DASHI SHOP

Field Notes

What is Umami?

What is Umami?

“Umami” is one of the most important keywords when talking about Japanese food culture. This word is now recognized around the world, but many people may still have trouble understanding what umami really means. We got the chance to speak with Dr. Yoshimi Osawa, a leading expert on the umami taste, and we asked her to tell us more about this savory flavor.

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As Simple as Making
Your Everyday Cup of Coffee

As Simple as Making<br>Your Everyday Cup of Coffee

Extracting dashi takes a little time and effort, but it’s really not that difficult to do. If you know how to extract your dashi easily with a familiar kitchen implement, you will become even more acquainted with Japanese food culture. We have experimented with three different types of coffee maker to see how well they can extract dashi!

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Dashi for Breakfast

Dashi for Breakfast

Traditionally, breakfast has always been a very important part of Japanese culture. It signifies the beginning of a new day and it is meant to calm your mind. Breakfast can be seen as a kind of meditation and a way of supporting your increasingly busy life.

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