Dashi Recipe: The Fundamental Ingredient Of All Japanese Cuisine!
Dashi is a fundamental ingredient you cannot go without when making any Japanese dish. Dashi is basically a soup full of umami flavor. You boil typical ingredients such as kombu seaweed, dried sardines, katsuobushi flakes and other things to make it. Dashi is originally a Japanese ingredient but of course you can use them for any kind of dishes you like.
What is "Dashi"(ダシ)...?
Nowadays, dashi is something we can easily buy in grocery stores. They are sometimes sold in powders.
This post will explain the most basic ingredients which you can make dashi out of and also introduce Japanese dishes you can make by using dashi.
Some ingredients you can make Dashi out of
Niboshi(煮干し), Dried sardines
Katsuobushi(鰹節), Dried tuna blocks/flakes
Dashi Recipe: How to make Dashi
All you need to do is to add ingredients to the pot and boil.
One kind of the ingredients mentioned above will be fine but for some deeper flavor dashi, you can mix more than two ingredients.
So many things in which you can use your Dashi!
Nabe: Japanese hot pot
Nimono: Simmered Japanese dish
Dashi Chazuke: Rice balls in dashi soup
Also check out some Dashi restaurants!
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