Golden Dashi Stock with Konbu and Bonito Flakes

Golden Dashi Stock with Konbu and Bonito Flakes

Make this beautiful golden dashi stock and use it in various kinds of dishes.

Ingredients: For 5 portions

3 g
Bonito flakes
15 g
1000 ml


1. Wipe the white part of kombu seaweed with damp dish cloth or paper towel.
2. Soak the konbu seaweed and water in a pan for 30 minutes.
3. After 30 minutes, heat it over medium and remove the konbu just before it comes to a boil.
4. Soon after the konbu is taken out, put in the bonito flakes. After it comes to a boil (it should come to a boil right after), turn the heat off and leave for 3 minutes.
5. Afterward, strain the broth with a strainer and it's done. (If you want make it saltier, add a pinch of salt).

Story Behind this Recipe

I used to use powered dashi broth. But my mother-in-law made this for hot pot and other dishes, so I asked her how to make it.