Bangers and Mash with a Japanese Twist


Bangers and Mash with a Japanese Twist

Sakura Sausages and Miso Mash

In the realm of Japanese cuisine, we have taken the classic British dish of Bangers and Mash and given it a delightful twist. This fusion recipe combines the comforting flavors of juicy sausages and creamy mashed potatoes with the umami-rich elements of Japanese cuisine. Get ready to savor the unique blend of flavors in this Sakura Sausages and Miso Mash dish.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

25 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free butter and milk alternatives), Nut-free, Low sugar

Soy (in miso paste and soy sauce), Wheat (in sausages and soy sauce)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, High protein


While the original British Bangers and Mash typically features pork sausages and traditional mashed potatoes, this Japanese adaptation incorporates Japanese-style sausages infused with delicate cherry blossom flavors and a creamy miso-infused mashed potato base. The fusion of these ingredients creates a harmonious blend of British and Japanese culinary traditions. We alse have the original recipe for Bangers and Mash, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat: 20g (7g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 50g (5g sugars)
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    Place the potato chunks in a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, approximately 15-20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  2. 2.
    In a small saucepan, heat the milk and butter over low heat until the butter has melted. Pour the milk mixture over the potatoes and mash until smooth.
  3. 3.
    Stir in the miso paste until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  4. 4.
    In a separate pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  5. 5.
    Add the Sakura sausages to the pan and cook until browned on all sides.
  6. 6.
    In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce and mirin. Pour the mixture over the sausages and onions. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  7. 7.
    Stir in the cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce. Cook for another minute until the sauce has thickened.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Sakura sausages and onion mixture over a bed of miso mashed potatoes. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Sakura sausages — Look for Japanese-style sausages with cherry blossom flavor at Asian grocery stores or specialty food stores. If unavailable, regular pork sausages can be used as a substitute.
  • Miso paste — Choose a mild white or yellow miso paste for a balanced flavor. Adjust the amount according to your taste preference, as miso intensity can vary between brands.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a richer flavor, you can add a splash of sake or Japanese rice wine to the onion and sausage mixture.
  • If you prefer a smoother mashed potato texture, pass the cooked potatoes through a potato ricer or food mill before adding the milk and butter.
  • Feel free to customize the dish by adding sautéed mushrooms or steamed vegetables as additional toppings.

Serving advice

Serve the Sakura Sausages and Miso Mash hot, with the sausages and onion mixture generously spooned over the creamy miso mashed potatoes. Accompany the dish with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh green salad.

Presentation advice

To enhance the visual appeal, garnish the dish with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds or finely chopped green onions. The contrasting colors of the sausages, mashed potatoes, and garnish will create an inviting and appetizing presentation.