Miso Braised Garlic– the perfect side dish alongside rice or your favourite grain. Meal prep and freezer friendly.

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Miso Braised Garlic


Miso Braised Garlic– the perfect side dish alongside rice or your favourite grain. Meal prep and freezer friendly.


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  • 200g garlic cloves (about 5 heads of garlic)
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp water
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp sake
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 chili pepper, de-seeded and thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • sesame seeds for garnish



  1. Slice the garlic sprout (the tip) off and the chop large pieces of garlic in half lengthwise.
  2. Place them into water for 5 minutes and then strain.
  3. Add oil to a pan over medium heat and stir fry the garlic until they become golden brown. Add the sake, mirin and soy sauce and cook for 45 seconds. Then add in the miso mixture and chili peppers and braise until most of the sauce has been absorbed. Turn off the heat and then drizzle in sesame oil and sesame seeds. 
  4. Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: braised garlic, japanese side dishes


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I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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  1. super quick and so tasty, never seen this be done before!! need to make more next time i make this xx

    1. Hi,

      I.made this for the first time, is delicious. One question though…is the garlic suppose to be soft or still with a crunch?

      Thanks a lot.


  2. Another great recipe! I forgot to buy miso (I used it up making your misozuke recipe 😁) but it was delicious even without!. I ate it with brown basmati rice and steamed asparagus. Next time I will double the recipe – it should keep well in the fridge and it’ll be a great addition to other meals.

  3. I just made this for the first time, and it was so yummy! If you have leftovers, they are also amazing in the air fryer! Highly recommend 😍