Rich seas and a climate ideal for vegetables & rice result in a most
elegant, healthy and delicately flavoured cuisine: the emphasis being on
Fresh Japanese ingredients are expertly seasoned with dashi stock, shoyu soy
sauce, gomashio, sansho pepper and the fiery wasabi.
Simplicity is key when using Japanese ingredients to create a balance of
flavours, textures, colours and beautiful presentation. The traditional formula
for a Japanese meal is known as soup and three, which comprises a meal
consisting of a soup, a superbly fresh uncooked fish (sashimi), a grilled dish
and a simmered dish. These are accompanied by rice, pickles and tea and
consumed using chopsticks.
The main barrier to learning Japanese cooking is the plethora of unfamiliar
Japanese ingredients. Understanding them is becoming easier with the wealth of
information available and the ability to buy Japanese ingredients online.
Japanese spices include the seven spice blend called Shichimi Togarashi
which is sprinkled over Udon noodles and soups or used as a general seasoning.
Togarashi is the name of the red chillies in the blend, which are mixed with
the other Japanese spices of black sesame seeds, Sansho pepper, ground ginger
root and white sesame seeds. These are then blended with dried orange peel and
Nori flakes, resulting in the seven Japanese ingredients that translate as
Shichimi or seven flavours!
When buying your Japanese ingredients online, dont forget to order Wasabi,
the wonderfully fresh tasting, pungent and cleansing Japanese spice that has a
resemblance to horseradish. Available as a powder, it is simply mixed with a
small amount of water to make a smooth paste served with sushi and sashimi.
Goma Shio is another Japanese ingredient that perfects a Japanese dining
experience. Used as a table condiment, this blend of sea salt and black sesame
seeds is an authentic Japanese seasoning that can be used to enhance the
flavours of any exquisite Japanese dish that graces your table.
We hope that this inspires you to buy Japanese
ingredients online and if you would like any further assistance, then please
do not hesitate to contact us.