Wasabi-Ae (Broccoli With Wasabi Sauce )

Recipe by momaphet
READY IN: 18mins


  • 4 -5
    cups broccoli, cut up (the flower part broken into small pieces, the stem part peeled and sliced thin)
  • salt and water (for cooking)
  • 2 12
    teaspoons wasabi powder, reconstituted to a paste with a few drops of water
  • 4
    tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2
    tablespoons sake
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar or 1 tablespoon artificial sweetener, of your choice


  • Bring the water and salt to a boil. Cook the broccoli until it's crisp-tender and still a bright green in color. Drain, and refresh very briefly with cold running water. (Note: you can skip this step if you're not in a hurry and have time to cool the broccoli.).
  • In the meantime, mix together all the remaining ingredients except the wasabi in a small pan, and stir over a low heat until the sugar is melted. Let cool, and add the wasabi, reserving 1/2 tsp or so. Mix well until the wasabi is dissolved.
  • Pour the sauce over the broccoli and mix well. Serve at room temperature or chilled, optionally with a little additional wasabi on the side for people to mix into the broccoli as they eat it (if they really like wasabi).