Tempura Dipping Sauce
"The traditional Japanese dipping sauce for shrimp or vegetable tempura. This is the full-flavored version - unlike the thinner, watery, less robust sauce being served in some restaurants. Serve in small bowls at each setting. Optionally, provide grated fresh ginger and grated daikon to mix into sauce."
* 1 cup water
* 1 tablespoon dashi granules
* 1/4 cup mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce
1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in dashi, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in mirin and soy sauce.
Two ingredients, dashi and mirin, may be available at most Asian-food stores (in the seasonings section) and some large grocery stores with a reasonable Asian-food selection.