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BadRabbitAU Jun 17, 2011 10:48 AM

I wanted to make some Udon noodles this weekend but realized that I haven't got the stuff I need to make dashi. I'm also out of miso.

Any ideas on substitutes for the broth that would still taste similar?

  1. BigSal Jun 17, 2011 06:36 PM

    You could make stock with niboshi (baby sardines). Or go a different direction and make kamagge udon (hot udon with dipping sauces) or the cold version zaru udon, curry udon or yaki udon.

    1. todao Jun 17, 2011 04:43 PM

      You included information about what you don't have, but nothing about what you do have. A blend of Kombu or similar dried sea weed product and some flaked dried fish will provide you with a Dashi base, or you could try some fish stock or chicken stock and sesame oil. But neither is going to have the wonderful flavor profile of Dashi.

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