Thursday, August 5, 2010

Homemade Dashi,Japanese soup stock, (出汁, だし)

I'm going to make Chicken Katsu Don for dinner this evening, my kids especially Lucas love Japanese food. I like to make Dashi (Japanese soup stock) from scratch since it is easy to be prepared at home.

Homemade Dashi (Japanese soup stock)



kombu(kelp)

Homemade Dashi (Japanese soup stock)



Katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes)

Homemade Dashi (Japanese soup stock)


This recipe was made reference to 3 hungry tummies and on a Bento frenzy, with minor changes.

Homemade Dashi (Japanese soup stock)
(printable recipe)

20g of Dashi kombu (kelp), wipe with a wet cloth, do not wash
10 gm Katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes)
400ml water

Method
1. Soak kombu in clean water for 30mins, the kombu will double up in size.
2. Bring water and soaked kombu to an almost boil (Do not boil kombu in the water because it will give a bitter or awkward taste).
3. Once the water has almost come to a boil, turn off the heat, remove kombu.
4. Add dried bonito flakes into the stock and allow steep for 10mins.
5. Strain broth and it is ready for use.


Happy Cooking !!

28 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Long time I didn't make this.
Use the dashi to make chawan mushi, super nice!!!

busygran said...

Haha! I just had lunch at Sakae! The stock seems easy to make. What about your chicken katsu don? :)

mimid3vils said...

Always see dashi in Japanese food recipe, wonder how to make that :P

vialentino said...

wah...lucas really lucky to have u as the mom...can cook nice jap food for him....also makes me hungry and crave for it...

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Great! Gotta try this one.

Jane Chew said...

Sonia, u are a good mum. I also want to become ur anak liao :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Sounds just wonderful but not sure the ingredients are that easy to find in France. Diane

WyYv said...
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WyYv said...

we do like japanese cuisines a lot~ would like to try this soup too if got chance =D

Jess @ Bakericious said...

my family love japanese cuisine too, the soup seem easy to make, thanks for sharing

Mary said...

Sonia, this is a treasure of a recipe. This will go into my permanent file as we love miso soup. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Weight Loss Help said...

Have been looking all morning for a stock recipe, thanks so much. Can't' wait to try out your version, perfect for my dinner menu tonight.

the lacquer spoon said...

I'm so glad to know you make Japanese dashi from scratch while many households in Japan tend to buy the sachet or powder in supermarkets! Homemade broth can't be beaten :)

Cooking-Gallery said...

I love dashi stock, but I am normally too lazy making it myself, I tend to use the easier option - instant dashi (which unfortunately contains MSG in most brands...)

homegirl said...

What is dashi stock used for? Heh...

Elin said...

Sonia...I love dashi stock too :)

Anncoo said...

Yes, Sonia you made a very original dashi stock, good job.
Next time don't throw away the kombu, you can reuse it again by putting it in rice cooker while cooking rice.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

lovely n easy stock recipe sonia..thanks for shaing

kitchen queen said...

delicious soup stock.

Little Inbox said...

It doesn't require long hour of boiling? This is the one that I'm looking for. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...
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Honey Bee Sweets said...

Sonia! My kids love Japanese food too! So I too have been making this Dashi soup for a long time now, same method too! I will normally add miso paste and cubes white tofu to make miso soup, yum!

3 hungry tummies said...

Thanks for the mention Sonia. Nothing beats homemade dashi :)

Bo said...

I've never tried this...I love most any soup...It is just so hot here now, so I'm not the mood for soup.

Jαnnαhツ said...

wow... looks easy. i'd been influenced to adore japanese food since i love watching japanese dramas so much.

Leeyasshi Ismail said...

may i know where you buy the kelp?

Ong Hui Kee said...

Hi

How long can we keep this dashi stock?

Huiqi

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Huiqi, sorry i don't know because i don't keep this, i suppose fresh stock is better.

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