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 ...

Apples Under the Sun

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I unconsciously end up sun drying my apples when ever I buy them. Fresh apples taste delicious, but did you know that you could enjoy the rich concentration of apples and their juiciness when they are dried under the sun? Half dried apples are so soft that it feels like you are touching a baby’s upper arm! Just the softness is enough to make you relax, but the delightful surprise after you taste them is even better! Homemade dried apples ...

Fried Chicken Modoki

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Another Modoki Ryori recipe made by our staff! *If you want to know what Modoki Ryori is, check out our last post with the explanation from here! Fried Chicken Modoki Recipe I highly recommend people to try cooking this dish. It’s easy and fast to cook.  Plus it’s healthier than an actual fried chicken, but still tastes like a real fried chicken.  Yummy and healthy at the same time! Ingredients (for 2 people) Kuruma-fu………………………………………………. 40g. Dried Tofu (Kouya Tofu)…………………………… 40g. ...