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MIRIN – A CUPBOARD ESSENTIAL FOR JAPANESE CUISINE

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Hon Mirin

HON MIRIN 本みりん (ボトル) 600ml

Mirin is a sweet cooking sake that brings many exquisite flavours to a variety of foods. It's natural amino acids enhance the flavor and richness of your favorite recipes.

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Rice Mirin

RICE MIRIN みりん 150ml

Whilst most mirin nowadays contains sugar and preservatives, Clearspring rice mirin is naturally fermented with koji from just rice with some salt being added at the end of the process.

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MIRIN

Mirin is a type of rice wine similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol content and higher sugar content and is an essential condiment used in Japanese cuisine. Mirin works well with everything from meat and fish to vegetables and tofu.

If the products states Hon mirin, then you know it is the real thing as opposed to Aji-mirin. Hon mirin is fermented from varieties of rice that creates it's sweetness. Only with natural fermentation can the complex savoury flavour of umami be produced.

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki: Mirin gives a mild sweetness to sauces and dishes and is a key ingredient in traditional teriyaki sauce.

 

Oden

Oden: Mirin is the 'secret' ingredient that lends a characteristic flavour to noodle broths and dips. Without mirin, these dishes tend to be flat.

 

Tempura

Tempura set: Dips for tempura and other deep-fried foods, almost always include mirin.


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HEALTHY BUCKWHEAT SUMMER NOODLE DISH

Zaru Soba japanese soba dish

Japanese Zara Soba dish. Very popular dish eaten in hot weather. Cooked, soba noodles are served cold, topped with seaweed, and eaten by dipping in a light tasty sauce with wasabi and spring onion. 

Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat. Buckwheat  is becoming increasingly popular due to its many health benefits. it provides a high source of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – all with relatively few calories and is also a favourite amongst gluten free eaters. 

Health Benefits

  • Improves heart health by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels
  • Contains disease-fighting antioxidants
  • Provides highly digestible protein
  • High fiber content helps improve digestion
  • Doesn’t contain gluten and Is non-allergenic
  • Supplies Important vitamins and minerals
Want to learn more about Buckwheat noodles? Look no further than this detailed article.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

JINDAIJI SOBA 深大寺そば 250g

JINDAIJI SOBA

Originated from Jindaiji, ancient temple in Chofu city, Jindaiji Soba is made from the special soba flour for Inaka taste.

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ORGANIC JAPANESE SOBA 有機そば 200g

ORGANIC JAPANESE SOBA

This Soba noodles are satisfying and versatile as it's quick to cook and delicious in flavour.  

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MATCHA SOBA 茶そば 200g

MATCHA SOBA

Matcha Soba is made from Sarashina soba mixed with Matcha, produced in the speciality Matcha house in Uji, Kyoto, Japan.

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STARTER KIT

SOBA NOODLE STARTER KIT ざるそば基本セット (ESSENTIAL 5 ITEMS)

SOBA NOODLE STARTER KIT

Want to give Zaru Soba a go? We have taken all the hard work out of researching which products you need with this habdy Soba Noodle Starter Kit. Sll you need to make a healthy summer noodle dish!

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JAPANESE TABLEWARE

Sake carafe with two sake cups

Japanese tableware is important as the food itself, and great care is taken to compliment the type of dish with the food that is served in it.

We have lots of different types of authentic Japanese tableware for you to serve your homemade Japanese food. Create your own restaurant atmosphere with traditional, contemporary, beautiful plates, bowls, and chopsticks.

The nice thing about creating a collection is it is perfectly acceptable to 'mix and match' different shapes and styles so you can continually add pieces as you explore making different types of Japanese meals.


FEATURED PRODUCTS

ROLL SUSHI PLATE COMBINATION BLUE (2 SMALL PLATTERS, 2 SHOYU DISHES, 2 CHOPSTICKS) 巻寿司用皿セット(1x寿司皿、2x醤油皿、箸)

ROLL SUSHI PLATE COMBINATION BLUE (2 SMALL PLATTERS, 2 SHOYU DISHES, 2 CHOPSTICKS) 巻寿司用皿セット(1x寿司皿、2x醤油皿、2×箸)

Beautiful Japanese pottery with a traditional blue stripe pattern would make an ideal gift. This boxed set contains two small flat plates for serving sushi or sashimi, together with two bowls for soy sauce and two pairs of chopsticks.

