This is a yummy ‘Otsumami’, that is something you eat with alcoholic drinks. I reckon chilled beer would be great. I like to eat it with freshly cooked rice, too. If you chop up Walnuts finely, this can be a sauce for grilled Tofu, Chicken, etc. I sometimes add Chilli. How would you enjoy it?


2 to 4 Servings


2 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Miso *I used 1 tablespoon of each White Miso and Red Miso
1 tablespoons Mirin, Sake (Rice Wine) OR Water *Mirin adds extra sweetness
1 cupful Roasted (Toasted) Walnuts *about 110g
Toasted Sesame Seeds *optional
Chilli *optional

  1. Walnuts need to be lightly roasted OR toasted. Break them into smaller pieces OR finely chop up if you want to do so.
  2. Combine Sugar, Miso and Mirin (OR Sake, Water) in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat and bring to the boil, stirring constantly, and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add Roasted (Toasted) Walnuts and combine. You can mix some Toasted Sesame Seeds OR sprinkle some on top when you serve. *Note: Chilli can be added.