This easy tempura dipping sauce recipe is made without Dashi and ready in about 5 minutes.
- ¼ cup of Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- ¼ cup Sweet Rice Wine
- Squeeze of Lemon Juice
- Pinch of Sugar
- ⅔ cup water
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Stirring frequently bring the mixture to a boil.
- Remove from stove and serve warm.
Soy Sauce - Low sodium is the way to go. Any good soy sauce will do.
Sweet Rice Cooking wine - Also known as Mirin this is a sweet rice wine used in Japanese cooking. You can find sweet rice wine in the supermarket, in the International section. Kikkoman is pretty easy to find and it's inexpensive.
A squeeze of Lemon Juice and a pinch of Sugar
Fun Food Fact: The Kikkoman iconic bottle was designed in 1961 by Kenji Ekuan
Homemade Tempura Sauce Recipe Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Stirring frequently bring the mixture to a boil. Remove from stove and serve warm. My small butter warmer from "Made in" is perfect for cooking up these small-batch sauces.
That's all there is to it!
How to Store Tempura sauce?
Store in a covered container in the fridge for 4-5 days. I have a ton of jelly jars with lids that I use to store sauces and dips.
How else to use tempura sauce?
This dipping sauce isn’t just for Tempura; here are a few ideas:
- Drizzle over pan-fried salmon
- Use as a glaze for roasted vegetables
- California Roll or Sushi if you like.
- Sprinkle over steamed rice and vegetables
Another tasty dipping sauce that tastes great with tempura is my homemade buttermilk dressing.
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