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Food & Beverages

In December 2013, ‘Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese’ was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The NIHON ICHIBAN offering allows people around the world to experience authentic Japanese food culture with authentic Japanese ingredients, sweets and beverages. We only work with brands known for their high quality to ensure our customers have a pleasant culinary experience.

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  • Umeboshi Paste with Red Shiso, 120g

    Regular Price:

    $7.63

    Red Umeboshi Paste is a very versatile ingredient for Japanese and Western cuisine. It can be used instead of salt to enhance sauces or salads, and adds a pleasant umeboshi-shiso flavor to your dishes. The red shiso makes them even more nutritious and adds anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits. 

  • Classic Umeboshi; Salty & Sour Japanese Plums

    Starting at: $8.83

    Umeboshi are traditional Japanese sour plums, still popular today to their wide range of health benefits. They are mostly eaten by itself as a snack, on top of rice or inside rice balls.

    Umeboshi are known to battle or even cure fatigue, alcohol poisoning/hangovers, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, Infections and more. Their unique flavor easily gives your meal a real Japanese touch. 

    These are very salty and very sour umeboshi - a real Japanese classic. They are made with ripe plums and therefore have a very fruity aftertaste. They typically are eaten with a bowl of rice or are used to make onigiri rice-balls.

  • Small Low Sodium Umeboshi, 120g

    Regular Price:

    $13.01
    This umeboshi has less sodium than the classic very salty umeboshi. It is therefore easier to enjoy. It typically is eaten together with rice. They are smaller than regular umeboshi and often used to decorate rice in bento lunch boxes.
  • Low Sodium Umeboshi

    Starting at: $13.15

    This umeboshi has less sodium than the classic very salty umeboshi. It is therefore easier to enjoy. It typically is eaten together with rice.
  • Pickled Sakura Leaves Wholesale Pack, 500 leaves

    Regular Price:

    $144.32
    Pickled Sakura Leaves Wholesale Pack, leaves
  • NIKKA YOICHI SIngle Malt Whisky Non Aged 45%, 700ml (Free Shipping by Surface Mail)

    Regular Price:

    $73.31

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    NIKKA YOICHI SIngle Malt Whisky Non Aged 45%, 700ml


  • Umeshu made from Sake and Brown Sugar "NAGAREUME KOKUTO", 720ml

    Regular Price:

    $18.07

    This umeshu plum wine is very unique. It is the only umeshu in Japan that combines sake and brown sugar. The result is a not-too sweet plum wine that also has a slight notion of bitterness from the brown sugar. The brand name "NAGAREUME" literally means floating ume. The word "KOKUTO" means brown sugar.


  • Not too Sweet Umeshu made with Sake "Nagareume Sukkiri", 720ml

    Regular Price:

    $18.07

    This umeshu plum wine is made with sake. The plums and the rock sugar are soaked in the sake for about a year. On the first sip there is a notion of sake, from the second sip onwards it will have a not-too sweet and fruity flavor. The aftertaste then has a very strong and long lasting notion of ume plum. The brands name "NAGAREUME" literally means floating ume. The word SUKKIRI means refreshing and refers to the not too sweet flavor.


  • The NIKKA 12 Years 43%, 700ml (Free Shipping by Surface Mail)

    Regular Price:

    $91.38

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    The NIKKA 12 Years from Taketsuru distillery is a wonderful entry to Japanese blended whisky.

    Floral, sweet, sherry and fruity on the nose. A rich palate with a faint smoky note. Fruity and sweet on the tongue. Lovely long finish like a warm hug on a cold day. Harmony in a glass. This Whisky is the winner of World Whisky Award in the category "Best Japanese Blended 12 Years and Under".


  • HIBIKI Japanese Harmony 43%, 700ml (Free Shipping by Surface Mail)

    Regular Price:

    $76.60

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    Released in March 2015 Japanese Harmony is the latest release of the famous blended Whisky brand HIBIKI. Hibiki, meaning resonance in japanese, is a blend composed with the best single malts from Yamazaki and Hakushu aged in different types of casks and grain whiskies from Chita distillery. Hibiki blended Japanese whiskey, meaning resonance in Japanese, speaks to the soul and emotions of the most discerning whisky lover. Hibiki resonates from nature, and all the subtleties found from the twenty four seasons of the old Japanese lunar calendar. Numerous types of pure single malt whiskies ageing in various types of casks, including Mizunara oak, a very rare Japanese oak, all combine to create a full orchestra of flavors and aromas.


