On nearly every restaurant table in Okinawa, Japan's southernmost tropical islands, you’ll find a bottle of Kōrēgusu chili sauce. This hot sauce is the quintessential condiment in Okinawa, adding heat and flavor to stir fries, Okinawan soba, and more.
Kōrēgusu is made by soaking island chili peppers in awamori, an alcoholic type of sake that is produced and almost entirely consumed solely in Okinawa. It’s made from long grain rice but unlike sake, it is distilled instead of brewed. Awamori is said to be Japan’s oldest spirit with a history dating back over 600 years.
Higa Seicha produces Okinawan soul food products and turned traditional kōrēgusu into a convenient to use chili paste while keeping the same taste and core ingredients: island chili peppers and awamori. Okinawan island peppers are known for their intense heat and aroma so please enjoy with caution. A little goes a long way!
Suggested uses:Add to broths, soups, stews, sauces, and marinades for extra heat. Take care! This chili paste is extremely hot and spicy. Use sparingly and do not touch your body - especially your eyes - after touching this paste.
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