Ochazuke is a traditional Japanese dish made by pouring hot water, tea or dashi on top of cooked rice. It is an ideal dish for when you're feeling ill, or look for a way to enjoy small left over portions of rice. By adding toppings and different flavors, you can experiment and make hot - and cold dishes.
This Ochazuke flavoring set makes it even easier to make at home. Get some now to create a classic ochazuke with umeboshi and red shiso flavors!
Just empty the contents of a pack into a bowl of cooked rice and pour (green) tea over it. Enjoy!
The ume plum syrup is ideal to make a refreshing cold juice in summer. Mix it with warm water in a relation of 4:1 and cool it to make a delicious fruity drink. Adjust the sweetness by adding more water or syrup. The syrup also can be used to sweeten yoghurt or a desert.
Japanese ume plum has a unique flavor somewhere between apricot and Western plum. Ume jam is very fruity and the addition of honey creates a very nice balance of sweetness and the fruit's natural acid. Ume jam is very nice on bread and butter and also a fantastic sweetener for yoghurt. It also can be used for making sauces and adds a new and unusual flavor to jam cookies or cheese cake.
The Ume Furifuri Furikake rice seasoning is delicious when just poured on white rice. It add a rich aroma of umeboshi and bonito to the rice and can also be used to enhance the flavor and appearance of rice balls. Alternatively, you can pour in over pasta or other dishes to create a unique Japanese touch to your dish!
Red Ume-Vinegar is made from the liquid in the bottom of the barrel in which umeboshi are preserved for up to 5 years. This liquid is then enriched with Japanese shiso-herbs which gives it the red color. It is a perfect ingredient for salad dressing that are to be a little bit sour. It also is an important ingredient for making Japanese pickles such as pickled sakura.