How to make Dashi Broth Soup Stock Soba Sauce & Soup Recipe
Japanese-Broth which is Dashi the soup stock. It’s a Japanese basic recipe, you need this for almost any Japanese food. You have to know this! This is basic and same as other country recipes. Broth is the one of the most important recipe. You will use Dashi for almost every Japanese food.
How to make Japanese-Broth which is Dashi the soup stock. I t’s a Japanese basic recipe; you need this for almost any Japanese food. You have to know this. This is basic and same as other country recipes. Broth is the one of the most important recipe. You will use Dashi for almost every Japanese food.
It is usually a fish stock and use shaved dried bonito, dried small sardines. Sometimes use Konbu (sea weed) and dried Shiitake mushrooms. This page contains soup for Japanese noodles and bonito flakes. But this is for Miso soup, also.
This Page contains 2 different recipes which are how to make Japanese Noodle Soup and how to make Soup Stock, Kaeshi and Dashi – broth.
Ingredients for Dashi
4cups of Water
Katsuo bushi 20-30g= 1oz (7-10 small packages) Bonito flakes
Bonito flakes are look like this. You may find a small packaged in the store. One package is 3g (popular one) or you can buy one big package. I put this picture, small package, here.
Instruction for Dashi
Put bonito flakes and water in the pan and boil it. Cook 10 to 15 min high heat. Skim will form around the edge of the pan.
Water is decreasing, that is OK!
You will strain the Dashi. Put cooking cloth (cheese cloth is good, if you have it) on the draining basket and drain the Dashi.
Ingredients for Kaeshi
Now Make Soy sauce soup which called “Kaeshi” This is not Soup Stock, Dashi. This is How to make Japanese Noodle Soup. You can use this for many Japanese foods, but Dashi is the Fish Broth. Do not confuse it!
3oz Soy sauce
3oz Mirin or Sake
1TBS + 2tsp Sugar
Instruction for Kaechi
Put Soy sauce, Mirin (or Sake) and sugar in the pot and heat it up but not boiling. When sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat and cool it down.
You can put this in the refrigerator and hold for 3 days to a week without lid on. Then you put lid on, it will be good for 1 year in the refrigerator. However, you can use this right away.
How to make Soba or Udon Soup
Now you have “Kaeshi” and “Dashi”.
How to make Udon or Soba Soup or Sauce
If you are making “Tsuke soup” (dipping noodle soup), Kaeshi:Dashi = 1:3.
If you are making “Kake soup” (bowl noodle soup), Kaeshi:Dashi = 1:5.
Japanese-Broth, Dashi for Every food
Japanese-Broth, Dashi is Japanese basic soup stock. You can use this Japanese soup stock almost every thing for Japanese original food. For example, Miso soup, Egg Omelet (Tamago yaki), Egg custard (Cha-wan mushi), Katsu don, Ten-don, Tempra soup, etc.
If this is too much for you??
If so, you can buy Dashi from store which is powder one. And noodle soup, also. However this is a basic recipe and it is good to know how to make it. Because this is taste much better than you can buy from powder Dashi or Ready to eat Noodle Soup in the package.