Homemade Mentsuyu Noodle Sauce: 4x Concentrate

Homemade Mentsuyu Noodle Sauce: 4x Concentrate

You want to always have homemade mentsuyu sauce stocked in the refrigerator. It makes you feel very happy. It's full of natural umami, without any artificial seasonings.

Ingredients: A quantity that is easy to make

Soy sauce
400 ml
400 ml
Thickly shaved bonito flakes
20 g
10 cm square
Dried shitake mushrooms


1. Combine all the ingredients, and leave for at least half a day or overnight.
2. Heat up over a low flame until just before it starts boiling. Heat gently for 10 minutes, taking care not to let it boil.
3. Strain the liquid though a tightly wrung out coarsely undyed cloth, and store in a clean jar in the refrigerator.

Story Behind this Recipe

I adapted a recipe that was in a weekly flyer. It's made to keep a long time since it has no water added, and dried shiitake mushrooms are added for a deeper and more complex flavor.
There are lots of tasty commercial mentsuyu brands, but homemade is the best.