Dashi Shoyu

Dashi shoyu

Boost your dishes’ umami content with this simple dashi shoyu sauce!

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Dashi shoyu is a versatile, umami-rich and slightly sweeter version of soy sauce. It’s a great umami enhancer for Japanese recipes that don’t already include dashi. Use it to add some oomph! to a simple vegetable or tofu dish.

Soy sauce . . . 300 mL
Kombu . . . 10cm square
Mirin . . . 100 mL

Step 1

In a small sauce pan, bring the mirin to a boil, reduce to low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes to evaporate the alcohol in it.

Step 2

Add the soy sauce and kombu and continue to heat over low for a couple of minutes.

Step 3

Remove from heat and let cool, then refrigerate.