Japanese Zha Cai (Szechuan Pickles)


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Ingredients:Zha cai (domestic), fish sauce, sugar, fermented seasonings, bonito stock, sesame oil (includes sesame), apple cider vinegar, salt, spices (chili pepper, pepper)
Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free
Storage:Refrigerate after opening and use as soon as possible.

Zha cai (Szechuan vegetable) is a type of pickled mustard plant stem originating from Chongqing, China. The knobby, green stem is salted, pressed and dried before being rubbed with a hot red chili paste then fermented in an earthenware jar (similar to the process of making Korean kimchi).

Known as zāsai in Japanese, this rare, high-quality zsai cai is domestically grown and processed in Japan. Less spicy than its Chinese counterpart, it has a perfectly harmonized spicy, sour, and salty taste with a noticeably crunchy, yet tender texture.

Enchu Shokuhin was founded in 1919 and has been creating products that maintain traditional handmade tastes for over 100 years. They partner directly with local farmers and producers to support these shrinking domestic industries, while also ensuring their ingredients, which they consider blessings of the earth, are naturally sourced.

Suggested uses: Enjoy as is or chop into small pieces and add to fried rice, ochazuke (atop a bowl of rice with dashi poured on top), pork or beef stir fries, minced meat, omelets, or meat based soups. Chop finely and mix with mayo and use instead of tartar sauce.

Japanese Zha Cai and Chive Omelet

DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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