“Yamadai” Sushi Vinegar 500ml - Healthy Vinegar With No Synthetic Sweets Or Preservatives
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Yamadai Sushi Vinegar
Uses "Simamas" salt that has been prepared in a flat kettle.
This vinegar can be used as vinegar for sushi rice, but it can also be used for a wide range of other dishes like simmered fish, salad, etc.
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The "Yamadai" Vinegar Maker, Oyama Foods Ltd.
Located in the rich nature of Aya Town in the central part of Miyazaki Prefecture, Oyama Foods Ltd. is a long-established vinegar brewing manufacturer that has been lasting for more than 80 years. They have been making traditional fermented foods since the fifth year of Showa period (AD 1930).
The Philosophy of Vinegar Manufacturing
In Miyazaki's abundant nature, "Aya's famous water" which is honed in the Japanese larch forest area is used for everything from brewing to mixing. All using the traditional brewing method.
Fermentation is done outdoors using huge turtle pots. It is a unique brewing method that has only been done by Yamadai vinegar in Japan.
Traditional Ancient Brewing Method
Yamadai vinegar is prepared by a process called "old style brewing method". It is a simple method of simply putting in 1/3 of the body of the turtle pot in the ground, then adding good quality ingredients like brown rice, water, koji, and vinegar starter culture in it. After that, bincho charcoal (white charcoal/bincho-tan) is put in, and the fermentation state is monitored with a five-yen coin. Furthermore with the old method, they let the vinegar naturally develop with the sun and the power of time.
In the turtle pots, koji starter culture, yeasts, and acetic acid bacteria are constantly active, and organic acids produced by them and amino acids in brown rice melt into raw rice vinegar.
Organic, Pesticide-free Rice
We are using only rice (white rice and brown rice) produced by organic farming, aiming to make vinegar that you can use safely.
We are using "Aya Town's famous water" chosen by the Japan's Ministry of the Environment as one of the 100 most prestigious waters in Japan as the water for making all products. This water, which is also used in Miyazaki's famous tofu store, has a mellow taste.
Traditionally-made Turtle Pots
The turtle pots used to make this rice vinegar are huge. One turtle pot can brew 300 to 500 litres of raw rice vinegar. Because of the size, nowadays these pots are rarely produced.
Up to hundreds of turtle pots are embedded in the southern side of the Aya factory on the hill which has good sunlight.
Easy Recipes Using Sushi Vinegar
Like most cooking vinegar, this vinegar is not suitable for drinking directly as it is because it has acetic acid. Although, depending on the product, some vinegar may be diluted to make it easier to drink.
Still, vinegar is common for cooking. If you don’t know what to do with your vinegar, we will introduce a couple of recipes using sushi vinegar.
Mixed vinegar ingredients
- 450 grams
- ・Rice vinegar
- 4 tablespoons
- 4 tablespoons
- 2 teaspoons
- Proper amount
as you like
- ・Salmon roe
- 2 tablespoons
(dipped in soy souce/shoyu)
- 2 pieces
- ・Mitsuba (Parsley;
East Asian wildparsley)
- Proper amount
as you like
How to Make
- When the rice is finished cooked, mix the "mixed vinegar ingredients" and make sushi rice.
- Cut the crab into one-bite sized pieces.
- Cook the eggs, cut them into small pieces resemble string.
- When the ingredients are mixed with "mixed vinegar ingedients," the it's complete. Enjoy your chirashizushi by yourself, with families, or with your beloved ones!
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|Ingredients||Brewed Vinegar, Sugar, Shimamasu Salt|
|Storage Guide||Please keep away from direct sunlight and don’t put it in high temperature and humidity.|
|Product Origin||Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan|
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