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SAKE SERVING CARAFE & 2 CUPS (SAKURA LIGHT BLUE WITH BOX) 御銚子&御猪口(2個) 桜水色箱入り

Sake carafe with an Elegant sakura motif together with two sake cups, supplied as a boxed set. (Tray for illustrative purposes only).

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SOY SAUCE DISH WITH AN INSET PLUM MOTIF 長方形醤油皿 水色&梅模様 1pc

Delightful soy sauce dish with an insert plum motif.

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MEDIUM SAKE CARAFE MOTTLED LIGHT BROWN 御銚子 () 褐色まだら 1pc

Medium sized sake carafe with a unique mottled abstract design.

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NON SLIP CHOPSTICK(BLUE) すべり防止箸(青) 1pair

A pair of non slip chopsticks with a delicate decorative design. Available in different colours too.

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CHOPSTICK REST (STONE) 箸置き(ストーン) 1pc

A decorative chopstick rest to compliment any style of chopstick. 

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Louise T.

SAKE SERVING CARAFE & 2 CUPS ★★★★★

Great quality items at Japan Food Hall

"The sakura sake server is a stunning pale blue with delicate flower detail. The cups are a simple pale blue with chocolate stripe detail. Beautiful for serving sake when sitting down for a homecooked Japanese meal. Reasonably priced considering the remarkable quality of the items. Really pleased with this set"


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REFRESHING JAPANESE TEA DRINKS FOR THE SUMMER

Refreshing Japanese Tea for Summer

Whether it be Green or Oolong Tea, there can be no doubt that either of these teas are going to be a good healthy choice when looking for a cool refreshing summer drink.

Japanese tea is considered one of the world's most healthiest drinks and contains one of the highest amount of antioxidants of any tea produced.

In addition, there are many health benefits of Japanese Tea, including:

    • Aids weight loss as green tea burns fat
    • Has five times more vitamin C than a lemon
    • High in Catechins which help controls cancers
    • Lowers blood pressure and aids relaxation

Here is a selection of teas for you to try on a hot summers day...


FEATURED PRODUCTS

BARLEY TEA WITH NATURAL MINERALS 健康ミネラル麦茶 500 ml

BARLEY TEA WITH NATURAL MINERALS

Barley tea is the flavour of summer in Japan. This healthy refreshing barley tea with minerals is made by Ito En - one of the most popular tea makers in Japan.

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OI OCHA (GREEN TEA) お~いお茶 緑茶 500ml

OI OCHA (GREEN TEA)

Oi Ocha is Japan's number one green tea brand. Unsweetened with no calories this tea is rich in Vitamin C and natural catechin tea antioxidants.

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GOLDEN OOLONG TEA 金の烏龍茶 500ml

GOLDEN OOLONG TEA

Golden Oolong has a robust taste, golden color and beautiful aroma. Recent research suggests that it may help speed up metabolism, prevent obesity and fight tooth decay.

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OI OCHA (DARK GREEN TEA) お~いお茶 濃い味 500ml

OI OCHA (DARK GREEN TEA)

Oi Ocha Dark offers a brew for those who prefer a much bolder tasting green tea. Unsweetened, and with no calories, this tea is high in the antioxidant catechin.

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POKKA OOLONG TEA ウーロン茶 (缶) 300ml

POKKA OOLONG TEA

Oolong Tea is a traditional chinese tea and is produced by a unique process. Pokka's Oolong tea is a refreshing cold drink and contains no sugars or calories and is full of healthy catechins and antioxidants.

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POKKA GREEN TEA 緑茶 (缶) 300ml

POKKA GREEN TEA

Made exclusively from the finest quality green tea leaves infused with jasmine flowers to create a delicate flavour. A natural source of polyphenols with antioxidant properties, Pokka green tea contains neither artificial colors nor preservatives.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Tianqi H.

OI OCHA (DARK GREEN TEA) ★★★★★

Simple perfection

"Simple perfection, would come back again and again and again until the end of world"

KONNYAKU – THE MIRACLE HEALTH FOOD!

