Did you know?: Indispensable ingredients for Japanese cuisine

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Did you know?: Indispensable ingredients for Japanese cuisine

by: Shoji Kudaka | .
Stripes Okinawa | .
published: November 09, 2018
Dried bonito, along with dried kelp, is an indispensable ingredient in miso soup and broths for various types of noodles. They can both also be used as a topping for dishes like 
okonomiyaki, tofu or even pizza and pasta. Traditionally, dried bonito is made through a complicated process that includes simmering, smoking, sun-drying and fermenting which takes more than a month.