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mentsuyu (japanese soup base)

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total: 20 minutes

Servings: 3.5

Cost: $1.54 /serving


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Step 1

Rinse and add the shiitake mushrooms in a bowl of hot water for around 10 minutes, or until it's rehydrated.

Step 2

In medium sauce pan over medium high heat, add sake and bring to boil. Allow the alcohol to evaporate for a few seconds.

Step 3

Add in mirin, soy sauce, shiitake mushrooms, kombu and dashi. Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Turn off and allow it to cool down. Strain the solids and store the liquid in a air tight jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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