Homemade mentsuyu

Read an article on mentsuyu to learn what it is. Mentsuyu is a very useful condiment. You don’t like additives? Make homemade mentsuyu, then! 


  • Dashi 150 mL (Check this page to learn how to make dashi.)
  • Soy sauce: 2 tbsp
  • Mirin: 1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar: 1/2 tsp


  1. Put all ingredients in a pot and heat over high until it comes to a boil.
  2. Cool down until the liquid becomes warm.
  3. If you concentrated type mentsuyu, boil down the liquid to about a third.
  4. Store in a jar and keep it in a fridge.

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