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Ajinomoto - Hon Dashi (Soup Stock) 5.28 Oz.

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  • Dashi, or Bonito fish soup stock, is used as a base for almost all Japanese soups, broths and stews
  • Use dashi as a base for miso soup, udon/soba soup, sukiyaki or whatever you would like
  • Each box contains 3 bags of powdered dashi - each bag is 1.76 Oz.
  • Depending on desired flavor/dish, 1 tsp. makes 3-6 cups of dashi
  • Net Wt. 5.28 Oz.
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Product Description

This bonitofish soup stock is used for soup base for miso soup, hot pot, and soup noodles. Dashi is the most important flavor of Japanese food and it's used in many different dishes, and you can use this instant version or make it from scratch with katsuobushi. To make dashi using this product, simply add to boiling water and stir (1 tsp Hon Dashi to 1 cup water). As a variation, use the liquid in which dried shiitake mushrooms hav been soaked. Sometimes translated as "broth," dashi is actually much more. It's not only an essential ingredient for literally thousands of Japanese dishes, it's also a deliciously creative way to add irresistible flavor to foods while reducing sugar and salt content. Have you ever had the feeling that some flavor is missing, but you don't know what it is, or what to add? Try adding a little Hondashi. We offer the best quality Ajinomoto brand. Ingredients: salt, monosodium glutamate, lactose, sugar, dried bonito powder, disodium inosinate, bonito extract, yeast extract, disodium succinate. Product of Japan.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 5.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0002YB40O
  • UPC: 071757030053
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,788 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Customer Reviews

The 3 packet box will last me a long time.
Mr. C
Home made quick and easy Miso Shiro isn't the same without Ajinomoto Hon Dashi.
JustinThought
HonDashi is an excellent product from a very reliable company.
The Scoot

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Carol Shenkenberger on August 7, 2010
I buy this locally in a much larger box but it is the same product. This product is just as good as making your own, which I did for years before finding it. The larger box has 1,000 servings but that is for a weak dashi so I use double the granules. For this product with the 3 packets, just add them into a small jar and use 1 ts per cup hot water (adjust to your tastes). That adjustment is why it says '3 to 6 cups'. Also, this product stores with no loss in flavor in a sealed container for years. I actually have some in a salt shaker (with rice to keep it dry) and use it commonly as a flavor boost to vegetables (green ones especially work well with it).

This is actually a good starter size box. For those not sure what to do with it, a sample recipe:

3 cups made up dashi (1 packet)- taste and add water if you wish it weaker.
1 packet Udon noodles (may use cooked spagetti) appx 1.25 cups volume
1 cup lightly packed leafy vegetables (spinach, mustard greens, cabbages etc)
Optional- baby bok choys whole, shellfish (whole or chopped), peeled shrimp, miso

Bring to a simmer and as soon as the veggies and optional meats are done to your liking, it's ready. This is the 'kitchen sink' soup of Japan, meaning just about anything might land in there though the items are normally pre-cooked leftover bits.
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75 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Zack Davisson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 11, 2008
The basic stock for 1,000s of Japanese recipes, dashi is absolutely essential for anyone wanting to cook authentic Japanese cuisine. As famous chef Shizuo Tsuji once said " "many substitutes for dashi are possible, but without dashi, dishes are merely a la japonaise and lack the authentic flavor".

Dashi can be made pretty easily from scratch, boiling some kombu or katsuobushi shavings, but you often make far more than you need for the particular recipe, and it can be a pain to spend all that time boiling. Instant dashi does the trick just fine, and almost no one will notice the substitution. This kind here, "Hon Dashi" (meaing "Real Dashi"), is the cream of the crop of instant substitutes. Made by the company Ajinomoto, Hon Dashi is absolutely brimming with umami, the fifth basic flavor found in Asian cooking. Hon Dashi is made from katsuobushi shavings, so it is a basic fish stock and not suitable for vegans, who would probably want to make their own kombu stock.

I use Hon Dashi for almost everything, from basic miso soup, to tamagoyaki, to using it to boil vegetables and give them a heartier flavor. Along with mirin and soy sauce, it is one of the most basic ingredients in a Japanese kitchen.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Christina J. on February 11, 2011
I am very happy with this dashi. I like that I can use it to make just a small amount of stock if a recipe calls for it, and it also makes an excellent miso soup without having to get take-out every time I happen to crave some. (For two servings I use 1 tsp dashi powder, 3 cups water, 2 big tbsp miso paste - plus add-ins like onion, tofu, etc. It's really good!) This is a good value too - a box this size will last me a long time. Inside the box there are 3 foil packets to help it stay fresh. They do recommend refridgeration of the opened portion, but the rest can stay on a shelf.

Although salt is listed first on the ingredient list, the sodium level in this product is not very high. Which is good considering the amount of sodium that other Japanese ingredients tend to have in them. It's important to remember that ingredients are listed by weight: salt is going to weigh much more than the dried fish flakes.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By NYCchick on June 1, 2009
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My best friend returned to Japan and I felt that unless I went to a Japanese restaurant, I would never, ever have real miso soup.

I tried every paste, every color. I tried making my miso with and without wakame; I even tried mixing the pastes and still could not get it right.

I FINALLY got it! I didn't even intend to order Hon Dashi, had it on my wish list, but it was the best mistake I could make.

I'll be experimenting with my dashi to see what else I can add it to. The smokey flavor is superb.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jen R on February 21, 2009
I bought this product so I can make miso soup at home. It turns out perfect every time. It taste just like the kind you get at a Japanese restaurant.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By powercat on February 22, 2013
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If you like Miso Soup, this makes it easy to replicate at home when paired with Miso Paste. Just dissolve in hot water and then stir in Miso Paste. Beats chicken soup if I feel I'm getting a cold.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dannella Pennington on September 4, 2013
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Now if you just want a little fish stock, and don't want to go through the Kombu and Bonita flakes proper process, this is the way to go. I often want just a little fish stock and do not want to make two gallons for a cup or two.
Steaming clams and don't drink alcohol, use this instead of white wine or chicken broth (not very sea like).
I don't use the entire envelope when I need just a little. Just mix to taste, put a file folder clip on balance of package, and put in the fridge in a spot where you won't lose it.
Just to be sure, use a permanent marker and write the open date on the outside so if you find it in 5 years you know you lost of forgot it.
Jim in So Calif
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gail M. Sikkenga on April 14, 2012
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We've been making Miso soup at home for a few months now and this helps it taste very good. Not all salt and lots of flavor.
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