Cauliflower With Miso Sesame Sauce

Cauliflower With Miso Sesame Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch or corn or potato starch
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • cooking oil for deep frying
  • 1 tablespoon brown miso
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • toasted sesame seeds to garnish (optional)
  • sliced scallions to garnish (optional)


  • Rinse the cauliflower florets and drain well.
  • Whisk together the starch, flour, salt and pepper. Add two to three tablespoons of ice-cold water to make a paste. Not too thick but just thick enough to coat the cauliflower florets.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan.
  • Dump the cauliflower florets in the starch-flour paste and mix to coat each floret thoroughly.
  • Fry the cauliflower florets until lightly golden and crisp, about three to four minutes. Scoop out and move to a plate.
  • Pour off the oil from the pan. 
  • Reheat the pan. 
  • Dilute the miso paste in 1/4 cup of hot water. Pour into the hot pan and cook for a minute or two until bubbly. Turn off the heat. Stir in the sesame seed oil.
  • Add the cauliflower florets to the sauce and toss well.
  • Transfer the glazed cauliflower to a plate. Optionally garnish with sesame seeds and scallions before serving.