|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 to 4 Servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Tempura is a Japanese dish where seafood and vegetables are coated in a cold batter and then deep fried. It is most often served with a tentsuyu dipping sauce—this is made from dashi soup, mirin, and soy sauce. These ingredients are also used in the simmering sauce for donburi, as well as soba (buckwheat noodles) and agedashi tofu (deep-fried tofu in broth). When served with tempura, grated daikon is often an accompaniment.
A simple recipe, tentsuyu can be put together in a matter of minutes if you have pre-made dashi soup stock on hand, which can be made ahead of time or purchased at Asian food markets.
- 1 cup dashi soup stock
- 1/4 cup mirin
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- Optional: grated daikon
Gather the ingredients.
Put dashi, mirin, soy sauce, and sugar in a saucepan and mix well.
Bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
Serve in individual small bowls. Add some grated daikon if you would like.
- Tentsuyu dipping sauce is made from three to four parts dashi soup stock, one part mirin, and one part soy sauce.
- Sugar may also be added to this sauce, and when it is, the sauce is called ten-don.