Sesame ‘Tonkatsu’ Sauce

‘Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlets)’ and ‘Chicken-katsu (Chicken Cutlets)’ are often served with ‘Tonkatsu’ sauce. This sauce is as yummy as the ‘Tonkastu’ sauce and you can make it using commonly available ingredients.
Ingredients
Tomato Ketchup 2 tablespoons
Worcestershire (Lea & Perrins) 1 tablespoon
Soy Sauce 2 teaspoons
Sugar 1 teaspoon
Toasted Sesame Seeds 1 tablespoon *ground
Method
1. Ground Toasted Sesame Seeds until moist.
2. Combine all ingredients and mix well.


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Creamy Garlic Sesame Sauce

Ingredients
Roasted Sesame Seeds 3 tablespoons *ground
Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons
Japanese Mayonnaise 3 tablespoons
Ginger 1 small piece * grated
Garlic 1 clove *grated
Optional Ingredients
Mirin 1 tablespoon *if you like slight sweetness
Rice Vinegar 1 tablespoon *for sourness
Method
Grind Sesame Seeds and grate Ginger and Garlic. Combine all ingredients and mix well.


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Garlic Soy Sauce

Ingredients
Soy Sauce 1 cup
Mirin 1 tablespoon
Garlic as many cloves as you like
Method
1. Boil Soy Sauce and Mirin in a sauce pan, then cool. Cook the Garlic cloves in a microwave oven for 20 seconds.
2. Put the Garlic cloves in the Soy Sauce mixture.
*You can store this sauce in a sterilised jar/bottle for a long time.


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Yakiniku Sauce (My Family’s Recipe)

>> What is Yakiniku?
This is my family’s recipe. My mother used to make a lot at a time and keep it in a large bottle, ready to use any time. This sauce can be used to marinate BBQ meat.
Ingredients
Roasted Sesame Seeds 3 tablespoons
Garlic 1 to 2 cloves *grated
Ginger 1 small piece *grated
Apple 1/2 *grated
Onion 1/4 * grated
Soy Sauce 1/2 cup
Doubanjiang (Chili Bean Paste) 1 to 2 teaspoons
Mirin 2 tablespoons
Method
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling, remove from the heat, then cool.


Sesame Miso Sauce

Ingredients
Toasted Sesame Seeds 2 tablespoons *ground
Garlic 1 clove *grated
Miso 2 tablespoons
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Soy Sauce 1 tablespoon
Chicken Stock 1/4 cup
Spring Onion 1 *finely chopped
Method
Mix all ingredients well. For stronger flavour, reduce the amount of chicken stock.


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Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

An Asian Takeaway Shop that I know sells rice paper rolls with a delicious dipping sauce. They don’t share the recipe with me. So I tried to recreate the dipping sauce. It took a long time form me to figure out the key ingredient is peanuts. I use crunchy peanut butter for this sauce.
Ingredients
Crunchy Peanut Butter 2 tablespoons
Water 2 tablespoons
Hoisin Sauce 1 tablespoon
Fish Sauce 1 teaspoon *can be replaced by Soy Sauce
Sweet Chilli Sauce 1 tablespoon
Lime OR Lemon Juice 1/2 to 1 tablespoon
Sugar 1 teaspoon
Garlic 1 clove *grated, optional
Method
Mix all ingredients well. Thickness can be adjusted by adding more water or liquid ingredients.


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Thai Dipping Sauce

This sauce is good for dressing Coleslaw or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls and rice paper rolls. It is not really authentic Thai sauce but it taste very Thai to me.
Ingredients
Garlic 1 clove *grated OR crushed and finely chopped
Chilli Flakes 1 to 2 teaspoons OR 1 Fresh Chilli *finely chopped
Fish Sauce 2 tablespoons
Lime OR Lemon Juice 2 tablespoons
Water 2 tablespoons
Sugar 2 teaspoons
Method
Mix all ingredients well.


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Creamy Sweet Chilli Sauce

Japanse mayonnaise is a handy ingredient to instantly add creaminess to sauces. Just combine same amount of Sweet Chilli Sauce and Japanese Mayonnaise creates a totally different dipping sauce which is perfect for rice paper rolls and seafood.
Ingredients
Sweet Chilli Sauce 2 tablespoons
Japanese QP Mayonnaise 2 tablespoons
Method
Combine same amount of Sweet Chilli Sauce and Japanese Mayonnaise and mix well.


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Walnut Miso Dip

This is a perfect dip for fresh vegetables. You may wish to add small amount of Sugar or Rice Vinegar to suit your taste. Sesame Oil can add extra flavour.
Ingredients
Miso 2 tablespoons *dark OR light coloured
Gochujang (Korean Spicy Miso) 1/2 to 1 tablespoon
Mirin 2 tablespoons
Garlic 1 clove *grated
Roasted Walnut 1/2 cup *coarsely crushed
Rice Vinegar 1 to 2 teaspoons *optional, for sourness
Method
1. Roast or lightly toast Walnuts and allow them cool. Using Suribachi or mortar & pestle, coarsely crush.
2. Add other ingredients and mix well.


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Ginger & Garlic Dipping Sauce

Ingredients
Soy Sauce 1 cup
Mirin 1/4 cup
Sake 2 tablespoons
Garlic 1 clove *chopped
Ginger 1 small piece *chopped
Spring Onion 1 to 2 *chopped
Chili oil or Sesame Oil 1 tablespoon
Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Powder) *optional
Method
Combine all ingredients and mix well.