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Japanese Food & Ingredients

The Japanese food specialists! Buy Japanese ingredients online - order the same Japanese food and brands you'd find in a Japanese supermarket. Fermented soybeans form the backbone of Japanese cuisine: in umami-rich soy sauce and miso paste. Combine with sweet mirin wine, sushi rice, rice vinegar and dashi stock for a basic Japanese storecupboard.

About Japanese cuisine

Japanese cuisine embodies impeccable presentation, clean flavours and fresh ingredients. Meals are elaborate affairs steeped in ceremony and ritual with numerous main dishes served alongside steamed rice, pickles and dipping sauces– each presented in carefully chosen, individual bowls.

With its strong focus on seasonal ingredients and due to its Buddhist heritage, Japan has a history of vegetarianism – with the exception of fish. A distinctive flavour in Japanese cooking is an ‘umami’ savouriness which often occurs in ferme