RECIPE: Fried Squash with Shio Koji Cream Cheese Sauce

Fried Squash with Shiokoji Cream Cheese Sauce using YAMATO Shoyu Miso's Shiokoji (Dec 2018 Nourishing Essentials and Winter 2018 Seasonal Delights Care Packages)

I made this dish as an appetizer when my friend came to visit. We just couldn’t stop enjoying the layers of flavor; sweetness from squash, saltiness from shiokoji, sourness from lemon juice and creamy flavor from cream cheese. You may also use sweet potato if you like.

Serves 2 



  1. Cut parsley into small pieces. Cut squash into bite size slices.
  2. Mix cream cheese, shiokoji and parsley well in a bowl.
  3. Heat oil to deep-fry in a pot. Deep-fry squash.
  4. Serve with sauce to dip or drizzle sauce on top. Serve with lemon.

Recipe courtesy of Mayuko Okada of Mayuko's Little Kitchen

Mayuko's class is well suited for people who would like to enjoy local Japanese culture and a homestyle Japanese meal cooked in an actual Japanese home. It's an entirely different experience from a "studio-type" cooking class, and we are sure you will enjoy the personal attention.

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