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02.19.12 | Permalink | Comments

My つゆ (soba dipping sauce) recipe


Recipe – Tsuyu (In Japanese it was call the “can do everything” tsuyu)

50ml Mirin (Cooking mirin is fine aka 0.9 % alcohol, if you get better mirin, you can skip the cooking wine)

50ml Rice Cooking Wine (the japanese kind, usually 13-14% alcohol with 2.1% of salt) <– to evade taxes… add salt if you are using regular rice wine

50ml regular light soya sauce (shuyu)

1 teaspoon of sugar (add more depending on how sweet you like it)

200ml of dashi (I used concentrated powder + water) <– lazy

1) First bring the mirin and wine to an almost boil, if you are using something stronger, let it actually boil to evaporate some  alcohol.

2) Then pour the rest of the crap in, stir until sugar melts

It should taste like any regular garden variety soba dipping sauce. Will keep in the fridge for a very long time b/c of the alcohol.

You can also add a little water, 1-2 teaspoon more sugar, and 2-3 teaspoon of soya sauce to make it the tempura dipping sauce. (it should taste slightly weaker than the dipping sauce)

To turn that into a hot soupy base for udon and etc, add about 1/2 – 1 times as much water as sauce to it.

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02.18.12 | Permalink | Comments

 Updated: 2/19/2012

So, for all those people dying for hotpot. Here’s all the places in Waterloo/Kitchener. They are all between $15 – $20.

There’s Leung Yue Hotpot at 1508 King Street East (On King a little past Ottawa going south). The place looks like a castle. They are opened 5pm to like 3am. Lots of choices of meat/veggies/seafood. Only soya sauce and satay. Mango slushie is awesome. Owner is really nice.

There’s this unamed place at King and University  (Beside BMO). They are open like 11am – 10pm. Beef, veggies, lots of choices of random stuff, like bean curds, etc. Lots of sauce choices. They now has a large variety of soup base =), and seafood too.

There’s Waterloo Star at the plaza at University and Philip (Beside Kick offs). They are open like 11am-10pm. Beef, recently pork and chicken(kinda weirdly sliced), tripe, veggies, spam, mushrooms, and noodles. The owner speaks very little english. Lots of sauces. Some choice of soup base at extra cost.


There is another place call vegetarian something beside chill & grill in the plaza, I wouldn't recommend going there, but their congee is awesome =).



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