Konnyaku blocks and shirataki noodles in a wooden bowl

Konnyaku is made from a kind of potato and has a jelly like appearance when sold in block form, or made as noodles called Shirataki. It is virtually fat free and has zero calories, being made up of water and dietary fibre glucomannan. When ingested, theglucomannan expands in size giving the impression you are full so an excellent food for people on a diet. It then wraps itself round calories, carbohydrates and fats before being flushed out of your body as a fibre since glucomannan is difficult to digest for humans. In Japan it is know as the broom of the stomach!

It has many health benefits too:

  • Normalises cholesterol levels
  • Prevents Diabetes
  • Prevents High Blood Pressure
  • Helps Obese People
  • Very low in Calories
  • Practically no Fat
  • Full of Dietary Fibre
  • Rich in Minerals
  • Alkaline Food

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SHIRATAKI KONNYAKU NOODLE 糸こんにゃく 200g

Shirataki noodle is made of Konnyaku yam which contains almost no calories, carbohydrates, fat, sugar, protein, or gluten. It can be used for any dishes as it has no flavour its own.

SHIRATAKI KONNYAKU NOODLE

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KONNYAKU BAR (YAM POTATO BLACK) 板こんにゃく () 240g

Konnyaku has almost no calories, but is very high in fiber so makes an excellent choice for people on a diet.

KONNYAKU BAR (YAM POTATO BLACK)

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DRIED KONYAKU SHIRATAKI NOODLES 乾燥 こんにゃく しらたき 100g

Shirataki noodles can be used as a healthy alternative to pasta or noodles.

These special ‘Dried’ Konyaku absorbs flavours from the food they are cooked with making them taste delicious!

DRIED KONYAKU SHIRATAKI NOODLES

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SERVING SUGGESTION

Konnyaku ribbons

  1. Slice the Konnyaku block lengthways into a large rectangle slice.
  2. Divide further into bite sized rectangles.
  3. Cut a slit in the middle of each piece.
  4. Pass one end through the slit and pull down.

Konnyaku Ribbons

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SUMMER VEGETABLE CURRY RICE

Summer Vegetable Curry Rice

Japanese curry is so popular, and so widely consumed in Japan, it has become a national dish!

A wide variety of meats and vegetables are used to make a Japanese curry. For the meat – beef, pork, and chicken are the most popular, and the basic vegetables include onions, carrots, and potatoes.

Curry sauce products come in two different types; a roux or a retort.

Instant curry roux, comes in the form of blocks, which are broken up and sprinkled into hot water to make the sauce.

Retort curry sauces are already made and come in vacuum packed pouches that can be heated up in a microwave or a saucepan.


FEATURED PRODUCTS

JAVA CURRY SAUCE MIX MEDIUM HOT ジャワカレー ソースミックス 中辛 185g

With roasted onion and aromatic spices, Java Curry has deep and spicy flavour.

JAVA CURRY SAUCE MIX MEDIUM HOT

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TASTY CURRY SAUCE MIX MEDIUM HOT とろけるカレー 中辛 200g

One of the best selling Japanese curry sauce mixes with a medium hot taste. Fantastic flavours with six kinds of vegetables and spices, it makes a delicious curry.

TASTY CURRY SAUCE MIX MEDIUM HOT

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GOLDEN CURRY SAUCE WITH VEGETABLES HOT ゴールデンカレー 辛口 230g

Contains vegetables such as potatoes and carrots, so just heat it up and pour over rice. Golden Curry Sauce with Vegetables contains no meat or meat related ingredients.

GOLDEN CURRY SAUCE WITH VEGETABLES HOT

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Pauline E.

TASTY CURRY SAUCE MIX MEDIUM HOT ★★★★★

Very tasty

"Delicious with beef carrots and potatoes on hot rice"

LET'S TRY HEALTHY TOFU

Fresh blocks of Tofu

Tofu, also known as bean curd, is made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks.

Tofu contains all eight essential amino acids. It is also naturally gluten-free, low calorie, contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of protein, iron, and calcium.

Recent studies have shown tofu consumption is associated with lower risk of several specific age and lifestyle-related diseases, such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Breast and prostate cancer
  • Breast and prostate cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Liver damage
  • Age-related brain diseases

 To find out more on Tofu, look no further than this latest article from Medical News Today.


FEATURED PRODUCTS

TOFU FIRM 絹豆腐 ファーム 349g

Firm silken tofu with no preservatives, non-GMO, gluten free, fresh sealed, and no need for refrigeration. 

