Amazake is a traditional, sweet drink made from fermented rice or sake lees. Using a process similar to making sake, koji (aspergillus oryzae mold) is combined with cooled whole grain rice to break down the carbohydrates, resulting in a naturally sweet drink. Many Shinto shrines in Japan offer amazake as part of the New Year celebrations, but it can also be enjoyed any time of year.
This special amazake is made from only two natural ingredients: carefully selected rice from Kyushu which is specifically suited for amazake and 100 year old rice koji. No other preservatives, sugar, nor salt is added. Expert craftsmen monitor the rice and water quality, temperature and humidity, which leads to a pure and natural amazake, full of vitamin B and essential amino acids. It also has no alcohol, making it safe for everyone from children to the elderly to enjoy.
Hoshisan was founded in 1906 by the current president’s grandparents and for over 100 years, has been creating products grown from the groundwater deep below Aso City in Kumamoto Prefecture. Using the same original methods, their skilled craftsmen age rice, barley, and soybeans to create their signature products.
Suggested uses:Extremely versatile, enjoy as a drink, sauce or seasoning. Make a drink by diluting in a 1:1 ratio with hot or cold water, milk or soy milk. Use to make a latte or add a piece of ginger for extra flavor. Use like sweet condensed milk on strawberries, as a spread on toast instead of jam, or add to yogurt. Use as a sugar substitute when cooking to add a bit of sweetness to dishes such as Japanese omelets, pancakes and simmered dishes.
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