Vegetarian Ponzu Sauce Recipe

This is a citrus flavored soy sauce, PONZU. This Sauce is good on everything! It enhances the flavor of all of them! I can’t live without this. It adds umami to everything, so much tastier than regular soy sauce. I often use ponzu as a sauce for hot pot, tofu or salad. It has less sodium and does NOT overwhelm like traditional soy sauce. You can use it just like soy sauce and will be guaranteed a fresh taste without the strong salty taste of most soy sauces.


– 2tbs mirin ( or sugar )

– 1 piece kombu ( dried kelp)

– 1/2 cup soy sauce

– 1/2 cup any citrus juice

– Some stem of Shiitake mushroom


Combine all ingredients in a jar. Let sit for at least overnight. After, Strain it. You can keep it in refrigerator for a few months.

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