This awase (literally means "put together") dashi from the Matsumaeya Company is a blend of some of the finest ingredients available. Each dashi pack contains Ma konbu ("the king of kelp"), dried bonito and dried sardines. In a convenient form, these dashi packs have become very popular even among professional chefs since it allows them to make quality dashi with minimal effort.
While stocks in many other cultures take a long time to make, dashi, a key component of Japanese cuisine, can be prepared in a shorter amount of time. Yet dashi is concentrated with umami, because while the process of making it in the kitchen is not time consuming, it takes a long time to make the ingredients themselves (especially the dried and smoked bonito). Dashi's wealth of umami can add a greater depth of flavor in meat dishes without adding any trace of fish aroma, due to the smoking technique used for the bonito. Dashi adds a deeper and more complex flavor for any dish in any cuisine.
To make dashi, fill a pot with 2 gallons of water, add one pack, and allow to soak for thirty minutes. This alone will achieve the umami component. After soaking, place on low to medium heat for fifteen minutes (simmer only, do not boil), remove from heat and allow to sit for fifteen minutes.
Matsumaeya was established in Osaka in 1912 and since then they have been providing quality konbu products to the culinary hubs all over Japan.
Ingredients: Ma-konbu (kelp), Katsuobushi (Dried Bonito), Iriko (Dried Sardines)
900g/31.7 oz (10 packs, 1 pack makes 2 gallons of dashi)
Country of Origin: Japan
Shelf Life: 6 months
We import food products from Japan via sea, so the shelf life will be shorter than it is in the Japanese markets. The expiration date usually will be around 3-6 months. Food products cannot be returned unless the expiration date is within 1 month when the item is delivered. If any food items in your order do not meet your expectations please contact us within 30 days. You can reach to us at [email protected] or (201) 806-1827.
Bag for making small portions
Return PolicyIf you are not satisfied with items
MTC Kitchen accepts returns of any new and unused item in its original condition for a full refund or an exchange within 30 days of customer receipt. We reserve the right to refuse used or broken items. Please keep the packing slip and include it with the return packages. Without proof of purchase, we are unable to accept any items for return or exchange.
All items marked “Clearance” may not be returned or exchanged.
We do not reimburse shipping charges on returns.
Knives returned will have the shipping cost deducted from the refund total. The return shipment fee depends on your location and the quantity of knives that you're returning. If you would like to know the shipping fee, and estimated refund total, please contact us at [email protected]
If you receive damaged, defective or incorrect items
If we made an error on your order or you received damaged, defective merchandise, please notify customer
service within 48 hours of receipt of shipment.
For items damaged in transit, please send pictures of damaged items and keep the entirety of original items, all packaging and packing materials for future inspection by carrier.
We will replace the items or refund the full amount of the purchase price including the cost of shipping.
Upon receipt of your return or exchange, we will process your request within 3 business days. For returns, please allow up to 2 billing cycles for the refund to appear on your statement. If you would like to expedite the exchange process, please return your original item and place a new order for the item you want.
If you have any questions contact us at 201.806.1897 or [email protected]
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REGULAR PACKAGE DELIVERY
- For packages shipped to locations in the US, we use UPS Ground. UPS SurePost® may be used for extra small packages (under 12" cube) being delivered to PO addresses. UPS SurePost® combines the consistency and reliability of the UPS Ground network with final delivery typically provided by the U.S. Postal Service.
- For ground shipments, orders placed Monday through Friday for in-stock items, will be processed within 1-3 business days.
- For expedited shipments, orders placed Monday through Friday by 3 am ET (excluding holidays) for in-stock items, will be processed within the same day. Orders placed after 11 am ET, Saturdays, Sundays or holidays for in-stock items, will be processed within the next or following business day. We may need to contact you to verify your order and shipping information. Please consider that even expedited shipping services may require additional time to complete the verification process.
- Business Days are Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. We are unable to ship or process orders on Saturdays, Sundays or the following holidays: New Year’s Day (the 2nd is a "Limited Service Day for UPS), Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Holiday, Day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, (the 26th is a "Limited Service Day for UPS) and New Year's Eve.
- Unfortunately we do not ship packages (over 12" cube) to PO Boxes with UPS Ground and UPS Expedited shipments as UPS does not deliver to PO Boxes.
BULK ORDER DELIVERY
- Please note that if your order weights over 150 lbs, it will be shipped and priced as a non-palletized shipment using "UPS Ground with Freight Pricing."
- This shipping service will be applied for deliveries within the contiguous United States and does not follow UPS's guaranteed delivery service policy.
- The lead days for packaging will be business days so the delivery date will be 5-10 business days.
- We currently pause international shipments. We will resume the service once our stock level becomes stable.