Dashi Shoyu

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

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.

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Dashi Shoyu

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 300 mL soy sauce
  • 10 cm kombu square
  • 100 mL mirin


  • 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.
  • Add the soy sauce and kombu and continue to heat over low for a couple of minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool, then refrigerate.
Course: Basic
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Basic

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