Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Noodle Dipping Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
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2 1/2 cups dashi or light chicken stock

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce

4 tablespoons mirin

1 teaspoon sugar

1 ounce dried bonito flakes

Cooked, cold soba noodles

Thinly sliced scallions

Grated daikon

Quail eggs

Natto (optional)


  1. Combine the dashi, soy sauce, mirin, and sugar in a saucepan and bring just to a boil. Stir in the bonito flakes and immediately remove from the heat. Wait about 10 seconds for the flakes to get thoroughly soaked, and then strain. Let liquid cool to room temperature. Serve with cold soba noodles for dipping, along with scallions, grated daikon, quail eggs and natto if you have a taste for it.