Soba Dipping Sauce

  • Serves

    makes 3 Cups

Soba, the delicate buckwheat noodles, was once a product of poverty. Made from newly harvested and milled buckwheat and served with this dipping sauce it has now become a luxury. This sauce starts with instant dashi, a high-quality shortcut to Japanese soup stock.


  • 1 bag instant dashi
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 14 cup mirin (sweet cooking rice wine)
  • Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar


Step 1

Steep dashi in hot water in a saucepan for 5–10 minutes.

Step 2

Add mirin, soy sauce, and. sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat, discard bag, allow to cool.

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