Tsuyu no moto is a triple concentrated soup base made by fortifying soy sauce with tremendous amounts of bonito flakes, sake, mirin, and kombu.
Tsuyu is a condiment that the foundation of many dishes in Japanese cuisine. It is made by combining three main ingredients: dashi (a Japanese soup stock), soy sauce, and mirin (a sweet rice wine). Additional ingredients such as sugar, sake, and bonito flakes, and kombu are often added to further enhance the flavor. Tsuyu has a rich, salty-sweet taste with an incredible savoriness that adds depth and complexity to a wide range of dishes.
Tsuyu is most commonly used as a dipping sauce for soba and udon noodles but it is also used as a soup base by diluting with water or dashi. Tsuyu is a versatile condiment that is used to make marinades, salad dressing, and to flavor stir-fry dishes and. Its rich, salty-sweet taste adds depth and complexity to a wide range of dishes.
Uses: Dilute or use tsuyu as desired for tempura, gyudon, soba, udon, and simmered dishes. A simple ratio of 1:2 base to water is enough for most dips.