Makes about 1 cup (1 tablespoon per serving)

Bonito flakes add smoky depth to this sauce. Find them at Japanese grocery stores and at many well-stocked supermarkets.

How to Make It

In a saucepan set over medium heat, combine the soy sauce, mirin, ½ cup water, sake, and bonito flakes. Bring to a full rolling boil; then remove the pan from the heat and let cool. Strain the cooled sauce, discarding the solids. The sauce will keep in an airtight container in the fridge forever.

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