500g x 4
Aged, Fermented, Slightly Smokey Fish Flavor
Light Brown With Redish Hue
Contains Fish As An Ingredient
Japanese Akajiso Bulk is made with whole dried Japanese Red Shiso leaves. This is the unprocessed form of bulk dried leaves, hand selected and minimally handled to preserve the highest quality aroma and flavor. 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.
Yaki-Nori or Roasted Seaweed is a vital ingredient of the sushi trade, used primarily for Maki and Nigiri. As sushi has become more mainstream, ingredients such as nori have been used across many cuisines. Nori is rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals and has a wonderful natural flavor. Yaki-Nori sheets date back to the Edo period where it was first produced following the same techniques used in making paper. Nori grows best at a depth of around 25 feet and is typically grown on nets that can be easily harvested by boats. Each plant takes about 45 days from seed to first harvest and can reharvested about 10 times.
Prized in Japan for being the fleshiest of berries, they are collected while still green in May. These berries are a burst of flavor consisting of citronella, Meyer lemon, mint, black pepper with a lingering numbness left on the tongue. A fun, vibrant ingredient to expand the flavor profile of any creation.
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.
Buckwheat is the second most harvested crop in Japan, behind only rice, making it a foundational ingredient throughout the cuisine. Buckwheat Soba is the bedrock pasta of Japanese Cuisine. If ramen is the Ramones of the noodle world, Soba is the Beatles. The thinking-man's noodle, a noodle of simplicity and contemplation. Crafted following multi-century old traditions handed down through the generations to carefully achieve the perfect nodogoshi, or "throat feel". Just the right amount of gluten to provide the ideal chewiness and texture. Serve hot or cold, in a dashi broth or dip in a kaeshi sauce (soy sauce and mirin base).
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, Cinnamons 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.
Whole Black Garlic Bulbs, fermented in an ideal environment located in the Aomori Prefecture of Japan. Craftsman patiently mind the fermentation of the bulbs for around 30-45 days. Their craftsmanship yields a wonderfully versatile ingredient full of aroma, texture and flavor. Aromas of black truffle and mellowed garlic, texures of dried fruit and flavor notes of dried fig, raisin, balsamic with subtle garlic undertones. Sublime.
Udon Katakuriko, or Udon made from potato starch is made in the Hokkaido style, a mountainess region that receives heavy snowfall and is also one of the largest potato producing regions. The starch from the potato flour doesn't provide much potato flavor, but is necessary to produce the ideal Koshi, or "strong texture" preferred by most Udon lovers. This versatile noodle can be served hot or cold, in a broth or plain with a dipping sauce.
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.
Wakame Seaweed is a fundemental ingredient of Japanese Cuisine. It is used across many applications, such as salads, added to dashis and soup bases, or as a stand alone ingredient. Wakame is slightly sweeter than Hijiki and doesn't have the bitterness. It has been harvested by sea-farmers for 1300 years. Wakame grows best in cold, well oxygenated waters that are abundant with reefs or rocky sub-terrain.