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In Tokyo’s Akasaka, there is a fashionable-looking restaurant that serves up cuisine made with Japanese soup stock called dashi. It looks great.

It might even be so good that it’s “da shit”!


The establishment’s actual name is “Dashi Plus.” The stylized logo is written in English with a plus mark that inadvertently turns “dashi” into “dashi+,” causing English speakers to see “da shit.”

Might have been better to write that out with the word “plus” instead...


Nah. Veggies and soup stock is da shit.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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