Vegan All-Purpose Shiitake Instant Dashi Powder

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Prefecture: Oita 
Producer: Mori Shouten
Ingredients: Sugar (domestic), salt, shiitake mushroom powder, yeast extract powder, burdock powder
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free
Size: 8 x 2.8g packets
Storage:Room temperature.Once made, the dashi can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days or for longer in the freezer.

Dashi, a simple broth made by boiling ingredients, helps to create umami by enhancing and harmonizing the flavors of the other ingredients it’s paired with. Dashi is found in many Japanese dishes and is an essential part of Japanese cooking, from home cooked meals to high end restaurants. 

These dashi packets allow you to instantly create umami at home by either sprinkling the powder directly on dishes or using the powder to make dashi. The base is made from subtly earthy dried shiitake mushrooms combined with mildly nutty, slightly sweet gobo (burdock root), and a hint of salt and sugar. The resulting dashi has a complete and complex flavor profile.

Our producer, Mori Shouten, is based in Bungo-Ono City in Oita Prefecture: Japan’s largest producing area of dried shiitake. They work with roughly 1,200 local farmers to deliver premium dried shiitake throughout Japan. The company was founded in 1950 and continues to naturally grow their shiitake on logs in the forest where it can take two years for the shiitake to mature. The resulting shiitake are considered to be a higher grade with a noticeably deeper color and aroma and rich umami flavor.

In order to protect the quality and taste of Oita's shiitake mushrooms, Mori Shouten, together with the industry, established the "Oita Dried Shiitake Traceability Council". Their commitment is to cultivate “aromatic and flavorful shiitake mushrooms made from logs with a strong taste”.

Suggested uses: This everyday dashi is flavorful, convenient and versatile. You can simply sprinkle it directly in dishes (such as stir fries, fried potatoes, egg rolls, takikomi gohan (mixed rice), fried rice, vegetable aemono (dressed dishes), cold tofu, pasta, risotto, soup, etc.) or use it to create a dashi by mixing it with 150-180ml of hot water that can then be enjoyed on its own as a sipping broth or in miso soup, soup, chawanmushi (steamed egg custard), as a dipping sauce for udon/soba, etc. or in any recipe that calls for dashi. 

Tofu “Mochi” with Shiitake Dashi 

DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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