Japanese Noodle Sauce Base (Kaeshi)

Soy Sauce and Mirin
Essential ingredients for KaeshiMatt Taylor-Gross

This salty–sweet sauce from Sonoko Sakai, most notably eaten with soba noodles, is a building block of flavor in various sauces used throughout Japan.

Japanese Noodle Sauce Base (Kaeshi)
This salty–sweet sauce is a building block of flavor in various sauces used throughout Japan, most notably eaten with soba noodles.
Yield: makes 1 1/4 cups
Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 12 tbsp. mirin
  • 2 12 tbsp. sugar

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until the sugar dissolves, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the sauce cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.