Oct 26, 2010

The best yakiniku miso dip recipe (tare - タレ)

Let's face it - you can buy all kinds of yakiniku (Japanese grilled beef) marinades from Korean and Japanese grocery stores - some sweet, some spicy, but mostly all soy-based. However, no yakiniku dinner is complete without a proper yakiniku dip. Some yakiniku restaurants offer their own homemade miso dip for the meat, which is absolutely delicious.

Here's my own miso-dare recipe which you can use to dip your grilled wagyu steak into:
  • 2 tbsp red miso (the gritty kind, not the smooth kind)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp mirin
  • 1/2 tbsp cooking sake
  • 1 tbsp toasted thinly sliced garlic chips, crushed
  • 1 tbsp diced scallions / spring onions
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
The easiest thing to do is mix the sesame oil, sugar, mirin and sake together, then introduce the red miso, followed by the spring onions and sesame seeds. Do not over mix the dip - it is meant to be slightly gritty. I like to wrap the yakiniku beef in lettuce with a small dollop of miso-dare and a slice of green chilli pepper.

Tell me how you like my recipe!


  1. This should be a nice change in pace from taco bell

  2. I'll have to try this sometime. My meal plan account is running low.