Dashi broth

Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 litre

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Old Food

Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

  • About

First, make your dashi (or buy instant dashi at a Japanese supermarket). Then, a beautiful, simple, aesthetically pleasing Japanese meal is only minutes away.


  • 1 litre ( pints) water
  • 25 g (1


Add konbu to cold water in saucepan and slowly heat the water. Remove konbu just before the water reaches boiling point. Add bonito flakes, remove from the heat as soon as the water boils, and strain.