What ingredients are never used in Japanese cooking?, 5 Rare Ingredients in Japan, 15 Unique Ingredients for a Japanese Pantry.
There are thousands of ingredients that you can only find at food fairs and roadside stations.
In this article, we will introduce to you some rare stuff we found at Aoyama Farmer’s Market we visited the other day. Rare seasonings such as chili oil, aromatic fish sauce made with sweet fish, citron pepper, black seven-flavored spices, and so on.
Lets look at What ingredients are never used in Japanese cooking?
01. Colorful Pickles and Bottled Paste
These Colorful pickles and bottled paste are so attractive that just by looking at them, you want to open the bottles and eat them all. The Western-style pickles would help to add colors to your dining table.
Some producers are selling “homemade pickles goods” as well. With these ingredients, you can make pickles with your beloved vegetables. These goods were also being sold at Aoyama Farmer’s Market as the pickles were being sold by the company itself in New York City, New York.
02. Rare Seasonings
There were very rare and quality seasonings for example chili oil, aromatic fish sauce made with sweet fish, citron pepper, black seven-flavored spices, and so on.
However, in Japan, there are some seasonings specialty shops as well. With the Japanese old extracting method, they extract sesame oil gently and carefully, so taste and flavor do not decline with the effect of heat. Sesame oil is made in a very special method. Sesame oil specialty shop called “Yamaguchi Goma Honten“.
When you take a sip, the fragrance of rich will fill your mouth and then the sweetness of sesame comes through. That is, the taste of the sesame is not affected by heat. If you choose quality vegetables.
03. Broil and bite into bamboo shoots
The best way to have this kind of just-harvested bamboo shoots is to broil and eat them with salt. Crunchy texture, tasty juice you can savor every time you bite it. You can enjoy the fragrance of spring. You can also enjoy the smell of spring, as the shop is about to close, as it was ￥500 on Sunday afternoon, as the shop was closing. The bamboo shoots are just as big as $1,800.
How do you cook and eat bamboo shoots?
To prepare fresh bamboo shoots follow these simple steps:
- Slender the fibrous outer layers and excess leaves.
- Try to reserve the tender leaves, as they are edible and tasty.
- Cook the shoots uncovered in boiling salted water for about 20-25 minutes.
- At last, slice them and add them to the dish of your choice.
04. Organic Tosayama Gingers
These gingers are growing without relying on an agrochemical or chemical fertilizer. They are grown with the help of the sun, water, land, and microorganism. After washing the surface of the ginger, you can chop it with the skin on or grate it. They are not just tasty but also safe. They are producing without using chemical fertilizers or agrochemicals. Also, this is a ginger ale which is producing today with these gingers. We could try one.
05. Just Arrived at morning. Chinese Yam made in Aomori.
Fresh Chinese yams are sent directly from the growing area of Aomori. They are chewy, tasty and sticky, and fresh. They have a condensed taste but do not smell bad. If you put peeled garlic in tin foil, pour olive oil on them and bake them in an oven for a few minutes, you can have gorgeous whole garlic. They are very tasty. Also, garlic is very fresh.
Chat with Producers
You can ask producers how to cook the ingredients sold at their shops, how to preserve them, and so on. Then you can make up your mind and buy some. The quality of chat and taste are both priceless. So what’s so great about this marche? Please talk with producers directly.
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- Miso Paste.
- Bonito Flakes.
- Shichimi Togarishi.
Hope this article regarding “What ingredients are never used in Japanese cooking?” will help you to find the usages of some rare ingredients in Japan.
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