Check pea & corn soup

Dashi made with Katsuobushi and/or Kombu can be used for any cooking, not only for Japanese dishes. It is much less calories than, say chicken broth, and provides simple back ground taste to bring out the flavors of whatever the food you are cooking with. When there is enough Umami you need less salt, too. Here is one example, Check pea soup with corn using Kombu Dashi, instead of usual chicken broth.