If you are not sure what to buy regarding Dashi no moto,
( Dashi means soup. No is like " of ". Moto means base. )
ask for it at the store. The picture is the one I am using right now.
" Dashi no moto " from Yamaki. There are about 63 small packets in this one box. Each packet could make about 3 bowls of miso soup. Of course, you can use it as base for various kinds of food.
I think I paid for it about 1,000 yen, which is probably around
US 8 dollars. ( As of May, 2007 )