Dashi, a popular and essential element in Japanese cooking, is used as a base for a variety of soups, rice dishes and sauces. The subtle flavor of our Kombu paired with sake and bonito flakes makes for a versatile broth that can be used in all kinds of culinary applications.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 25 min

Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 1 quart

  • 1 Kombu, 5-inch square piece

  • 4 Cups Water

  • 2 Tablespoons Sake

  • 1 Cup Bonito Flakes


  1. Soak Kombu in large pot with water and sake for 20 minutes.

  2. Place pot on high flame, and just before it boils, remove from heat. Evenly distribute bonito flakes over surface of water, and after 4 to 5 seconds, strain through fine sieve.