Japanese food from East Tennessee is very special to us. Most of the restaurants we’ve found around that part of the country serve a special sauce with their meals, called Shrimp Sauce. The name has nothing to do with shrimp, but more likely refers to the color of this tasty concoction. They also, almost always, serve boiled sweet carrots that would have any child celebrate to be eating their vegetables.
We have enjoyed the dining experience of Eastern Tennessee Japanese with many of our friends over the years. These friends have all researched and contributed in various ways to the recipe below. I am offering my interpretation of how to closely mimic this cuisine, while utilizing and recognizing the efforts of all my friends who have helped to bring this meal into their own kitchens.
You can download a PDF of the recipe below: