Rishiri Kombu is sweet, saltier, and harder than MA Kombu. Its dashi is rich, savory and clear. Rishiri-Kombu is thinner than ma-kombu and is thinly wedge-shaped near the stem. The leaves are dark brown and hard. Rishiri Kombu is mainly used to make stock and is especially popular in tea-ceremony dishes in Kyoto. The hard leaves prevent it from discoloration or deterioration when shaved, making it a perfect ingredient for premium tororo-kombu.
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Katsuobushi Asukezuri originates from the Skipjack tuna. A tuna is cut into 4 loins , simmered for a couple of hours rubbed with fish paste and smoked for at least a month. The loins go through at least several cycles of mold (similar to koji mold) spraying, humid resting and sun drying over the next 6 months. Katsuobushi Asukezuri thick shaved pieces have a Smokey taste full of umami that is the flavor backbone of traditional Japanese cooking. This fantastic umami packed accent is critical for making dashi and sauces. Katsuobushi Asukezuri’s thickness (over 0.2mm) makes it used often when making a braise with fully seasoned rich flavored Dashi. Also used as an ingredient in Seafood and pasta dishes.
Tosaka Nori Green is a variety of seaweed resembling wakame. Ao Tosaka Nori Green is green in color and has a thicker and crunchier leaf than wakame. It is rather neutral and clean tasting. It is an ideal addition to sashimi, salads and a variety of creative colorful applications.
Aonori is a type of edible dried green sea weed flake. It is commonly used for flavoring Japanese foods by sprinkling flakes over the dish. Aonori gives an added seaweed kick to savory Jpanese recipies. Aonori is also used as an ingredient in yaki-soba (fried buckwheat noodles), okonomi-yaki , negi- yaki (Japanese style pancakes), tako-yaki (octopus balls), yaki-udon (fried thick white noodles). Aonori is also a great addition to tororo (shredded Japanese vegetables), natto and rice balls.
Hijiki Seaweed is a common ingredient across many Japanese dishes. It is used in salads, as a furikake on top of rice, in dashis and broths, or as a seasoning, among others. Hijiki is rich in dietary fibre and essential minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. Farmers harvest the Hijiki in the spring between May and March during low tide. After collection, the seaweed is boiled and then dried in the open air. It can be milled as used as a powder or reconstituded.
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Wakame, Cut is an edible seaweed that has a slightly sweet and umami flavor. Wakame grows along low tide lines of exposed ledges. Since its often directly amid oncoming waves its one of the more difficult seaweeds to harvest. Only young 5 year plants are harvested in order to allow older plants to continue to produce spores and young plants. It comes fully dried and sliced into small pieces. Its delicate texture readily absorbs the flavors of paired ingredients. Its easily rehydrate by pouring hot water over it and letting it sit for 10 minutes, drain and use.
Katsuobushi, or Skipjack Tuna is filleted into 4 loins, simmered for couple of hours, deboned, rubbed with fish paste and then smoked for about a month. Each loin is then elegantly shaved down to create a perfect shape and is sprayed with a mold similar to Koji. The finished loins spend the next 6 months cycling between the humid fermentation room and the dry sunlight. Once complete, it is packaged whole or shaved. Katsuobushi is a fundemental and critical ingredient across all Japanese cuisine. It can be found in soup stocks (Dashi), salads, dipping sauces, marinades, rice dishes, sushi and is often used as a garnish.