Uchi’s Fried Brussels Sprouts Recipe

March 21, 2020

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Uchi's Fried Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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One of my favorite appetizers from Austin restaurant and even a quintessential thing to eat if you’re visiting Austin is the fried Brussels sprouts from Uchi or Uchiko. I’d even say Uchi started a Brussel sprouts movement throughout Austin and even the nation with their iconic Brussels sprouts. 

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If you’re dining at Uchi or Uchiko, the fried Brussels sprouts will cost you anywhere from $6-$7.5 with their iconic fish caramel, lemon, and chili so why not try and make it at home?

Chef de Cuisine Chris Davies at Uchi Houston was kind enough to share an at-home version of Uchi’s much-heralded fried Brussels Sprouts recipe!


Uchi Fried Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Yield: 2-4 servings

Uchi Fried Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 lb. fresh Brussel sprouts
  • 1 part oyster sauce
  • 1 part Thai sweet chili sauce
  • lemon juice to taste
  • Brussels sprouts


  1. Create the 50/50 sauce by combining 1 part oyster sauce, 1 part Thai sweet chili sauce, and lemon juice to taste.
  2. Cut Brussel sprouts in half (or quarter if they are bigger (say the circumference of a half dollar)
  3. Fry in canola oil at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, until crispy (about 1:00)
  4. Drain well on an oven tray lined with paper towels. While still hot, season with salt to taste.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, coat sprouts with 50/50 sauce and serve!

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In May 2003, chef Tyson Cole opened Uchi, a 95-seater restaurant on South Lamar in South Austin, Texas. Since then, chef Cole then opened Uchiko and has opened four other Uchi locations in Houston, Dallas, Denver, and Miami (coming soon). Uchi has more of a traditional Japanese menu whereas Uchiko is more of a modern Japanese menu.


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Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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