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Ramen Tare Sauce: The Noodle Bowl’s Secret Weapon

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  November 6, 2022

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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.

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Homemade ramen tare sauce

Ramen tare sauce recipe

Joost Nusselder
As stated earlier, tare sauce can be prepared in a number of ways. Here's a ramen tare recipe that produces great results!
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Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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Conclusion

Tare sauce is the secret to a great ramen, but often overlooked. Now you have the perfect recipe for your next delicious ramen bowl.

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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.