niboshi

Pronunciation: [nee-BOH-shee]

Dried sardines, most often used in Japanese cuisine for creating a stronger-flavored soup stock than the more popular DASHI. Niboshi is also eaten as a snack and used as a flavoring ingredient in various dishes.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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