Japanese Tempura Sauce

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This recipe was given to me in Japan by Okumurasan. I don't know where to find sake or mirin here (maybe an asian market?) Okumurasan told me to just use 4 tsp sugar instead, however it won't taste quite the same. Sake and Mirin are both Japanese wines, and they add a distinct, sweet taste to the sauce.

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  • add   1 fish bouillon cube
  • add   2 teaspoons mirin
  • add   2 teaspoons sake
  • add   3 1/2 cups water
  • add   1/4-1/2 cup soy sauce


  1. In a saucepan, mix all ingredients and bring to a rapid boil.
  2. Remove from heat and cool before serving in individual dishes alongside a platter of tempura.