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.
Shio Koji is a traditional Japanese condiment composed of fermented rice, salt and water. The wonderful fermented rice flavor, similar to sake, imparts a lot of flavor when marinading proteins and vegetables as well as a flavorful salt replacement. Shio Koji is gaining traction in the North American food scene and is likely one the next big buzz ingredients imported from Japan.
Masato Tea Company, Ceremonial Grade Matcha is Premium-1st Harvest Matcha worthy of the famed Japanese Tea Ceremony. Intended to be comsummed on its own with water to appreciate the natural sweetness and nutty, earthy subtleties.
Furikake was originally developed in Japan around 1912 by a pharmacist as a helpful solution to nutrition deficits. Then it was called Gohan No Tomo, A Friend for Rice. It was then a ground product to be sprinkled on top of cooked rice , vegetables, and fish. Over the last 100 years Furikake has been refined into the product we know today. Aji Nori Furikake is one of the most popular and basic Furikakes in Japan. Aji Nori Furikake has color , texture and a traditional taste. You get an emerald green look and a fresh sea taste from the small nori strips. A delightful crunch and nutty sesame taste from the Toasted White and Black sesame seeds. A perfect balance of sweet and savory from a dash of sea salt and sugar. Its finished off will another dash of complementary color and sea flavor from the sundried black Hijiki. Use Aji Nori Furikake as a tasty topping for a variety of dishes.
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.
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.
Premium green matcha from Shizuoka Prefecture picked from the first harvest is blended with one of the most acclaimed sea salts in Japan. 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. The complex, vegetal, sweet and slightly bitter, alluring taste of matcha makes this salt so unique. The vibrant color and delicate flavor give a sophisticated finishing touch to a broad range of dishes. Traditionally, used as dipping salt for tempura but also recommend for garnishing on sashimi, or other protiens, rice dishes, deserts or pastries.
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.
Yuzu Shichimi Togarashi is a fundamental 7-spice blend with tremendous history and importance throughout Japanese cuisine and represents the history and cultural refinement of this great cuisine. Shichimi Togarashi is a 7 spice blend developed in Edo (Modern Day Tokyo), Japan in 1625. The ingredients were first introduced to the Japanese by Portuguese missionaries around 1605. Over the past 400 years, these spice cultivators and craftsman have been able to refine farming practices and proprietary blending ratios that would make their ancestors proud. The seven prized ingredients that make up Shichimi Togarashi are Bansho Chili Pepper, Yuzu Fruit, Goma Toasted Black Sesame, Otane Hemp Seed, Shiso Japanese Basil, Sansho Chili Pepper and Byakukyo Japanese Ginger. The aroma is highlighted by the warmth given off by the chilies and the bright,floral essence of the yuzu. The clean spicy flavors of the dried peppers standout, but are balanced with toasted black sesame, hemp seed and herbal characteristics of the dried shiso. The ginger is also a welcomed addition to this blend and offer a different type of spiciness, acidity and subtle sweetness. This blend is a pillar of this revered cuisine.
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 milled carefully into a versatile powder. 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.
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 green curry style, found in Miyagi 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 and Matcha Tea give this curry a warm vegetal aroma and deep earthy flavor. Sweetness comes from the Green Cardamom Seeds, Cinnamon’s bright zip and finally, Fenugreek adds its nutty, slightly sweet flavor . Sansho Grape Berry offer a welcomed warmth. The Anethole from fennel offer the licorice flavor and aroma. This refined and perfected green curry balances a ratio of 9 main spices with 8 trace sub spices is extremely popular in this region.