Tempura Dipping Sauce


The traditional Japanese tempura sauce for dipping shrimp or vegetable tempura. This is a full-flavored version — unlike the thinner, watery, less robust sauce being served in some restaurants. Serve in small bowls at each setting. As an added option, provide grated fresh ginger and grated daikon to mix into the sauce.

Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon dashi granules

  • ¼ cup mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in dashi, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in mirin and soy sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

38 Calories
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 38
% Daily Value *
Sodium 453mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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