Tempura is often served with ‘Tentsuyu’ Dipping Sauce and grated Daikon Radish and grated Ginger that add extra flavours to the sauce. Sometimes Tempura is served with just salt and spices. My grandfather used to love Sweet Potato Tempura, but he always ate them with BBQ sauce! Enjoy your Tempura with whatever sauce you like.


2 cups Dashi Stock *OR 2 cups Water & 1 teaspoon Dashi Powder
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 to 3 tablespoons Mirin

  1. Place Dashi Stock (OR Water & Dashi Powder) into a saucepan, add Mirin and Soy Sauce, and bring it to the boil. Keep boiling for a few minutes.
  2. Then remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. *Note: ’Mentsuyu’ (Noodle Dipping Sauce) is almost identical to this sauce. See my ‘Mentsuyu’ recipe for a better method.