This box contains 1kg of bonito flavoured soup stock, or dashi (as it is known in Japanese). Use with miso paste to make miso soup, or with soy sauce and red pepper to make jjigae. Can also be used in soup bases for noodle dishes. Highly versatile, dashi is one of the most essential seasonings used in Japanese cuisine.
Dashi in Japanese cuisine is similar to chicken or vegetable stock in Western cuisines, as it is what provides the flavour base for many Japanese dishes. Authentic dashi made at home involves stewing umami-rich ingredients such as bonito fish, kombu kelp seaweed and shiitake mushrooms in water and allowing the flavours to infuse. If that seems too bothersome, then why not try some of the instant dashi items Japan Centre has to offer?
How To Use
For a variety of many different dishes: • Suimono Soup: Combine 1 tsp with 300ml water. • Tsuyu for covering noodles: Combine 1/2 sachet with 500ml water. • Oden soup: Combine 1/2 sachet with 500ml water.