A Family Favorite: Marinated Tuna Rice Bowl

A Family Favorite: Marinated Tuna Rice Bowl

I love marinated tuna such as pacific bluefin, yellowfin, bigeye, or fatty tuna. They simply melt in my mouth.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

About 300 g (as much as needed)
☆ Mirin
40 ml
☆ Sake
40 ml
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
60 ml


1. Combine the sake and mirin in a pot and heat over high. When it has boiled, evaporate the alcohol completely while agitating the pot.
2. When the alcohol is evaporated, turn down the heat and add sugar. Turn off the heat when the sugar is dissolved completely, and add soy sauce. Let it cool down.
3. When Step 2 has cooled, pour the sauce in a deep bowl. Cut the tuna into bite-sized pieces and put in the bowl to marinate in the fridge.
4. Marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours. You can even leave until the next day. (I prefer to marinate overnight.)

Story Behind this Recipe

I didn't like the dipping sauces shown in cooking books because they were too thick and salty. So I made the sauce a little sweet for my children.