Traditional Tempura Dipping Sauce Recipe


Basic Tempura Dipping Sauce Recipe

Also called tentsuyu in Japan, this traditional tempura dipping sauce is really the perfect complement to a good, savory tempura. The lightness is a great balance to the crispness of a the tempura -- while not hiding the flavor of whatever is inside the crisp tempura coating.

1 cup dashi soup stock (see link to recipes to the right)
1/4 cup mirin
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tbsp sugar

How to Make Tempura Sauce:
Place mirin in a medium sized pot and heat over medium heat. Add soy sauce and dashi soup stock and bring the sauce to a boil. Stir in sugar until desolved, and serve immediately with tempura.