Yugeta's organic soy sauce is made from Japanese-grown organic soybeans and wheat. Traditionally aged in cedar vats for one year, this organic soy sauce has a yeasty, fermented nose and a light coffee color. It is great for adding flavor to broths or for dipping. Please refrigerate after opening.
Ingredients: water, organic soy bean, organic wheat, salt
Yugeta Shoyu has been making soy sauce since 1923 just outside Tokyo in a village called Tawame, Saitama Prefecture. Today the company is run by fourth generation Mr. Yohichi Yugeta, who is keeping alive traditional shoyu (soy sauce) making. Yugeta Shoyu’s soy sauce is brewed naturally and uses only Japan-grown wheat and soybeans.
Nomura-san's miso is some of the best we have ever tried. His commitment to his koji for each miso is a testament to his fine condiments. This wonderful awase miso is what they called a mixed miso, which is something of a cross between white and red miso. Nomura-san ages this miso for one and a half years. The flavor is similar to red, but more mellow and less salty, which works perfectly with subtle flavors. One of our favorite ways to use this product is in a miso soup with eggplant or clams (or any other briny seafood). Keep refrigerated.
Ingredients: rice, barley (wheat), soybean, salt
Shipping Notes: all orders that include miso will be shipped via Priority Mail or faster. The miso is shipped with a cold pack to keep it cool during shipping. It is fine if the cold pack melts in transit, just place the miso in the refrigerator upon arrival.
Horikawaya Nomura is a 300 plus year old soy sauce & miso brewery located in Gobo City, Wakayama Prefecture. Over the centuries they have perfected their use of traditional techniques to produce some of the best soy sauce and miso that we have tasted.
Dried shiitake mushrooms are such an important player in Japanese cuisine because they add so much umami. Takehisa’s Donko Dried Shiitake are some of the best because they are grown slowly over the winter, which amplifies their earthy umami, flavor and aroma.
These make delicious dashi, boiled dishes and bases for soup. They’re also really great for Chinese recipes because of their thick texture. Secret tip: they’re perfect to eat after they have been rehydrated - so don’t throw them away!
Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
Ingredients: dried shiitake mushroom
For over 85 years Takehisa has been a family-owned shiitake company located in Chikugo in Kyushu.