Hatcho Miso is traditionally made of 100% soybeans (no grains) and it is a darker, more reddish brown than miso made with rice.
Gochugaru is Korean chili pepper flakes or powder.
Korean soy sauce
Japanese Umeboshi Plum Paste, or Neri Ume (練梅), is a very tart, salty paste and used as seasoning for many Japanese dishes.
Sesame paste or Neri Goma (練りごま) is similar to tahini, and we use it to make dressing, sauce, and various things. The difference between neri goma and tahini is that neri goma is made with unhulled sesame seeds and tahini is made with hulled sesame seeds. However, in some cases, neri goma can be made from hulled one. […]
Oyster-Flavored Sauce is a rich, concentrated mixture of oyster extractives, soy sauce, brine and assorted seasonings and it enhances the flavors.
Black vinegar (黒酢) is an aged vinegar made from rice and it’s usually aged for 1-3 years. In Japan, black vinegar is always made from rice. It is deeper in color and flavor, and has a distinct smell and almost smoky flavor. Taste is more mild and less sour than regular rice vinegar. This particular black vinegar shown […]
Sansho pepper (山椒) is a Japanese seasoning powder made from the ground berries of the prickly ash tree. The powder has a peppery-lemon flavor with a long residual heat. Sansho powder is used to season sushi and make various Japanese noodle dishes mildy hot and fragrant. The whole fresh leaves, 木の芽 kinome, are used to flavor […]
Gochujang – Korean hot pepper paste made from red chiles, glutinous rice, and fermented soy beans, and salt.
Karashi (辛子, からし) is a type of mustard used as a condiment or as a seasoning in Japanese cuisine. It is made from the crushed seeds of Brassica juncea. Karashi is usually sold in powder form or paste form in tubes (see the photo).
Kuromitsu (黒蜜), which literally translates as “black honey”, is a very dark sugar syrup made from Japanese unrefined Okinawan kurozato (黒砂糖, black sugar). It is similar to molasses, but thinner and milder. Kurozato is mineral rich and has good health benefit. Kuromitsu is used in many Japanese sweets (wagashi) such as Anmitsu, kuzumochi, pancakes, etc. Kuromitsu […]