Easy Mentsuyu Noodle Sauce (Concentrated)

Easy Mentsuyu Noodle Sauce (Concentrated)

Just put all the ingredient in a pan and simmer! You can make handy mentsuyu sauce easily in a short time. You can use it to flavor simmered dishes and stir fries too.

Ingredients: About 400 ml

Bonito flakes
20 g
8 cm
Soy sauce
1 cup (200 ml)
1 cup (200 ml)
1/2 cup (100 ml)
1 to 2 tablespoons


1. Put all the ingredients in a pan over low-medium heat. Put the bonito flakes in a dashi 'tea bag'.
2. When it comes to a boil turn down the heat to low, and simmer slowly for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave until cool.
3. When the liquid is cool, take out the kombu seaweed and bonito flakes, and transfer the liquid to a clean container. Dilute by a factor of 2 to 3 when using.

Story Behind this Recipe

Mentsuyu is convenient and delicious. I used to use storebought mentsuyu, but I wanted to make my own so I looked up recipes online. After several experiment with more or less mirin, sugar and so on, I think that this version is just like the storebought one I used to use.