Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Bonito flakes are flakes of dried, smoked bonito fish. They look similar to wood shavings. The "bonito" is a type of tuna, but may not be marketed as tuna in many countries. Found in Asian Food Markets or online. Use for dipping with shabu-shabu, and use on fish and shellfish dishes as a marinade. This sauce is also used to baste fish as it cooks also. It’s uses are versitile, and you can also used as a marinade for beef. If you can't find Yuzu juice you can substitute lime juice, but you won’t get the distinctive flavor that yuzu imparts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil soy sauce in a pan.
  2. Add bonito flakes, and mix well.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Drain the soy sauce.
  5. Mix soy sauce with vinegar and yuzu or lime juice.