Used extensively in Japanese cooking, dashi is a soup stock made with dried bonito tuna flakes (katsuobushi), kombu and water. Dashi-no-moto is this stock in instant form; it comes granulated, powdered and in a concentrate.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
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