At summer festivals in Japan, there must be many food stalls and some of them are certainly selling char-grilled corn. Butter & soy sauce flavoured grilled cobs corn are very popular. I often make them for dinner using a frying pan. Corn need to be pre-cooked but it can be done quickly and easily by the microwave.


2 to 4 Servings


Cobs Corn 2
Butter 20g
Mirin 1 tablespoon
Soy Sauce 1 tablespoon

  1. Remove silks and husks from the corn. Cook in the microwave in medium power about 500W for 3 minutes, turn them over and cook for 3 more minutes. You might need to cook a few more minutes if the cobs are large.
  2. Melt Butter in a frying pan over a medium high heat, cook the corn, turning, until lightly browned.
  3. Add Mirin and Soy Sauce, cook, turning, until the sauce is gone and slightly charred.
  4. Serve with extra Butter and Soy Sauce if you like.
  5. Young Corn can be cooked in the same way, but they don’t need to be pre-cooked.