Nikujaga literally means meat and potatoes, and is the 'go to' dish in Japan on a cold winter's night. Even though it's a stew, the flavours remain light and tasty so you won't have that heavy bloated feeling after your meal. It's sweeter than other stew recipes but this works very well for this dish. Ito Konnyaku noodles are made from yam and have almost zero calories. You can find them in your local Asian grocery. They are usually quite long so consider cutting them into more manageable lengths.