The Dashi Doraku Vending Machines on Nakadori in Kure City is one of the few “dashi” vending machines in the world, with a 500-milliliter plastic bottle filled with dashi made from fish and kelp, including ingredients such as roasted flying fish. At a vending machine in Nakadori, Kure City, you can purchase dashi such as “Dashi-Doraku PREMIUM,” which is only available in Hiroshima, “Yaki-Ago-Iri,” which is the most popular, and “Kombu-Iri,” which uses dashi from kelp.
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The dashi in PET bottles sold at the Dashi Doraku Vending Machines on Nakadori in Kure is made using carefully selected ingredients and a method that has been handed down in Hiroshima since before World War II. All of the ingredients in the PET bottle, such as grilled sea eel, flying fish, and kelp, are from Japan. The grilled sea eel is grilled over a charcoal fire to prevent the tastelessness of seafood, and the kelp is added together with dashi for a more mature taste. The Hiroshima-exclusive “Dashi-Doraku Premium” has a refined taste with grilled sea eel and Soda-bushi, which is made by smoking bonito from Shikoku.