We've teamed up with our friend, Pickled Plum, a food blog featuring easy homestyle Japanese recipes, to create this limited edition Pickled Plum Care Package featuring some of Caroline's favorite Japanese cooking ingredients, as well as a few of her easy to make and delicious recipes to help you create Japanese inspired dishes in your own home!
Ingredients: Yuzu, miso (rice, soybean and salt), beet sugar
Unlike the typical miso found in your local grocery store, this flavored miso combines the salty umami flavor of miso with one of Japan’s most beloved citrus fruits: yuzu. It adds the perfect tart sweetness to this award winning yuzu miso which is made by a 66 year old woman who is striving to protect the yuzu industry in Tokushima by creating her own yuzu products and bringing in younger farmers to help with the harvest.
SODA BUSHI DASHI POWDER (だしパウダー)
Producer: John Mung Company
Ingredients: Soda bushi (frigate tuna)
Dashi in many ways defines Japanese cuisine, providing savory flavors from the sea. The John Mung Company, located in the southernmost port town of Kochi Prefecture on Shikoku Island, a hidden city with a small population and no highways or railways, hand-makes this dashi powder using 100% soda bushi, a frigate tuna local to the island. It can be used as a seasoning or a traditional soup stock.
KYOTO STYLE SHICHIMI TOGARASHI (七味 中辛)
Ingredients: Chili pepper, sesame seed, sansho (Japanese pepper), shiso (Japanese basil), dried citrus peel, hemp seeds, green seaweed
Shichimi Togarashi (lit. seven-flavor chili pepper) is a citrus and spice blend commonly found in Japan. In Kyoto, more prominence is given to sansho, the green Japanese pepper that has a distinct refreshing aroma, tingling heat and a pronounced citrus flavor. Dintora has been handcrafting their shichimi since 1890. The family roasts each of the ingredients separately before blending them together using a protected family recipe.
DONBURI (RICE BOWL) SAUCE (丼もののたれ)
Producer: Yagisawa Shoten
Ingredients: Soy sauce (from Iwate Prefecture), unrefined cane sugar (from Kagoshima Prefecture), hon mirin (true/genuine mirin from Gifu Prefecture) (includes soy and wheat)
Donburi are savory rice bowls topped with seasonal vegetables and protein covered in a sweet yet savory sauce. This donburi sauce is made from three simple ingredients: soy sauce using white-grain soybeans, unrefined cane sugar and hon mirin (lit. true/genuine mirin). The ingredients are combined using the hon kaeshi method in which sugar and mirin are added to heated soy sauce and left to age, allowing for the full umami flavors to be enhanced and blend together.
SEASONED SHIO (SALT) KOJI FOR FISH (塩こうじ 魚専用)
Ingredients: Rice koji (domestic), rice (domestic), salt, mirin, ginger, lemon juice, basil, pepper, bay leaf, alcohol
Shio koji is a natural seasoning used in Japanese cuisine to marinate, tenderize, and draw out the flavor of foods. It can also be used as a salt substitute, sharpening the flavors in food while adding a subtle underlying sweetness. This Seasoned Shio Koji from Kojiwadaya blends Japanese flavors (mirin) with non-traditional spices (lemon, basil and bay leaf) to create a unique addition to any of your fish dishes.
5 GRAIN BEAUTY UDON (五種の雑穀うどん)
Producer: Koyama Seimen
Ingredients: Wheat flour, black rice flour, rice bran, red rice flour, glutinous barley flour, brown rice flour, sea salt (includes wheat)
Size: 170g (2 servings)
Udon, a thick glutinous noodle typically made from one single type of wheat flour, is one of Japan’s most popular noodles. What makes ours unique is the addition of five different types of domestic grains which provide an array of flavors, textures and colors, all crafted in the traditional way.
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