Dashi stock is a widely used base in Japanese cuisine for all types of soups and sauces. Authentic Dashi stock takes days to prepare so for the purposes of an easy to make dipping sauce, this recipe can use Dashi stock that is prepared by mixing Dashi powder, (widely available in Asian markets) with water. Simply follow the instructions on the Dashi powder label.

Makes 1 small bowl

1 cup Dashi stock (for a quick recipe, mix dashi powder with water as per product instructions)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin
Freshly grated daikon


In a small pot, heat the dashi stock, soy sauce and mirin until it reaches a slow boil. Remove from heat and pour into a serving sauce bowl. Allow to cool for five minutes or so before spooning in the freshly grated daikon.