TOFU FIRM

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ORGANIC TOFU 有機絹にがり豆腐 300g

Made with just three ingredients: organic whole soya beans, spring water from Mount Fuji and Nigari; a naturally occurring mineral rich coagulant derived from sea water. Superior quality organic tofu.

Organic Tofu

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SILKEN AUTHENTIC TOFU 絹ごし風 本格とうふ 300g

Satonoyuki’s Silken style tofu has an exceptional taste. Made with 100% domestic soybeans, Shikoku Kakoki’s brick carton Tofu has a shelf life of 240 days without using preservatives.

SILKEN AUTHENTIC TOFU

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DEEP FRIED TOFU うすあげ (油揚げ) 2pcs 100g

This deep fried tofu has a great texture with a golden brown crisp coating the white and soft tofu.

Deep Fried Tofu

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SERVING SUGGESTION

Hiyayakko Japanese dish

HIYAYAKKO

Hiyayakko is japanese dish made with chilled tofu and toppings and makes a perfect refreshing healthy dish. Toppings vary among households and restaurants, but a standard combination is chopped green onion with katsuobushi (dried skipjack tuna flakes) and soy sauce.

NATTO TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

Natto with spring onion topping

Natto is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. During fermentation, an important powerful enzyme is created which is Nattokinase. It was discovered in Japan by research scientist Dr. Hiroyuki Sumi who was looking for a natural remedy for dissolving blood clots related to heart attacks and stroke.

For more detailed information look no further than to Dr Olive – a cardiovascular expert whose website is dedicated entirely to the study and heath benefits of Nattokinase.

Japan Food Hall has many different types of Natto for you to taste and then make part of your healthy food diet.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

ORGANIC SODACHI PELLET NATTO

 ORGANIC SODACHI PELLET NATTO 有機 そだち 極小粒納豆 40g x 3pcs

Natto made of soy beans grown in organic fertilizers for more than 2 years. The soy beans are gene-recombination free and do not use any chemical pesticides nor chemical fertilizers.

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PELLET NATTO UMAI GA ICHIBAN

PELLET NATTO UMAI GA ICHIBAN 小粒納豆 うまいが一番 45g x 4pcs

This is from Ibaraki prefecture where is famous for Mito natto. This natto is made of releatively sweet soybeans but it is refreshingly fermented.

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HIRUZEN PELLET NATTO

HIRUZEN PELLET NATTO ひるぜん小粒納豆 49.5g x 4pcs

Made of carefully selected small soybeans attached with a little sweeter bonito flavour sauce. 

Stir well to activate the “Umami” in Natto.  Perfect for putting onto the top of cooked rice.

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HIKIWARI NATTO

HIKIWARI NATTO ひきわり納豆 40g x 2pcs

With chopped Japanese soybeans this natto is easier to eat.  

It goes well with soups and also is the preferred type of natto to be fed to infants. 

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Vitalia F.

ORGANIC SODACHI PELLET NATTO ★★★★★

Very good

"Very impressed with the delivery...and the product. I was expecting Natho to be extremely stinky and impossible to eat. The Natto was in fact odourless with a remote scent of coffee once stirred. I have finally found a reliable organic Natto supplier"


ORDER INFORMATION

Chilled Delivery for Natto

All products that are stored in our freezer at the warehouse, including Natto products, are automatically shipped as Next Week Day Noon Delivery.

Upon receiving Natto, it is best to store in the refrigerator and consume within a few weeks.

 

JAPAN'S UNIQUE TAKE ON SPAGHETTI PASTA

Spaghetti with Mentaiko sauce

A typical Japanese pasta dish Spaghetti with Mentaiko sauce.

Japanese Pasta

Japanese have embraced many different foods from other cultures and their love of Italian is no different. Itameshi or 'Italian food' has been very popular for many decades in Japan, with spaghetti first introduced in the 1920's. The sauces and toppings use Japanese products, like spicy cod roe and shredded seaweed as a topping. Why not try Japanese pasta with some of these great pasta sauces we have to offer?

FEATURED PRODUCTS

FRESH TASTE SPAGHETTI SAUCE COD ROE

FRESH TASTE SPAGHETTI SAUCE COD ROE 生風味スパゲティーソース たらこ 2pcs 53.4g

Japanese traditional flavour – cod roe added to Western style spaghetti. Just pour this sauce mix over cooked spaghetti and stir. Enjoy the classic Japanese version of pasta.

