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

Definition of dashi

: a fish broth made from dried bonito

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While dashi is infusing, remove the dark green tops of the scallions from the white bulbs. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Sesame Arctic Char Donabe," 19 Mar. 2018 Dishes include a smoked duck dashi soup with pine, roasted pumpkin topped in homemade ricotta and kombu algae, and yellowtail sashimi marinated in soy, ginger, and lemony yuzu. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to the Little Tokyo of Mexico City," 23 Jan. 2019 Add dashi to pot and simmer until daikon is fork-tender and broth is flavorful, 20 minutes. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Simplest Leek Soup Recipe Is Also the Best," 29 Oct. 2018 The broth is a superfood-rich vegetarian dashi of sorts, the grains and add-ins are malleable, but the goal is to have a diverse bowl of colors and textures. Alison Carroll, Bon Appetit, "On Breaking Food Rules and Learning to Cook the Food You Love," 12 Mar. 2018 Miso soup, diaphanous tissues of seaweed fluttering in its depths, is straightforward, a warming umami generator, its oceanic dashi base priming the palate for sea meat. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Radio Anago is Brendan Sodikoff’s sushi cave under the deep dark sea . . .," 3 May 2018 Tofu-ru, like miso, fish sauce and dashi, evolved over centuries in the interest of adding umami — savory and mouth-filling flavor — to the plain food that people ate for most of human history. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "Mastering Chinese-Style Ribs at Home," 9 July 2018 At the table, a waiter pours aromatic dashi over the egg, which, surprisingly, doesn’t break; guests get to do the honors. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Tied House review: Chef Debbie Gold shines in return to Chicago's dining scene," 27 Apr. 2018 Wipe out pot, pour dashi back in, and bring to a simmer. Alison Carroll, Bon Appetit, "Brothy Noodle Bowl with Mushrooms and Chiles," 19 Mar. 2018

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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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to boil down or concentrate

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