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Seattle, WA.


Sushi Dipping Sauces

Ponzu Sauce


  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 cup dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tamari sauce
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/3-ounce dried bonito flakes
  • 2-inch square giant kelp (konbu)


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and let stand 24 hours. Strain through a cheesecloth and store up to 3 months in a cool, dark place, or in the refrigerator.

Spicy Sushi Sauce

  • 1/4 c Soy or Tamari sauce
  • 1 tsp Hot Chili with Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp corn syrup (or brown sugar)

Stir everything together in serving bowl.

Ginger Sauce

  • 1 Onion; small; sliced
  • 1/2 c Soy sauce
  • 1/4 c Rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1-inch piece gingerroot

Place all ingredients in blender and mix at high speed until gingerroot and onion are finely chopped, about 2 minutes.

Vietnamese Ginger Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon peeled and minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup neutral oil, such as canola or grapeseed
  • 1/4 cup trimmed scallions, white and green parts combined, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons good soy sauce

Stir together the ginger, oil, scallions, and salt in a bowl. The mixture should be quite strong; you can add more ginger, scallions, or salt if you like.

Carrot Sauce

  • 1 cup grated raw carrot (1 medium-large carrot)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup water
  • 2 ounces soft tofu
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried ground ginger

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Can also be served over rice and stir-fried bok choy or thinly shredded cabbage.

Vietnamese Ginger Sauce II

  • 4 teaspoons minced gingerroot
  • 3 large red chilies, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water

Vietnamese Wrap Sauce

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/3 c water

In small saucepan, mix hoisin sauce, oil and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in
peanuts. Pour into small serving bowl and allow to cool.

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