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    Immerse yourself in one of the most important Japanese ingredients, dashi. We've handpicked a carefully selected range of high-quality dashi products from across Japan. So whether you're looking to craft a warming miso soup, a savoury udon broth, or enhance the umami flavour in your stir-fries, you've found the right place.

    What is dashi?

    Dashi is a fundamental broth or stock in Japanese cuisine, known for its distinctive umami flavour which is often considered the "fifth taste" alongside sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.

    How is dashi made?

    Dashi is typically made by simmering a combination of ingredients like kombu (a type of kelp), bonito flakes (dried, fermented, and smoked skipjack tuna), or dried shiitake mushrooms in water and then straining the mixture.

    Where is dashi used?

    Dashi serves as the base for many Japanese dishes, providing them with a deep, complex, and savoury flavour profile. It's a key ingredient in many authentic Japanese dishes. Some of our favourite Japanese dishes featuring dashi include:

    • Miso Soup: A staple in Japanese cuisine, miso soup often uses dashi as its base, mixed with miso paste, tofu, and green onions.
    • Udon Soup: The broth for this popular noodle soup which includes thick, chewy udon noodles is typically made with dashi, soy sauce, and mirin.
    • Tempura Dipping Sauce (Tentsuyu): This savoury sauce used for dipping tempura-fried foods is made from a combination of dashi, soy sauce, and mirin.
    • Sukiyaki: A type of Japanese hot pot that features a sweet and savoury broth made from soy sauce, sugar, sake, and dashi.
    • Takoyaki: These popular street food balls filled with diced octopus use dashi in the batter and often in the sauce that's drizzled over them.
    • Okonomiyaki: A savory pancake, often described as Japanese pizza, that uses dashi in the batter.
    • Dashi-Maki Tamago: A Japanese rolled omelette that includes dashi in the egg mixture for a soft, moist texture and umami flavour.

    So why wait for authentic Japanese flavours? Buy dashi stock from us today for fast UK delivery.

    If you want to learn more about dashi, then you may like our dashi 101 guide.

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