'Zouni' Mochi Rice Cake Soup -- Lazy Method

'Zouni' Mochi Rice Cake Soup -- Lazy Method

When I don't have dashi and don't want to dirty a pot I make this "lazy" zouni (mochi rice cake soup)!

Ingredients: 1 serving

Mochi rice cakes
2 -3
Bonito flakes
1 packet
Soy sauce
1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Hot water
100 ml


1. Toast the mochi until they're browned to your liking.
2. Put the mochi in a dish, sprinkle on 2/3 of the bonito flakes and drizzle on the soy sauce.
3. Pour in 100 ml of hot water. Finally, top with the remaining bonito flakes and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

Making dashi stock is a pain and I hate that you need to dirty a pot to use mentsuyu! Then I remembered my mom's ultimate lazy recipe.