Glazed Bonito Flakes

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 19 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 9 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Leftover bonito flakes from making dashi, about 1/2 cup wet

2 tablespoons mirin

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoons white sesame seeds, toasted


Finely chop the bonito flakes and add to an 8-inch nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly until the flakes are fragrant, dry and toasted, approximately 4 minutes. Add the mirin, soy sauce, and sugar and continue to cook stirring constantly until the mixture is dry and appears glazed, approximately 2 to 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the sesame seeds. Transfer the mixture to a plate and spread out to cool. Serve over rice, noodles or fish.

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