Iio Jozo has added honey to their amazing Purple Sweet Potato vinegar to sweeten it up a bit. Now we have an earthy, tart and sweet vinegar that could become the perfect shrub, vinaigrette or whatever you feel would be the best application. Enjoy this wonderful provision.
Ingredients: water, purple sweet potato, rice, honey
Iio Jozo is a 123 year old vinegar company located on the Sea of Japan near the town of Miyazu. By controlling the process from start to finish and sticking to traditional production methods, Iio-san produces what is arguably the highest quality rice vinegar in Japan.
This wild konbu (dried kelp) has been sourced by Konbu Doi from Kakkumi-hama in Hokkaido for the past twenty plus years. It is sustainably harvested, hand-selected and aged. Because it is full of umami and refined sweetness, Ma Konbu is the best for cooking with, whether it is used in a dashi or for wrapping fish (konbu-jimi). Doi-san's Ma Konbu is stiff yet pliable. When used to create konbu dashi (see link below) it creates a broth that has a touch of green color, a clean, briny scent and loads of umami flavor. This konbu satisfies the soul...
For over 110 years Konbu Doi has been dedicated to supplying the highest quality konbu (dried kelp). Out of their current shop on a traditional shopping street in the Tanimachi section of Osaka, Konbu Doi sells only Ma Konbu sourced from the clean, cold waters off Kakkumi-hama in Hokkaido.
The flavor has sweet soy nose with the slightest hint of smoke and such a balanced umami - it is a truly remarkable brew. The level of flavors are amazing, one playing off each other. Simply put, this is the best soy sauce we have ever tasted. Please refrigerate after opening.
Ingredients: water, soybeans, wheat, salt
Currently run by 18th generation Nomura-san, Horikawaya Nomura is a 300 year old soy sauce company located in Gobo City, Wakayama Prefecture. Having perfected their methods over centuries, Horikawaya Nomura still uses wood fires to make their soy sauce. The end product is what we believe is one of the world’s best soy sauces.
We have traveled all over Japan, meeting with artisanal producers of traditional ingredients (tough job, we know). What we've found is amazing: perfectly roasted sesame seeds, konbu hand-harvested from the cold, clean waters off of Hokkaido, tamari produced by a company over 200 years old, and rice vinegar made by a company so exacting that they grow their own rice, make it into sake and then turn it into vinegar.
Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques have been making their way into restaurant and home kitchens across North America. With our ingredients you can elevate your cuisine.