Wasabi Salt is an ultra premium garnishing and general sodium alternative with incredible 100% Hon Wasabi flavor. This salt is made with what the Japanese classify as “Snow Salt”. They find it to be the purest sea salt available and its fine granuals deliver flavor to each application faster and more uniformly, a wonderfully versatile texture. This incredible salt delivers the spicy and aromatic qualities of 100% Hon Wasabi Root that can be conveniently dusted on proteins, vegetables, rice dishes or tempura. The versatility and flavor of this premium salt is unmatched.
Yuzu salt can be described as floral, zesty, bright and exciting. The Yuzu flavor is fresh, bright and slightly tart, closely resembling that of the grapefruit, with overtones of tangerine and meyer Lemon with hints of Pine. This salt is made with what the Japanese classify as "Snow Salt". They find it to be the purest sea salt available and its fine granuals deliver flavor to each application faster and more uniformly, a wonderfully versatile texture. Yuzu salt is a stimulating sodium alternative that will elevate your menu.
Japan has been refining the original British curry recipe since it arrived in Japan over 100 years ago. The modern Japanese culinary scene is saturated with curry stands and it is the second most consummed dish behind sushi. This regional, northern red curry style, found in the Aomori Prefecture lends this curry to be milder with more emphasis on the umami qualities when its compared to its Indian & Southeast Asian counterparts. The Coriander, Cumin & Turmeric give this mix a herbal aroma and deep earthy flavor. Sweetness comes from Green Cardamom Seeds, Cinnamon brings bright zip and the Fenugreek adds its nutty slightly sweet flavor. Japanese Red Chilies provide the signature heat, while the Anethole from Fennel & Star Annise add the licorice flavor and aroma. This refined and perfected red curry balances a ratio of 9 main spices with 8 trace sub spices is extremely popular in this region.
Mustard plants are very rare in Japan. Japanese mustard seeds are very high quality seeds with powerful aroma & flavors. Wagarashi has a very hot mustard taste opposed to western mustards. Japanese Hot Wagarashi mustard powder consists of only ground yellow/brown Japanese mustard seeds. Traditional hot Japanese mustard is made by only adding water to milled seed powder which yields a very straight forward spicy flavor and allows it to be used well with a variety of other ingredients across many applications.
Like many traditional Japanese ingredients, Miso was developed out of preservation necessity. Aka Country Miso Powder is a dried and milled representation of the traditional country miso made from whole soybeans, salt and rice koji. It yields the classic miso flavor you are expecting, only in a highly-versatile powdered form. Aka Country Miso Powder is a dark redish brown in color and has a rich and savory flavor. Deeply fragrant, its color comes from longer aging. Aging time is 5 to 6 months.
Mustard plants are very rare in Japan. Japanese mustard seeds are very high quality seeds with powerful aroma & flavors. Yoogarashi has a milder mustard taste similar to western mustards. Karashi Yoogarashi mustard powder is made from ground yellow & white Japanese mustard seeds and has a more subdued and elegant flavor. Traditional mild Japanese mustard is made by only adding water to milled seed powder which yields a simple mustard flavor and allows it to be used well with a variety of other ingredients across many applications.
Japanese Akajiso Tea Cut Leaf is made with whole dried Japanese Red Shiso leaves which are hand selected and minimally handled to preserve the highest quality aroma and flavor. They then processed carefully into a tea-cut size. Unsalted & unpickled, this lively, vibrant ingredient ranges from basil to mint, with earthy, vegetal overtones and a little zip. All Natural. Pesticide Free. Dried naturally and prepared using traditional Japanese techniques.
Regional Japanese Hot Red Chili Pepper, naturally dried in the sun and milled into a powder. This full flavored chili is harvested at the peak of ripeness to preserve its signature bright red color from a select linage of the finest red chili peppers. This powerful chili pepper originated in Japan after Hideyoshi Toyotomi received them in 1592 as a reward for his service in the Korean Invasion.
Kyoto Shiro Miso Powder is a made from 3 month old miso paste which is light in flavor and color. The paste is dried naturally in the sun and then milled into a powder. This incredible ingredient is very versatile, giving the chef the ability, convenience and control to flavor a multitude of applications subtly. Dust on protiens, vegetables, rice dishes, noodles, tempura and salads.
Rice kernels are covered with a fragrant white bloom of aspergillus oryzae mold. The mold releases enzymes that ferment the rice by decomposing its carbohydrates and proteins. Make Shio Koji by combining koji rice , salt and water and allow the mixture to ferment for a couple of weeks at room temperature. Shio Koji is a thick , slightly lumpy paste that is salty and has a light miso flavor. Use Shio koji as a salt substitute, marinate meat and fish or pickle vegetables. Shio Kogi can also be used as a soy sauce substitute. Koji is one of the key ingredients used in making miso, sake, and amazake.