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

Definition of dashi

: a fish broth made from dried bonito

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The dish starts by simmering whole chickens and mixed vegetables to create a base for the broth (a cross between a pozole-style soup and a dashi broth). San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Welcome summer at Scoop San Diego’s inaugural ice cream festival," 20 June 2019 Part of the eight-course tasting menu is an oyster dish with xao long bao, cucumber dashi, tosaka nori, and matsutake shoyu. Melanie Kaplan, Fortune, "This $150 Eight-Course Tasting Menu Pairs Food With Art," 15 June 2019 Note that seafood, soy, and dashi (fish broth) are all prevalent in Japanese cuisine. National Geographic, "Japan: Hiking and Cultural Adventure," 12 June 2019 It's known for pinot noir and top-notch restaurants like Ezard at Levantine Hill —where the menu includes burnt onion dashi and sea herbs, and salt-baked potato with seaweed butter. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: U.S. to Australia from $859 Round-Trip," 2 Nov. 2018 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

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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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