  • Salty Sakura Cherry Blossom Powder

    Starting at: $33.65

    This sakura powder is made of salt pickled cherry blossoms. It there has a slightly salty notion.. It is best used to make sweet & salty desserts and is a convenient and time saving alternative to shredding sakura flowers.
  • Sweet Sakura Jelly for Professional Use, 500g x 20 packs

    Regular Price:

    $112.11
    This sakura jelly is a very versatile ingredients. It can be used for garnishing desserts or mixed in drinks and shakes. It can be used as is or even frozen with ice.
  • Salty Sakura Flower Flakes

    Starting at: $17.57

    Give your desserts a sweet salty notion. These flakes are made of freeze dried salt pickled sakura cherry blossoms. They are easy to use and popular as toppings on ice-cream, donuts or cakes.
  • Sweet Sakura Flower Crunch Flakes

    Starting at: $8.27

    These sweet sakura flakes are crunchy and a perfect ingredient for toppings for ice-cream, cakes, donuts, etc. The flakes are made from freeze dried sakura cherry blossom paste, which is then processed to flakes.
  • Sweet Sakura Sugar Powder, 30g

    Regular Price:

    $8.27
    The sweet sakura powder is used like sakura sugar in order to add sakura flavor to pastry. It also is a nice ingredients for sakura milk or a sakura shake. This sakura powder is made by freeze drying sakura paste.
  • Suntory HAKUSHU Single Malt, 700ml, 43% (Free Shipping by Surface Mail)

    Regular Price:

    $67.86

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    Suntory HAKUSHU Single Malt, 700ml, 43%


  • Suntory Yamazaki Single Malt, 700ml, 43% (Free Shipping by Surface Mail)

    Regular Price:

    $67.86

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    Suntory Yamazaki Single Malt, 700ml, 43%


  • Mars Whisky Twin Alps 40%, 750ml (Free Shipping by Surface Mail)

    Regular Price:

    $37.66

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    The Twin Alps Whisky from the MARS distillery is a good value for money entry level blended whisky. It is full bodied with a oaky wood fragrance.


  • NIKKA Pure Malt White Label, 500ml, 43% (Free Shipping by Surface Mail)

    Regular Price:

    $41.46

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    A very endearing, subtle malt with a strong whiff of peat, this is a curious but superb marriage of different Japanese malts.

  • NIKKA Pure Malt Black Label, 500ml, 43% (Free Shipping by Surface Mail)

    Regular Price:

    $41.46

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    Fresh, clean, initially not too smoky, then richer notes of peat and vanilla on the nose. Sweet, touches of toffee on the palate, quite chewy with a touch of coffee and light oak.


  • NIKKA Pure Malt Red Label, 500ml, 43% (Free Shipping by Surface Mail)

    Regular Price:

    $41.46

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    Nikka Pure Malt Red is a blend of Japanese whiskies primarily from Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries. The whisky is red with light sweet vanilla nose and a soft gentle taste.


  • NIKKA From the Barrel 51%, 500ml (Free Shipping by Surface Mail)

    Regular Price:

    $45.48

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    Nikka from the Barrel is a blend of grain whisky from Miyagikyo distillery and malt from Yoichi distillery. Matured in first fill bourbon cask and a great introduction to Japanese whiskies.


  • Raw Sugar "NAMAZATO", 400g

    Regular Price:

    $4.65
    This raw sugar is made of the high quality sugar cane that has been harvested in Kasgoshima in Southern Japan. It is a pure crude sugar coated with the natural molasse of the sugar cane, which gives an elegant, natural sweetness. This raw sugar also has natural umami, which makes it a wonderful ingredient for cakes and cookies. It is also said to be rich in minerals and vitamins.
  • Classic Salty and Sour Umeboshi with Red Shiso "KOBAI"

    Starting at: $12.55

    These are classic umeboshi that have been pickled together with red umeboshi shiso vinegar. The result is a classic salty and sour umeboshi with an additional aftertaste of red shiso. The red shiso makes them even more nutritious and adds anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits. 

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