Dashida is Instant Beef Soup Stock that is typically found in Asian Supermarkets.
The consistency is similar to brown sugar. Small amounts are typically added to add flavor and body to any soup or stew dish.
Note that dashida typically contains MSG.
The item pictured has the following ingredients.
Salt, monosodium glutamate, blended seasoning(salt, wheat starch, onion powder, garlic powder, beef meal. pepper), Sugar, powdered soy sauce, beef tallow, glucose, amino-acid soy sauce, beef bone stock, corn starch. Contains less than 1.0%: Flavormate, 5'-inosine monophosphate, stew flavor, bouillon flavor, beef stock, garlic flavor, 5'-guanosine monophosphate, onion flavor, succinic acid, citric acid.