Ramen Tare Sauce: The Noodle Bowl’s Secret Weapon
Although tare is diverse, most of its recipes are pretty similar.
As the above recipe is ideal for soup, you can play around with other recipes to make a thicker consistency for dipping or basting or to add a certain flavor.
But in general, a broth base is used, mirin, soy sauce, and sake are added, and a variety of spices are used to produce an umami taste.
In this post we'll cover:
Homemade ramen tare sauce
Ramen tare sauce recipe
- ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth low sodium or sodium free is best
- ¼ cup mirin
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp sake
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 inch piece ginger peeled and smashed
- 1 clove garlic peeled and smashed
- 1 scallion chopped
- Combine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
- Simmer tare until it reduces to ½ cup, about 25 minutes.
- Strain solids and let the sauce cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.