‘Nuta’ is a type of Japanese vinegared dish that is dressed with sweet miso sauce. Most commonly Japanese Green Onions are used, but I have no option here in Melbourne but to use Spring Onions. Seafood such as Octopus, Squid and Clams are popular addition to ‘Nuta’. Today I used Squid Tentacles, but my favourite is Octopus Tentacles, that is too hard to find where I live.


2 Servings


6 Spring Onions *100 to 150g
100g Squid OR Octopus Tentacles
*Note: Squid Tube is also great!
2 tablespoons White Miso
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Mustard *Japanese Mustard if possible

  1. Squid (OR Octopus) Tentacles need to be cooked in salted water, then cooled. Cut into the size that is easy to eat.
  2. Cut Spring Onions into 5cm in length and cook in the boiling salted water. White and lighter colour parts need to be cooked longer, so please cook them accordingly. Cool in the cold water, then drain.
  3. In a bowl, combine White Miso, Sugar, Rice Vinegar and Mustard until smooth. Gently squeeze the cooked Spring Onions to remove excess water and add to the sauce. Add Squid to the sauce and mix to combine.