Japanese spinach side dish ohitashi

All day I Eat


I remember growing up watching Popeye eat cans of spinach and instantly growing big muscles. That still didn't get me to want to eat spinach. I guess back then I was a little stubborn. I don't know when, but as I grew older I eventually began to like spinach. Aside from just sauteing it with some garlic, olive oil, and soy sauce or making a goma-ae out of it, this spinach ohitashi is one of my favorite ways to eat spinach! This side dish is very light and can be served warm or cold. It’s a great way to add more greens to your diet!


  • 1 bunch spinach (washed and tied together with a rubber band)
  • 200 ml dashi stock
  • 1 ½ Tbsp mirin
  • 1½ Tbsp soy sauce
  • katsuobushi to garnish


  1. Prepare a large pot of boiling water with a dash of salt. Wash and tie together a bunch of spinach with a rubber band. Blanch spinach for...
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Japanese spinach side dish ohitashi

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