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  • 240 ml (1 cup) water
  • 1 tablespoon dashi granules
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) mirin ( a low alcohol sake based high sugar ingredient)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in dashi, and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, and stir in mirin and soy sauce.

Two ingredients, dashi and mirin, may be available at Asian-food stores (in the seasonings section) and some large grocery stores with a reasonable Asian-food selection.