Chicken Ball and sweet sake sauce

The light and simple taste of chicken goes great with this delicious sweet sake sauce.


  • 300g chicken mince
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 600ml dashi
  • 100g asparagus, boiled and cut into bite size pieces


  • 1/2 egg
  • 2 tsp sake
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp miso (any type)


  • 3 tbsp sake
  • 3 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Mix the mince, [A], and the cornflour in a bowl.
  2. Heat dashi in a pan till it starts boiling then scoop up a tablespoonful of the mince mixture and slide it off into the pan with another spoon.
  3. Repeat the process until the mince is all used then simmer till the surface of the mince balls become hard.
  4. Add [B] and continue simmering for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the soy sauce and keep cooking for a further 5 minutes then add the asparagus just before removing from the heat.