Shabu-shabu Salad with White Miso Dressing Recipe by Chef Nobu

White Miso Dressing can be used on many salads but Chef Nobu's twist on this Japanese classic Shabu Shabu Salad is worth trying, again and again.  
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Servings 4


White Miso Dressing

  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 oz. 120g ORGANIC MISO WHITE
  • ¼ tsp garlic paste
  • ½ cup 120ml rice vinegar
  • Scant ½ cup 100ml grape seed oil
  • 10 oz. 300g wagyu beef, rib or loin, sliced paper-thin
  • Sake


  • Fresh crunchy vegetables such as red or yellow radish, celery, and scallions, thinly shredded


  • Mix hot water and sugar to make a light syrup
  • Combine with miso, garlic paste and rice vinegar
  • Mix in oil slowly to make an emulsified dressing
  • Bring water to a boil, add some sake, and swish beef slices back and boiling mixture, a few at a time, until they barely change color
  • Arrange blanched beef slices on a plate with the shredded vegetables heaped into mounds, and generously spoon dressing over top