Recipe: Homemade Dashi Stock

Last updated: January 27, 2022, at 12:06 p.m. PT

Originally published: January 27, 2022, at 12:06 p.m. PT

Cooked Dashi Stock prepared at a table


  • 2 5” pieces dried kombu
  • 3 cups bonito flakes


  1. Place kombu in a large pot, cover with 8 cups of water and allow to soften for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat on high until just boiling and remove the kombu.
  3. Remove from heat and add one cup of cold water to bring the temperature down slightly. 
  4. Add bonito flakes and sit until they sink to the bottom of the pot.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove any scum that is on the surface.
  6. Strain the dashi using a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth. 

YIELDS: 9 Cups


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