Tare (pronounced ‘tah-reh’) is the seasoning for the ramen broth. The type of tare will usually appear in the name of the dish – shio ramen (shio meaning ‘salt’ in Japanese) is seasoned with a salt tare for example, while shoyu ramen will be seasoned with a soy sauce tare.
- 1 tbsp sake
- ½ tbsp mirin
- ½ tbsp soy sauce
- 120g/4oz brown miso
- ½ tbsp sugar
- ½ tbsp ground white sesame seeds
- 1 tsp garlic, grated
- ½ tsp ginger, grated
- ½ tsp chilli bean paste
- Place the sake and mirin in a small saucepan over a low heat.
- When it starts boiling, add the remaining ingredients and mix well. The miso mixture will become paste-like. When small bubbles start appearing, turn the heat off.
- Transfer the tare to an air-tight container and store in the fridge overnight before using to develop flavour.