Shiitake-Infused Soy Sauce For Goma-dofu

Once you try this delicious sauce, you'll never go back to the typical sauce that comes with Goma-dofu (sesame tofu). This is a soy sauce infused with delicious Shiitake Dashi broth. It will taste great with sesame tofu and in other recipes when you want to add extra richness. Please refer to the recipe for Shojin Dashi broth.

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 1 Tbsp Shojin Dashi broth or Kombu Dashi broth
  • 1 Tbsp Shiitake soaking water
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Mirin (Japanese Sweet Rice Wine)
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3g Arrowroot starch (or potato starch)
  • 1 Tbsp Water



Dissolve the Kuzu starch in water.

Tilting the frying pan with one hand (as the amount of liquid is small), add the Dashi broth, liquid from rehydrating the dried Shiitake, sugar, mirin, and soy sauce. Cook on low heat and mix well with a spoon.

Add 2. to 1. and mix well. Once the sauce thickens and the white cloudiness of the Kuzu starch is gone, it is ready.


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