This vacuum-sealed pack of whole takenoko mizuni bamboo shoot is from Kyushu Japan. This item has no flavoring, so you can make any dishes you like. Takenoko is a classic ingredient for Japanese simmer dishes called “Nimono”, sukiyaki and seasoned rice dish“Takikomi-Gohan.”
Monaka is a Japanese sweet made of azuki bean jam filling sandwiched between two thin crisp wafers made from rice flour. This Pink Monoka doesn’t contain any fillings, so you can fill them with anything you want. Modern monaka are usually filled with ice cream! You also can make canapé (a type of hors d’œuvre,) by serving as the base for savory ingredients of your choice.
Yuzu Juice is a sour Japenese citrus fruit, that has a flavor that is cross between grapefruit and lime. A 1 liter pouch of frozen yuzu juice. Frozen straight after squeezing in Japan for ultimate freshness. You will not be able to find a fuller tasting, fresh yuzu juice like this one. Shelf life: 12 months in a freezer
Soft water is surface water that contains low concentrations of ions and in particular is low in ions of calcium and magnesium. The best dashi is made from soft well water. Soft water is important because hard water will significantly impede the extraction of Umami from the ingredients such as kombu. This Yukitsubaki soft water (ppm Lev.16) is also highly recommended to cook Tsubaki Rice to maximize the flavor and amazing texture of Tsubaki Rice.