Awase Dashi is the one of the basic Japanese soup stocks and this is used in many Japanese dishes. Dashi is made from kombu (kelp) and katsuobushi (bonito flakes). Learn the simple and easy way to make Awase dashi at home! Learn how to make Awase Dashi at home!
Dashi is the name of a Japanese soup.
When you make Japanese food, there are so many recipes that require using Dashi. This definitely sounds unfamiliar for non-Japanese but it is actually so easy to make Dashi at home.
Today we are talking about Awase Dashi which needs just 2 ingredients and water.
What is Awase Dashi?
Awase Dashi(合わせダシ) is made from a combination of Kombu(dried kelp) and Katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes). Awase means “to combine/ together ” and dashi means “soup stock”.
This is the one of the easiest and most famous dashi used in Japan.
Delicious Japanese Recipes Using Awase Dashi
As I mentioned earlier, Awase Dashi is used in so many Japanese recipes. Here are some examples.
- Shoyu Ramen
- Agedashi Tofu
- Japanese Hot Pots
- Homemade Miso Soup
Awase dashi is so useful in so many recipes!
Questions about Awase Dashi
Is there any way to make Awase dashi quicker and easier?
A: Yes, there is an instant Awase Dashi Powder. I know even though there are only 2 ingredients needed for Awase Dashi, they may be difficult to find. So, you can find the dashi powder on Amazon or in Japanese grocery stores (or online)!
What to do with leftover ingredients?
A: You can make homemade Furikake (rice seasoning) or Kombu Tsukudani (simmered kombu)!
Awase Dashi (合わせだし)
- 1 piece dried kombu
- 1 cup katsuobushi
- 3 cups water
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Cut a couple of slits in the kombu, which will help release more flavor.
- In a medium pot, put the kombu and water. Turn on the heat to medium-low heat and slowly bring to almost boil, about 10 minutes.
- Just before the dashi starts boiling gently, remove kombu from the pot.
- Add the katsuobushi and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
- Prepare to strain your dashi by placing a paper towel over a fine-mesh sieve in a bowl, then pour the dashi from the pot into the bowl.
- Awase Dashi is ready to use.