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Might not quite be what you’re looking for, but dashi stock is pretty readily available at any fairways. They also have it at Fujiya. It’s Japanese fish stock made from kombu (kelp) and bonito flakes (smoked skipjack tuna flakes).
The product is called Hondashi and it looks like this.
>Ramen with some peanut butter - dirtbag pad tai
Powdered peanut butter (I prefer PB2) + TrueLime crystals + some instant hondashi (a type of fish stock...non affiliate Amazon link)...now we're talkin'.
Where are you located? Here in the US this hondashi is showing as $5.40 for a pack of 2 pouches. There's enough per package to make about 25 cups of dashi.
all of these ingredients are in the "international" aisle at my local bigger grocery store. Whatever aisle you bought the miso packet in is where I'd start. The only tricky ingredients might be the miso paste and dashi. You can probably get them from amazon/whole foods delivery. The good news with them is they'll last a long time if you get big containers, so you'd only need to order them once a year maybe? Though, they're likely cheaper at an asian market.
www dot amazon.com/Ajinomoto-Dashi-Soup-Stock-4-23/dp/B0002YB40O/
www dot amazon.com/Organic-Shiro-White-Miso-Paste/dp/B07T75R64P
One of my favorite ways to start a clear ramen broth is with a dashi base. You can use dried dashi granules like such and then add soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic. It's not a strong fishy taste like you might expect of a dried bonito base.
Everyone using pre-made dashi powder uses this:
I honestly can't think of a proper substitute that will provide a similar umami, seafoody flavour profile, sorry. You can try with other types of stock powder, like chicken or beef. I think it'll still be delicious, but a different dish.
You can buy dashi powder online too: https://www.amazon.ca/Ajinomoto-Dashi-Soup-Stock-4-23/dp/B0002YB40O
I bought it at the Asian grocery store (H-Mart) but Amazon has it. Each box provides 75 servings [link]
I use this brand and mix it with plain water for ease, but there are a lot of recipes you can find online! It's a stock made of kombu and bonito.
I love miso soup and rice as comfort food, especially when I'm sick. If you can't find dashi granules, feel free to skip it and just use water.
The hot pepper paste is a nice addition to stir-fries. This chicken wing recipe uses both miso and gochujang.
Hey look what I found!
Japanese people use this all the time :)