


  1. Remove fibrous strands and seeds from the Japanese pumpkin (or buttercup squash), and cut into 5-6cm wide sticks, with skin attached. Mince garlic.
  2. Put butter and garlic in a frying pan over medium heat. Once garlic becomes fragrant, lower heat, and add pumpkin.
  3. Cook pumpkin for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Pour YAMASA Regular Soy Sauce and mix.
  4. Serve and Enjoy.


We produce the very best soy sauce in our state-of-the-art plant, but brewing processes remain the same as in 1645.
YAMASA soy sauce has been preferred among the majority of high-end Japanese restaurants, sushi, and kabayaki-eel restaurants.