Dried Shiitake Mushroom Dashi Stock



Preparation info

  • Makes:

    900 ml

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 min

Appears in

Japanese Food Made Easy

Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

  • About

This, along with the Kombu Dashi Stock, is a great vegetarian stock option. Dried shiitake provides such a powerful flavour and it has a nice sweetness. This is suitable for stronger-flavoured dishes like stews or noodle broths.



  • 4 cups (1 litre) filtered water
  • 30 g (1


Pour the filtered water into a bowl, add the dried shiitake and leave to soak and infuse overnight in the fridge.

Strain the dashi. Discard the shiitake, or use it for Chirashi Sushi.

The dashi can be kept in the fridge for 3 days or can be frozen and used within 1 month.