You can make this cold pork shabu-shabu sauce in no time flat anytime you need it. It's sweet so that kids will like it, too, but it's still pretty healthy since it's oil-free. This recipe yields enough for 1 serving. You can just multiply the amounts for more servings.
Peel the daikon radish, and grate. Transfer to a sieve and drain the excess water out by pushing it with the back of a spoon.
Put the sugar, honey, dashi stock granules, and water into a heatproof container, and microwave for about 20 seconds at 600 W, and mix.
Add the soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, lemon juice, and daikon radish from Step 1 into Step 2, and mix well.
Here's a great summer dish that uses this sauce. It's a chilled chicken dish, cooked "shabu shabu" style. (Recipe ID: 2307993)
You can prepare shabu shabu with shio-koji and top it with grated daikon radish and soy sauce as well (Recipe ID: 1822442).
Here is the recipe for tender chilled shabu shabu with inexpensive pork (Recipe ID: 1509681).
Story Behind this Recipe
Even if I buy a bottle of store-bought chilled pork shabu-shabu sauce, I can never finish it all. It always ends up expiring before I can use it up. That's why I made this recipe! You can prepare any amount you'd like at home.
The sharp taste of daikon radish differs depending on the season, so please adjust the amount of the seasonings to your liking.