We’ve been on the hunt for good instant dashi for a while now, and imagine our surprise when we found some just down the road from us in Newberg! An essential component of Japanese broths, dashi is made from dried fish and kelp simmered in hot water, and is used to flavor everything from miso soup to noodle broths and as a simmering liquid for vegetables and fish. It imparts the deep umami notes Japanese cuisine is known for, and we use it all the time. Kuze Fuku & Sons packs their dashi in individual, easy-to-use sachets, 15 to a pack. A pantry essential.