Sushi is usually enjoyed with simple soy sauce and as much wasabi as you want. In Japan, wasabi is smeared onto the sushi then dipped into the soy sauce. In other countries, wasabi paste is diluted into the soy sauce and the sushi is dipped into the soy dish.
As fusion restaurants rise, so do variations of sushi and sushi sauces. Honey wasabi sauce is a trendy kind of sushi sauce now because of the presence of honey in the typical wasabi and soy engagement.
You might be a little apprehensive about this one but we promise you, it’s pretty delicious!
Honey Wasabi Sauce for Sushi vs Regular Wasabi
Regular wasabi for sushi is the standard and we love this standard. It’s pretty great. We can’t imagine eating sushi without the thrill and flavor of wasabi.
Honey Wasabi sauce is a sauce that isn’t really Japanese in origin. Fusion restaurants have been creating different delicious sauces to go with new kinds of sushi. Although not traditional, these kinds of sushi really hit the trendy spot. Honey wasabi is a delicious sauce that is sweetened and seasoned with the unique flavor of honey that cuts through the classic soy-wasabi partners.
What Sushi goes well with Honey Wasabi Sauce?
Any sushi would go well with honey wasabi sauce. It’s such a delicious sauce that goes great with anything. If we were to be super specific though, honey wasabi sauce would taste best with fatty seafood sushi. Dip your salmon sushi, salmon sashimi or salmon nigiri into that soy dish of honey wasabi and it’ll hit the spot of TASTY. Try having your uni sushi with honey wasabi sauce as well. The creaminess of the uni will complement the honey wasabi sauce.
- Honey. It’s always delicious to use fresh natural honey. Make sure that your honey is fresh because it’s the freshness that cuts through the soy sauce and makes it stand out even with the presence of wasabi.
- Wasabi Paste or Powder. We would prefer that you use wasabi powder but it’ll depend on what you have at home. This isn’t something you need to bend over backward for. The stronger the wasabi, the better!
- Soy Sauce. Use a nice light soy sauce for this. Dark soy sauce will be too strong for the sushi and might overpower everything else.
- Lime Juice. The lime juice acts as the neutralizer in this recipe. Use freshly squeezed lime juice for this.
How to make Honey Wasabi Sauce
In a small saucepan, put all of the ingredients in and put over medium heat. Bring the ingredients to a boil and then right before it starts boiling vigorously, turn the heat to low. Stir the sauce gently until the sauce thickens. This will take 4-5 minutes to thicken. Let the honey do its work. When it reaches the consistency you like, remove from heat and let cool.
Serve the sauce slightly cooled.
Sweet and Spicy Honey Wasabi Sauce Recipe
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- ¼ cup Honey
- 1 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 tbsp Wasabi paste or powder
Whisk all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer lightly. Stir the sauce until the texture thickens for around 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool.
Serve with your favorite fatty fish sushi.