\ˈdä-(ˌ)shē \

Definition of dashi 

: a fish broth made from dried bonito

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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 The noodles are always fresh and the dashi is always dense with umami. Bon Appetit, "Nunotsunesarashina," 19 Mar. 2018 More information is online at kinetic-kitchenmke.com, where sample menus show dishes such as crab with white asparagus, chervil, lemon, prosciutto and bread, and glazed duck with onion jam, preserved spring onions and sesame-dashi chips. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former chef is starting Kinetic Kitchen for in-home dinner parties," 11 May 2018 Get the duck soba, the fried miso, and the dashi yaki egg roll. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kyoto, Beyond the Temples and Shrines," 3 May 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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