The Japanese Chef's Luxury Essentials Box
Find out more about the incredible products in this hamper below
Some of the finest Japanese style ingredients available, from punchy fresh wasabi with a stainless steel wasabi grater, to incredible vinegars, the cherry blossom vinegar is just outstanding. If you enjoy Japanese cookery, this box will lift your cookery to a whole new level!
Order by Monday 18th October
We then order direct with the farmers, fishermen and producers. The restaurant quality ingredients are then picked/ caught at their freshest and sent straight to you in one of our insulated 'woolcool' boxes to arrive on Friday 22nd October
What's Included in the Box
Cherry blossom vinegar
“Perfect with seafood, for dressing salads and vegetables, also suggested as a palette cleanser between courses ”
Cherry blossom vinegar is a Traditional Japanese rice vinegar combined with the sweetness of Sakura cherry blossom. Handpicked in April the blossoms are steeped in vinegar for 6 months to deliver a wonderfully floral flavour and aroma.
Ingredients / Allergens: Cherry blossom vinegar
“Fresh wasabi......the original stuff. Fresh wasabi from Japan is so highly prized it doesn’t leave the country, so the powdered wasabi we so often find is just English mustard powder, mixed with green colouring. You will be blown away by its strength!”
Our fresh wasabi is grown in natural, mineral-rich water on our Dorset and Hampshire farms. The prized rhizomes take at least 18 months to reach harvest. Fine grating breaks down the wasabi at a cellular level instigating an enzyme reaction that delivers an aromatic, fresh flavoured pungency with a natural sweetness.
Fresh wasabi is classically paired with sushi and sashimi. Versatile in the extreme fresh wasabi can also flavour dressings, butters, sauces, ceviches, gravadlax, sorbets, foams and freshly grated will accompany meat or fish.
Ingredients / Allergens: Wasabi
Stainless wasabi grater
“The perfect tool for finley grating wasabi, use in a circular motion.”
Stainless wasabi grater
High quality vinegar fermented in Japanese cedar casks and seasoned with 100% natural kombu seaweed, bonito fish flakes, amazake and mirin.
Tosazu is high quality fermented vinegar seasoned with all natural foods: real bonito soup stock, kombu seaweed, honjozo shoyu (soy sauce) and hon mirin.
Ingredients / Allergens: Rice vinegar, soy sauce (including soya bean and wheat)dried bonito fish, amazake, hon mirin, sweeteners (sugar and high fructose corn syrup) kombucha seaweed.
Micro Coriander cress
“A farm for all the chefs out there, they produce outstanding flavourful ingredients, an inspirational bunch to work with. ”
Micro Coriander cress from the Good earth growers in Cornwall, these guys supply the finest chefs in the country.
Ingredients / Allergens: Coriander ( may contain traces of celery or mustards)
Tagorashi spice mix
“Tagorashi spice mix..... for a slightly unorthodox approach, toss over roasted vegetables to give them a kick. ”
Tagorashi spice mix is full of that umami flavour we all crave, fantastic for seasoning fish and meat, or adding a kick to any broth or stir fry.
Ingredients / Allergens: Re peppers, yuzu peel, black sesame, seaweed, sansho, hemp seeds , poppy seeds.
Red miso gains its dark colour from the longer fermentation time and addition of the richer colour barley.
Excellent for a traditional, flavour full miso soup this miso can also be used to marinate meat, fish and vegetables and can be added to any soup where a rich umami flavour is called for.
Ingredients / Allergens: Soya beans, barley and salt
Wasabi tobiko is an essential ingredient for your sushi. With its fine green colour and punch from the wasabi, this fish roe will add flavour and punch to any dish.
Ingredients / Allergens: Flying fish roe
The unique, tart flavour of fresh yuzu combining lemon, mandarin and grapefruit balances exceptionally well with this mild mustard. Enjoy with cheese, fish or white meats. Add to sauces and dressings for an original burst of citrus that is both surprising and moreish.
Ingredients / Allergens: Mustard 48% (water mustard powder, mustard bran) vinegar, sugar, salt, turmeric, yuzu juice 0.2%
White soy sauce
Shiro murasaki white soy sauce is distinguished by its pale color which allows it to be used as a rich soy seasoning without darkening the colour of the dish in the same way as a traditional soy sauce. Use to seasons stocks, broths, noodles, braised vegetables, seasoned rice, stir fries etc..
This soy sauce can still change color when cooked at high temperature (the amino acids together with the natural sugar in the soy sauce will brown) After opening it can also darken with natural oxidisation.
Keep refrigerated if you want to preserve its pale color but rest assured you can continue using even if the color darkens.
Ingredients / Allergens: Wheat, sea salt, soya beans, alcohol from cane sugar, flavour enhancer E621, acidifier e270, water, traces of aspergillus koji.
Roasted nori seaweed
“Roasted nori seaweed is great added to fish stews or broths to give them much more depth and interest.”
Roasted nori seaweed is a premium quality product, the roasting enhances the flavour and crisp texture
Ingredients / Allergens: Nori seaweed
Sushi rice, perfect for sticky rice, add a dash of one of our vinegars when cooked.
Ingredients / Allergens: Rice