Dashi Powder is the quickest way to make dashi as you can sprinkle the powder into soup and dishes while you’re cooking. Pre-cook time is NOT required.
MSG-free Dashi Powder
Here are some MSG-free Dashi Powder packages. Look for the Japanese word “無添加” (mutenka) on the package.
Dashi Powder with MSG – Hondashi
Hondashi (ほんだし) is widely available in Asian grocery stores and some American supermarkets. It’s great that you can find it easily and make dashi easily…. but unfortunately this brand contains MSG in it.