We've teamed up with our friend Marc Matsumoto, culinary creator and food & beverage consultant based in Tokyo, Japan, toshare some of his favorite Japanese cooking ingredients along with his popular recipes to help you discover the art of intuitively cooking Japanese food and exploring the depth of Japanese cuisine.
Marc publishes a food blog and YouTube channel calledNo Recipes, where he teaches everyday cooks how to elevate their meals using easy to follow recipes that focus on the why behind basic cooking techniques, not just the how. He also hostsBento Expoon NHK World, introducing the world to the delightful art of Japanese bento box lunches.
In addition to a colorful recipe guide with 15 of Marc's favorite recipes, this limited edition Care Package includes:
AWASE SHINISENO DASHI(老舗のだし) Producer:Nagaike Konbu Prefecture:Osaka Ingredients:Ma-konbu(“true” kelp),katsuobushi(dried bonito) Size:10 packages (each makes 600ml of dashi)
Awase dashi, a combination of konbu (kelp) and katsuobushi (dried bonito),is the most commonly useddashi(broth) in Japan. These convenient to use packs include the rarest and most valuable naturalma-konbu(lit. "true kelp") from Southern Hokkaido and katsuobushi caught using a traditional fishing method to create a pure, sweet and mellow dashi.
Just a drop of this premium-quality soy sauce, made using 200 year old family traditions and equipment, will add savory umami to your dishes. Each bottle takes three years to make with artisan brewers attending to it twice daily. Marunaka's brewing facility has also been recognized by the Japanese government as a National Tangible Cultural Property. Enjoy each drop like you would a fine wine!
1 YEAR AGEDYUZU GOSHO(一年熟成 ゆずごしょう) Producer:Kuroiwasou Prefecture:Oita Ingredients:Yuzu peel (from Oita prefecture), green chili pepper (from Oita prefecture), salt Size:60g
In this handmade blend of citrus and spice, Kuroiwasou combines yuzu, Japan's beloved citrus fruit, with green chili peppers and sea salt from Japan’s tropical islands of Okinawa. It is then aged for over a year using a secret method to enhance and persevere the natural flavor and aroma of their quality ingredients.
In many ways,shio konbu(salt kelp) defines Japanese cuisine. It's made by boilingstrips of konbu in traditional Japanese flavors to soften and draw out itsumami characteristics,then cut into bite sized pieces to add balanced salty yet sweet flavors to any dish
NORI (SEAWEED) SHEETS (焼き海苔) Producer:Isoya Prefecture:Saitama Ingredients:Dried seaweed Size:10 half-sized sheets (2 packages of 5 sheets (10cm x 19cm))
Isoya captures the subtle art and nostalgic taste of home roasted seaweed in these nori sheets. Each sheet is carefully grilled under the watchful eye of skilled roasting craftsmen, then cut in a temperature and humidity controlled room, ensuring optimal quality and a crispy texture.
***Please note that due to COVID-19 there is an additional $5 shipping charge on this product at checkout due to the changes in Japan Post's shipping methods.***
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