Learn how to make wafu sauces and dressings that transform regular items like steak into full Japanese style flavorful dishes that will have your friends and families jumping out of their dinner seats and giving you a standing ovation.

Looking for some new flavors for your steak? This simple recipe will turn your steak Japanese-style in no time. Just by adding ingredients like soy sauce and mirin, a type of rice wine that is a bit sweeter than sake, you give this steak a burst of rich umami flavor. This authentic Japanese food recipe also utilizes garlic and black pepper, things you probably already have in your home kitchen! Top it all off with some grated daikon radish and shiso leaves, and you have a dish that looks like it came right out of a Japanese restaurant.

Wafu Dressing for Everyday Dishes

There are many ways to add a Japanese twist to your favorite everyday dishes. Wafu literally means “Japanese-style,” so there are as many different wafu possibilities as there are dishes to play with. Our Wafu Japanese steak is just one way to do it. There are even some creative fusion recipes, including delicious wafu pastas, that are evolving every day. But making basic Japanese sauces and flavors remains the heart of really mastering Japanese cooking. Because of this, we have several wafu dressing recipes on our site for you to explore.

This basic wafu dressing is similar to the one in this recipe but it also uses dashi powder, which is made from the bonito fish. This gives the sauce even more flavor punch! Here is a creamy wafu dressing that is based on mayonnaise and makes an excellent dipping sauce too. By adding ground sesame seeds and sesame paste, like in this recipe, the wafu dressing gets even thicker and heartier and makes a great salad dressing. To go low fat but still keep the flavor, try this oil free plum wafu dressing recipe; it goes with just about everything.

Get pir delicious wafu pasta recipe here.

Touch Tests for Steak

To make sure the steak is cooked just right we recommend the touch test methods. Why? Because you don’t have to puncture the meat and lose its precious yummy juices. The softness of your hand or fist, or even face, corresponds to the different levels of how well cooked your food is. Give the touch tests a try; we know you will have great results!

Wafu Japanese Steak

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese


  • 4 fillet of Beef Ribeye
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, grated
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Daikon Radish, grated optional
  • Shiso leaves optional



  1. Season meat with plenty of salt and pepper.
  2. Heat frying pan over low heat and heat up oil and garlic until fragrant.
  3. Cook beef to your desired doneness.
  4. Mix the seasoning in a small bowl.
  5. Slice and place the steak on a plate. Place grated daikon radish and chopped shiso leaves on top of the steak and pour the seasoning.
  6. Enjoy!