Dashi powder to water ratio: How much hondashi per cup of water?

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  January 17, 2022

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Dashi is a Japanese broth or stock that’s used as the base for several soups and other dishes. Dashi is most commonly used to add an authentic taste to dishes like miso soup, shrimp tempura, chicken and egg rice bowls, and many more.

There are different types of dashi that you can make, and the dashi powder to water ratio depends on which type of powder you buy.

Dashi powder to water ratio

What’s dashi powder/granules?

Dashi powder and granules make it easy to prepare dashi instantly. Much like chicken stock cubes, you add the powder or granules to water.

You can find packets at any Asian or Japanese grocery store close to you. If you don’t have access to one of these stores, you’ll be able to buy the packets online.

Also read: what is the dashi to miso paste ratio to use in soups?

Dashi powder to water ratio

In most cases, you’ll dissolve 1 to 2 teaspoons of dashi powder with 1 to 2 cups of hot water. This ratio will provide you with the perfect base stock for any Japanese cooking you’re doing.

In addition to mixing dashi powder with water, you can also add it to soup or other dishes that you’ve already prepared.

Also read: this is the best instant dashi powder from vegan to authentic

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