Bonito Furikake

Bonito Furikake

It's a waste to throw away bonito flakes after making dashi. This recipe helps to turn used bonito flakes into a great Furikake that you can use to top your rice or Yaki-soba.


  • 1oz/30g used bonito flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1tablespoon of mirin
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking sake
  • 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of anori seaweed powder
  • Yawataya Isogoro shichimi togarashi to taste


  1. In a small shallow pan, add the soy sauce, mirin and sake. Heat until boiling
  2. Meanwhile, make sure you squeeze as much of the water in the used bonito flakes as possible, this will help to dry them out in the cooking process
  3. Add the used bonito flakes into the pan, stir with chopsticks to break up any lumps and to abvoid burning until the mixture had dried out.
  4. Remove from heat and add the sesame seeds and shichimi togarashi powder to taste if you want a spicy kick.
  5. Serve over rice immediately or store in a airtight container for up to 1 month in the fridge.

To learn more about Bonito Flakes check out our 'What are Bonito Flakes' article here

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