Tempura Sauce たれ

Tempura and sauce

When you make Tempura, make the sauce too!

I know It’s yummy, even without the sauce. But when you make Tempura…you should make a sauce to go with it!


Only three ingredients + water

Only three ingredients Soy sauce, Maple syrup (any sweetener works), Kuzu (kudzu) and water for making Tempura sauce. You can prepare this in 5 minutes!


What is Kuzu (kudzu)?

Kuzu (kudzu) is a traditional starch that is extracted from the roots of the Kuzu (kudzu) plant. The Kuzu (kudzu) plant (Pueraia lovata) belongs to the pea family.


Did you know Kuzu (kudzu) is a Japanese superfood?

In Traditional Chinese medicine kuzu (kudzu) root is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental medicinal herbs and has been praised for its medicinal properties in China and Japan for thousands of years.

Kuzu (kudzu) helps to…

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Detox all kinds of poison
  • Alleviate cold and fever symptoms
  • contribute to the prevention of cancer
  • lower blood pressure
  • Relieve allergically
  • Alleviate stiff muscles
  • Hangover

You can also make tea out of Kuzu and it is great for colds.

The kuzu (kudzu) is widely used in Japan and regarded as the healthiest cooking starch in the world as well as the medicinal of the world.

Tempura sauce Recipe


Tempura Sauce

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4


  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Kudzu Any starch works


  • sauce
  • All ingredients into the pan.
  • Midiam heat, stir untile it thickens.
  • Turn off heat and cool it down.
Keyword sauce, Tempura

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