Umaminaturè

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  Umaminaturè is… ・developed for professional chefs ・all-natural–made from naturally preserved kombu, which contains the “highest levels of glutamate umami compounds of any natural foodstuff in the world.” ・MSG-free seasoning ・no additives ・can be used in a variety of dishes We have 4 different types at Hitachiya-USA now: Plain, Basil, Shiso and Yuzu.  You can use Umaminaturè as a seasoning on top or mix it in with your dishes. When I tried the Plain on top of my sea bream sashimi, it ...

Living Dilligently

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There has been increasing amounts of customers visiting our store in Tsukji, Japan in preparation for the New Years. Today I will introduce you a very useful tool for making delicious Black Beans for a traditional Japanese New Years meal. Tetsu-nasu (Metal Eggplant) Put it boiling water with your black beans and the eggplant will make your beans shine with a beautiful color. Otoshi-buta (Wooden Lid) Contact with air will cause your black beans to become wrinkled while cooking. Prevent ...

Shinmai Rice

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It’s this time of year now…. the fall season for shinmai (新米)or new harvest rice!! I just got a package of homemade rice from my parents from home as well. I immediately ate the rice with dried food and fish boiled in soy sauce, both from the Tsukiji Market. The aroma of freshly cooked rice never fails to make me happy. At Hitachiya, we have always been introducing  this Traditional Earthenware Rice Cooker and Ohitsu. I especially recommend these to customers who ...