Egg Miso Sauce (Tama Miso)


This sweet and silky miso sauce is thickened and enriched with an egg yolk for an even more velvety texture.


  • 1 cup shiro (white) miso
  • 1 tbsp. sake
  • 1 tbsp. mirin
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp. rice vinegar


Step 1

Fill a 2-quart saucepan with water to a depth of 1"; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, whisk together miso, sake, mirin, sugar, and egg yolk. Place bowl over saucepan; cook, whisking, until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.

Step 3

Remove bowl from heat and whisk in rice vinegar and 3 tbsp. water. (If a thinner sauce is desired, add a little more water.) Chill.

Step 4

Toss spinach, seaweed, tuna, or daikon with enough sauce to coat.

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