Wafu dressing

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Wafu dressing
Wafu steak
TypeSalad dressing
Place of originJapan
Main ingredientsJapanese soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, vegetable oil
VariationsChūka-fū dressing

Wafu dressing (和風ドレッシング, wafū doresshingu), literally “Japanese-style dressing”, is a vinaigrette-type salad dressing based on tosazu (a kind of Japanese vinegar), popular in Japan.[1]

The standard wafu dressing consists of a mixture of Japanese soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin, and vegetable oil. There are many variations flavoured with additional ingredients, such as aonori, shiso, grated ginger, katsuobushi, umeboshi puree, wasabi, or citrus fruits, such as lemon or yuzu.[2] A variation incorporating sesame oil is called chūka dressing (中華ドレッシング), meaning “Chinese dressing”, and a salad dressed with chūka dressing is called chūka-fū salad (中華風サラダ), meaning "Chinese-style salad".[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Takayuki Kosaki & Walter Wagner (2013). Authentic Recipes from Japan. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 9781462905720. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  2. ^ Tadashi Ono & Harris Salat (2011). The Japanese Grill: From Classic Yakitori to Steak, Seafood, and Vegetables. Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony. p. 163. ISBN 9781607740667. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  3. ^ Chen, Namiko. "Wafu Dressing (Japanese Salad Dressing) 和風ドレッシング". Just One Cookbook. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Chinese-style salad recipe". Kurashiru. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Kewpie Chinese Dressing 14 Recipes". Kewpie. Retrieved 18 August 2021.