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PASTA SAUCE PLUM SHISO

PASTA SAUCE PLUM SHISO まぜるだけのスパゲティーソース 梅しそ 2pcs 53.4g 

Japanese take on spaghetti with a Seaweed topping. Just stir in the small packet of plum, bonito and basil to cooked spaghetti, and then sprinkle the large packet of seaweed over the top. There you go! Japanese style pasta.

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SPAGHETTI SAUCE LEAF MUSTARD WITH RA-YU (CHILLI OIL)

SPAGHETTI SAUCE LEAF MUSTARD WITH RA-YU (CHILLI OIL) スパゲッティーソース ラー油高菜 2pcs 61g

This pasta seasoning contains takana (Japanese mustard leaf) and chilli oil. It makes a great tasty pasta dish.

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MAMA PASTA SAUCE OLIVE OIL WITH GARLIC

MAMA PASTA SAUCE OLIVE OIL WITH GARLIC マ・マー あえるだけのパスタソース ぺペロンチーニ 46g

This sauce makes a fantastic flavoursome dish with red pepper, roasted garlic, and extra virgin olive oil. 

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FRESH TASTE SPAGHETTI SAUCE SPICY COD ROW

FRESH TASTE SPAGHETTI SAUCE SPICY COD ROE 生風味スパゲティーソース からし明太子 2pcs 53.4g

Salty cod roe, chilli powder, and savoury seasonings makes this an easy to prepare spaghetti dish. Just pour the contents over cooked spaghetti, stir through the packet contents and you have a perfect Japanese pasta dish.

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ORDER INFORMATION

Happy Easter!

Hope you all have a fun bank holiday weekend! We are taking orders all over the Easter period, but just remember there is no delivery services on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

YUZU – JAPANESE CITRUS FRUIT

Ume no yado yuzu sake

Ume No Yado Yuzu sake – Yuzu infused sake – beautifully refreshing and very vibrant!

Japanese Yuzu Fruit

Japanese yuzu fruit contains a potent juice which is both citrusy and aromatic.
It has a complex flavour with hints of mandarin, lemon and grapefruit for which there is no Western equivalent .

Yuzu products come in many shapes and forms – as condiments (yuzu pepper) as refreshing alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, or as ponzu seasoned soy sauce to name a few.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Yuzu Pepper

YUZU PEPPER ゆずこしょう 50g

Yuzu pepper is a type of Japanese seasoning, usually used as a condiment for nabemono (japanese hot pot) dishes, miso soup, and sashimi.

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Yuzu Pepper Red

YUZU PEPPER RED ゆずこしょう 60g

Red coloured yuzu flavored seasoning makes many dishes taste unique. Add flavor and heat to Asian dishes like tofu, noodles, sashimi, sushi, dipping sauces, hot-pots and stir fries. 

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Yuzu Pepper Dried

YUZU (FREEZE DRY) ゆず(フリーズドライ) 9g

Freeze-dried yuzu is the zest from the Japanese yuzu citrus fruit. Crispy freeze-dried yuzu zest has delicate floral citrus notes, with a contrasting hint of bitter. Sprinkle over raw squid sashimi, and delicate seafood dishes. Or serve with a tomato salad.

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Yuzu Sake

YUZU SHU ゆず酒 720ml

Plenty of whole natural yuzu (Japanese citrus) has been squeezed into this sake, bringing out the distinctive yuzu flavour with its well balanced acidity and a subtle sweetness. It is great chilled, on the rocks, or mixed into cocktail for some refreshing zing. 

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Yuzu Ponzu

MELLOW PONZU (YUZU SEASONED SOY SAUCE) まろやかポン酢 500ml

Yuzu Ponzu is the perfect seasonsed soy sauce for dumplings, stir fries, as a dipping sauce, salad dressings, for tofu, vegetables, chicken and seafoods.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Japanese Yuzu Fruit

  • Is commonly known as Japanese grapefruit.
  • Has good source of antioxidants that help replenish skin cells.
  • Contains more than 3 times amount of vitamin C than that of lemon.
  • Yuzu seeds create natural cosmetics for skin toning.