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 beautiful, light, almost rose-colored 'nama' (unpasteurized) shoyu delivers in every way. It is extremely well balanced, has mild saltiness, sweet fruitiness and is deep with umami. Please refrigerate once open.
Ingredients: water, organic soybeans, organic wheat, sea salt, koji
Founded in 1902 in Saitama Prefecture outside of Tokyo, Yamaki Jozo produces their traditionally brewed soy sauce using Japan-grown whole soy beans, wheat, salt and water from a spring at the top of a local mountain.
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.
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.