What is the Difference Between Dashi Soy Sauce and Mentsuyu?
Some people say that dashi-soy sauce is a mixture of dashi and soy sauce and contains no sugar. But if you look at the ingredients list of dashi-soy sauce from many companies, you will find that sugar is added.
In terms of usage, there is not much of a difference when it comes to home cooking. For example, you can put it on boiled vegetables, or on rice with egg.
However, the taste is definitely different. Mentsuyu has a sweeter taste, while dashi soy sauce has a stronger dashi aroma. You can use whichever one you prefer, depending on your mood that day.
How to Make Dashi Soy Sauce with Dashi Powder, without Mirin
- water 2 Tbsp
- soy sauce 1 Tbsp
- brown sugar 1 tsp
- dashi powder 1 tsp
- Place the water, brown sugar, and dashi powder in a heatproof container and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
- Add soy sauce and mix well.