Hanamaruki Liquid Shiokoji, a cultured rice condiment

Hanamaruki Foods is a large miso manufacturer founded almost 100 year ago. Their unique preparation of Shiokoji is wonderful for adding umami to many dishes.

Shiokoji is a traditional Japanese condiment made from three ingredients: Salt, Koji (Fermented Rice) and Water.

Hanamaruki’s Liquid Shiokoji is one of a kind and convenient preparation of traditional Shiokoji. Unlike the traditional Shiokoji which still contains grounds of rice, Hanamaruki has filtered out all of the remaining of the ground rice and made it to pure liquid, still containing the rich enzymes from the fermentation process.

Since the liquid Shiokoji is not heat-treated, and the enzymes it contains remain active. These enzymes are effective in neutralizing natural strong scents from meat as it is cooked and also enhance the texture by creating a soft and tender product. Adding LIQUID SHIO KOJI in even small amounts increases the amount of amino acids in a dish, giving you a full-flavored finish.

We highly recommend using this product on Sashimi. You will not be disappointed.

Bring UMAMI into your foods!!

Kaminari Wafu Gekikara Chili Sauce by Kanzuri

Hot sauce that’s one of a kind.

Kanzuri, the traditional seasoning sauce from Niigata’s Myoko City, is made extra spicy by fermenting chili powder for three years.

The Red Kanzuri is made by mixing in what was called “the world’s spiciest” pepper, Habanero. Instead of vinegar, soy sauce is used as a base

Have it with your favorite dishes like Pizza, Pasta, Gyoza Potstickers, Hotpot or even in Ramen~

Red Wafu Gekikara Chili Sauce Ingredients: Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Water,  Salt.), Habanero Pepper, Chili Pepper, Rice  Koji (Molded Rice), Citron, Salt

Setouchi Moshio

A Gift from the Sea

Moshio is salt derived from seawater and seaweed like sargassum. The beige-tinted salt, rich in minerals from seawater and seaweed, has mild flavor, aroma, and umami derived from seaweed that not only set it apart from rock- or sun-dried salt but also gain popularity for Moshio as all-natural health food.

Moshio is the earliest known sea salt produced by our Japanese ancestors nearly 2,500 years ago. Although Japan is surrounded by sea water, the country’s humid, rainy climate has never been well suited for large-scale production of dry salt.

Moshio contains abundant seaweed minerals like iodine, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Relatively low in salinity, Moshio has a mild taste and rich umami.

Moshio contains seaweed’s rich sweetness and is great for many kinds of dishes and uses:

Sprinkle on: Grilled fish, yakiniku barbecue, yakitori chicken skewers
For dipping: Tempura, tofu, steak, etc.

Sushi and Sashimi
Soup stock, vinegared sushi rice, pickles, pickled plums, rice balls

Broth for salt-based ramen.

Food preparation
Seasoning (fish, meat, etc.)

Also for salads, with tofu, gyoza dumplings, making noodles (soba, somen, udon, etc.)
French, Italian, Chinese cuisines, baking, desserts
Bread, baguettes

Shincha 23 is here!!

It’s Shincha Season!!
We have Green Teas from the Land of the Rising Sun, Nippon!!

What is Shincha?

Shincha (新茶 or “new tea”) is a Japanese green tea that comes from first harvest sencha during spring. Shincha comes from the best of the highly-coveted first-harvest leaves.

It’s only available in limited quantities during the springtime which makes it a prized tea. 
During winter, tea plants store minerals and nutrients, such as amino acids, which are then released into the various parts of the plant when it starts to bud.
This provides Shincha its characteristic sweet taste compared to other Japanese green teas, as well as a lower level of astringency. Not only is Shincha made from the best quality leaves, but it is also the freshest tea you can enjoy.

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