Dashi is the basic stock used in most all Japanese cooking. Dashi stock is the base for miso soup. This recipe is for a Konbudashi, which is made with konbu (dried kelp/seaweed) and bonito flakes (a dried fish which has been shaved into flakes.) There are many variations of dashi, but this is probably the most common.
What can I use to replace bonita flakes - 06 Apr 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is the base for miso soup (among other recipes) and is what makes the soup so good! Thank you for the easy recipe! - 01 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Easy to make. I used dried kelp knot instead. - 16 Apr 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)