If you’re a fan of Japanese food, snacks, sweet little treats and of course premium, quality sake, don’t miss out on IPPIN’s wide range of products. Available at their retail booth at Metro Centrepoint and online via Redmart, IPPIN offers the best of Japan at affordable prices – here are some of our top picks worth trying!
1. Kobumaki (Japanese Kelp Rolls)
Kobumaki or Japanese kelp roll is a traditional dish to have at New Years in Japan. It’s usually stuffed with salmon and then rolled closed and tied with a beautiful strip of kanpyo (dried gourd). We’ve never tried these little bundles before but it turned out surprisingly tasty!
2. Kanazawa Hakuman-goku Craft Beers
You don’t have to travel all the way to Japan to get a taste of Kanazawa Hyakuman-goku range of craft beers. These quality brews employ the most reputable Koshihikari rice, creating the core selection of Dark Ale, Koshihikari, Rice Ale and Pale Ale.
3. Ante.co Soda
Perfect to beat the warm summery weather, enjoy these refreshing sodas from Ante.Co, made from natural essences and sugars with no additional additives or colouring added. Our personal favourite is the Yuzu, which is not as sweet but really aromatic. Other flavours include watermelon or sea salt soda.
4. Yamasu Teppan Fried Noodles
Craving for a convenient Japanese meal to make at home for the entire family? We came across this Yamasu Teppan Fried Noodles and it’s perfect for making a classic stir-fry recipe. It’s easy to cook and the springy texture of the noodles goes pretty well with most sauces and base.
5. Yamasu’s Range of Garnish
If you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal to whip up at home, recommend adding Yamasu’s range of garnish. Make anything instant-delicious with the Plum or Salmon Chazuke Porridge Garnish. Or go for Yamasu’s Shijimi Clam or Sea Urchin Miso Soup – the perfect addition to your bowl of rice. The Shijimi Clam is also a nourishing soup to have on its – good for the liver, eyes and also helps to reduce hang-over, tiredness, and digestion.
6. Akijo Tomato Juice
Made from 100% natural tomatoes, the Akijo Tomato Juice is a savoury drink to have as a snack while you’re out and about. The juice is also suitable as a dipping sauce for your favourite Japanese snacks or even to make a jelly dessert!
With lots of love,
An Affair With Food