dashi

noun
\ ˈdä-(ˌ)shē How to pronounce dashi (audio) \

Definition of dashi

: a fish broth made from dried bonito

Examples of dashi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a familiar shoyu ramen — skinny, crinkled noodles with their distinctive alkaline scent in a salty dashi and soy broth. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "3 new metro Phoenix restaurants to try in May for to-go ramen, tacos and Greek cuisine," 11 May 2020 There’s a familiar shoyu ramen — skinny, crinkled noodles with their distinctive alkaline scent in a salty dashi and soy broth. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The family behind a top metro Phoenix sushi restaurant just launched delivery-only ramen," 24 Apr. 2020 Swap out some or all of the water for broth, coconut milk or dashi. Ali Slagle, New York Times, "How to Make One-Pot Pasta With Practically Any Pasta," 20 Apr. 2020 At Villon, Fox has added a shrimp agnolotti with roasted chicken dashi; potato gnocchi with mushroom and kale; and fish and chips with a a sea bean and seaweed slaw, among other things. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Former Commonwealth chef Jason Fox to head restaurants at Mid-Market’s Proper Hotel," 13 Jan. 2020 The eggs are mixed with light soy sauce, dashi and a mildly sweet sake. Jamie Feldmar, WSJ, "A Most Excellent Egg Sandwich: Where to Find It, How to Make It," 17 Jan. 2020 Last year Akuto and Montgomery added gorgeously composed Japanese-style breakfasts: One meal in July included broiled black cod perfumed with yuzu, dashi omelet, eight-grain rice, broccolini with sesame and almond dressing. Los Angeles Times, "Where to eat a traditional Japanese breakfast in Los Angeles," 11 Jan. 2020 To make the tonkatsu sauce: Bring the dashi to a boil in a small pot over medium-high heat. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "The San Francisco Chronicle’s best cookbooks of 2019," 29 Nov. 2019 For the truffle fried rice, Tam is experimenting with a cool ingredient: egg tofu, which is steamed egg, soybeans and dashi that comes in tube form, similar to polenta. Erin Booke, Dallas News, "Prosper restaurant develops whimsical Chinese New Year dinner, including a pasta dish that will tingle your taste buds," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of dashi

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dashi

Japanese, broth

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6 Jun 2020

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“Dashi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dashi. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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