When you think about Japanese food, “deep-fried” isn’t one of the first techniques to come to mind, but it’s a technique often used in the initial preparation of foods. Agebitashi (ah-gay-bee-tah-shi) literally means “fried and soaked” and as the name implies, it involves flash frying veggies and soaking them in a flavorful dashi broth. Head over the PBS Food for my Agebitashi recipe and full post.