Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mentsuyu (Japanese Soba Noodle Dipping Sauce Recipe)

To enjoy Japanese Cold Zaru-Soba, you need to prepare this Mentsuyu Dipping Sauce or you can just buy ready made Soba Sauce if you do not have the time to make one. But homemade dipping sauce is still the best.

Ingredients: (Make 4 servings)
1/3 cup Mirin (Rice wine with lower alcohol content)
2 cups Dashi Soup Stock (please refer to my post under “Recipes-Sauces & Dips”)
1/3 cup Soy Sauce

Method :
Pour Mirin into a sauce pan and heat on medium heat. Add in Dashi Soup Stock and soy sauce. Bring to boil and off the heat when boil. Cool the sauce and ready to be used for Cold Soba Noodles as dipping sauce.

Where to get the Ingredients ?

You can get it from any supermarket like NTUC Fairprice, Cold Storage, Market Place etc who is having a corner selling Korean or Japanese Ingredients and Dry Food. If you are unable to find Mirin, you may consider using Sake but the alcohol lever is much higher. Boil longer to get rid of the alcohol if you are using Sake.

How does Mirin looks like? What is it ?

Did some research from Wikipedia and link it here for your easy reference.

Mirin (
or みりん, Mirin) is an essential condiment used in Japanese cuisine, consisting of 40%–50% sugar. It is a kind of rice wine similar to Sake, but with a lower alcohol content—14% instead of 20%.

More details on : Mirin

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