•    Fresh spinach
•    2 tbsp miso* (soya bean paste)
•    2 tbsp sugar
•    2 tbsp ground sesame
•    1 tbsp sake


     1) Wash the spinach well and put it with the roots first into boiling water.
     2) Boil the spinach for one minute.
     3) Cool the spinach down under cold water. Then, press the water out of the spinach and cut the spinach into about 3 cm (1 ") long pieces.
     4) Prepare the dressing in a bowl by adding the miso, sake, sugar and sesame  and mix it well.
     5) Mix the spinach with the dressing toss well to completely coat the vegetable.  Serve  in individual bowls.