Salmon Ochazuke

February 12, 2013

Author Notes: I've always gone right for this soup at our favorite Izakaya, but it's a fantastic comfort food and a go-to when I'm sick with a cold. I love the salty bite from the bonito and fish, and it's a welcome change from chicken noodle soup. The traditional version just uses green tea in the broth, but I find when I make it at home that it's missing something so I add the soy and mirin. Meatballs&Milkshakes

Serves: 2


  • 2 cups cooked rice, white or brown
  • 4 cups hot freshly brewed green tea
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 6 ounces salmon filet
  • 4 tablespoons bonito flakes or bottarga
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese rice seasoning or combination dried seaweed and sesame seeds
In This Recipe


  1. Roast the salmon for 10 minutes at 375 degrees with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper until it’s cooked to medium rare.
  2. Pile the rice in a bowl and lay the salmon over the top. Sprinkled with bonito and rice seasoning. Combine the tea, soy, and mirin and pour over the top.

More Great Recipes: