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.
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- 1 cup soy sauce
- 2 1⁄2 Tbsp. mirin
- 2 1⁄2 Tbsp. sugar
- 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.