These are just a few of the special items we'll be including in our upcoming August Summer Celebration Nourishing Essentials Care Package

Be sure to order yours by July 31st!

Izumo soba which wanted to become Hiyashi Chuka
冷やし中華になりたかった出雲そば つゆ付


Cold noodles are the perfect Japanese dish during the hot days of summer. One of the most popular noodle dishes is Hiyashi Chuka, which translates into“chilled Chinese”. Cold noodles are topped with slices of shrimp, ham, chicken or crab, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and a refreshing vinegar soy dressing.

We've included these homemade additive-free soba noodles, made from freshly ground domestic buckwheat flour using traditional 100 years of Namasoba making methods, and a light lemon, soy vinegar sauce. All you need to do is add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Suggested use:Boil the noodles for 3 minutes, drain, transfer to ice cold water to chill, drain then add broth. Top with slices of shrimp, ham, chicken or crab  with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes (or any of your favorite summer vegetables)
Ingredients:Noodles: Flour (domestic), buckwheat flour (domestic), salt Soup: brewed vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, lemon juice, salt, dried bonito, (including some wheat, soy beans)
Nutritional information: N/A

Yamanashi's 5 Year Aged Red Wine Vinegar


For over 60 years, Takaaki Amamiya, the founder of Kodama Ikiiki, has been focused on creating a world-class wine vinegar made with Japanese grapes. In keeping with that intention, he worked day and night to make a wine vinegar that is infused with Japanese food culture.

Quality is the first principle behind this red wine vinegar, made entirely from 10 different varieties of grapes from Yamanashi Prefecture. It's carefully aged for over 5 years to produce afruity aroma, smooth yet gentle sour taste, mild acidity and a richness and fullness not found in other vinegars.  

Located in the approximate center of Japan, Yamanashi Prefecture boasts Japan's largest grape production with 80% of its soil occupied by forest and a sharp contrast between its day and night temperatures. The grapes are of a high quality due to sun exposure, water, soil and cultivation technology. The depth and umami flavor of this vinegar come from the large variety of grapes used, while the mellow finish comes from the long aging time and double fermentation process. 

Wine vinegar is not only a seasoning, but it's also known that for being good for the body given it's high polyphenol content. Use it for cooking or as a drink, to provide a daily dose of energy, health and happiness!

Suggested use:Use it for cooking to add a rich and crisp taste to stewed dishes, or meat dishes. Can be used in salad dressing or diluted into water (flat or sparkling) with a touch of honey for a healthy summer tonic. 
Ingredients:Wine (100% from Yamanashi Prefecture)
Nutritional information: N/A 

Blueberry Amazake

Amazake is a traditional sweet sake made from fermented rice that contains no alcohol and is natural sweetened from the rice, with no added sugar. It's a favorite drink in Japan for both adults and children!

This amazake contains summer blueberries from Japan and can be enjoyed as is or mixed with anytime of milk for extra richness. It can be served cold, warm or hot (we recommend chilled on a hot summer day!).

Our favorite and recommended way to enjoy it is as a guilt-free sorbet. Pour the contents into a bowl and put it in the freezer until frozen. Makes for the perfect guilt-free summer sorbet! 

Suggested use:Enjoy as is (can be served cold, warm or hot) or add to any type of milk for extra richness. For a guilt-free summer sorbet, pour the contents into a bowl and put it in the freezer until frozen.
Ingredients:Rice koji, rice (domestic), blueberries (domestic), grape juice (domestic grapes), vitamin C

Nutritional information:N/A

And more!

Be sure to order your August Summer Celebration Nourishing Essentials Care Package by July 31st!





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