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what is Tsuyu and dashi

is it a term of food or condiment of some sort?

asked by sheredel about 4 years ago
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Kristy Mucci

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added about 4 years ago

Tsuyu is a dipping sauce made of mirin, soy sauce and dashi. Dashi is a fish stock made using seaweed, bonito flakes, and water.


pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added about 4 years ago

And dashi is a damn fine thing to have on hand in your pantry for quick soups.


June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 4 years ago

@ Pierino ;) It's the Japanese version of "chicken soup!"


Sam is a trusted home cook.

added about 4 years ago

Home made dashi is the best it's Kombu seaweed, and bonito flakes simmered and strained.

However the instant "Aji Dashi" is just fine and is what most of the mid-class Japanese resturants use. It's comes closer to the real home made than say instant beef or chicken stock.

added about 4 years ago

greatly appreciate all this information and adding to my culinary knowledge, truly grateful-