Japanese Sauce - Soba Tsuyu and Soba Zuyu

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READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 1 1/3 c.
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup dashi
  • 3
    tablespoons shoyu
  • 2
    tablespoons mirin (Japanese Sweet Cooking Wine)
  • 2
    tablespoons dried fish flakes (Katsuobushi)
  • 13
    cup rice vinegar (Su, for Soba Zuyu only)
  • 1
    tablespoon tangerine zest, skin shaved (for Soba Zuyu only)
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the dashi, shoyu, and mirin in a saucepan, and heat to boiling.
  • Add the katsuobushi flakes, and continue boiling for 1 minute
  • Strain the mixture through a cheese cloth or a coffee filter, and allow to cool.
  • Add the rice vinegar (Su) and finely grated tangerine skin (if making Soba Zuyu).
  • The sauce may be sprinkled with red pepper flakes when served.
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