Easy and Delicious Mentsuyu Noodle Dipping Sauce!

Easy and Delicious Mentsuyu Noodle Dipping Sauce!

When my family eats udon, we always have my grandmother's homemade udon noodles and dip the noodles into this mentsuyu broth. You could also serve this broth with soba noodles.

Ingredients: 2 servings worth

Thinly sliced pork
50 g
Shiitake mushrooms
2 small (or 1 big)
A) Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
A) Sugar
2/3 tablespoon
A) Powdered dashi stock
2 teaspoons (5 g)
A) Water
150 ml
B) Bonito dashi stock
150 ml


1. Julienne the shiitake mushrooms. Cut the pork into whatever size you prefer (cut them slightly larger as they shrink).
2. For the soup, you could use A) or B). I don't buy commercial dashi stock, so I made dashi with A). If using B), dilute it if the dashi is concentrated.
3. Put either A) or B) in a saucepan. If you're eating the noodles in the broth instead of dipping, add 50-100 ml of water (this is for dipping so the flavor is concentrated).
4. Add Step 1 into the saucepan, and simmer on medium heat. Once it has come to a boil, bring down the heat to low. There's no need to let it boil.
5. Once the meat has cooked through and the ingredients have softened, it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my family's udon noodle broth.
Even I, who only ever buys the bare minimum when it comes to ingredients, had what I needed to make the soup broth.
The meat and shiitake mushrooms soak up the delicious flavors of the broth.