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Japan

Waiter, there's a sardine in my sake

Chefs and brewers alike getting creative with traditional soup ingredient

Ibuki sardines must be boiled within 30 minutes of being unloaded from the boat.

TAKAMATSU, Japan -- A broth known as dashi in Japan is essential to one of the country's favorite dishes. And the quality of the sardines and seaweed that make dashi often determine how well that dish -- udon -- tastes.

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