Is mirin and cooking sake the same?

Is mirin and cooking sake the same?

February 25, 2019

Mirin is an ingredient that you can never miss when cook Japanese food. Mirin is a condiment that was discovered in Japan. Mirin, soy sauce, miso, the reason why these...

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Why Is Black Vinegar Black?

Why Is Black Vinegar Black?

February 18, 2019

Once you start getting interested in cooking Japanese food, you may be surprised by the variety of Japanese vinegar. The vinegar that you put on your fish and chips is malt vinegar,

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Taste of Japan: Horaiya Honten

Taste of Japan: Horaiya Honten

February 10, 2019

They are the company that have been making koji products for hundred years. Horaiya was established in 1906. Surprisingly, they were the first company to make instant miso soup paste in 

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What is Kanzuri paste?

What is Kanzuri paste?

February 01, 2019

The winter cold makes eating hot food appealing. Kanzuri is a traditional condiment that is made in only nigata Japan. Kanzuri is a paste that is made from chilli, yuzu and koji. The

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10 Healthy Japanese Foods

10 Healthy Japanese Foods

January 07, 2019

Hi guys! In this Blog I'm gonna tell you all about the top ten healthiest products we have here at Sushisushi, I hope you like it and I hope it helps to motivat...

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Taste of Japan: Iio jyozo

Taste of Japan: Iio jyozo

January 04, 2019

Iio jyozo, famous for fuji-vinegar is manufactured in Kyoto. They have been making vinegar for 125 years. If you have read our taste of Japan articles before, you will notice ...

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Taste of Japan: Tsuru miso

Taste of Japan: Tsuru miso

December 31, 2018

Tsuru miso is a miso company that was founded and established 140 years ago. Their factory is surrounded by lots of beautiful bountiful nature. Their most..

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Taste of Japan: Tamanoi vinegar

Taste of Japan: Tamanoi vinegar

December 17, 2018

Have you heard about the new additions to our product range? We are excited to be announcing the new members to our ever growing family of products here

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What is koji rice? What does it do?

What is koji rice? What does it do?

December 10, 2018

Shio koji is becoming popular in England but do you know what it is? Koji is actually in most of Japanese food, such as miso, soy sauce, mirin, and sake...

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Taste of Japan: Inside the 200 year old Shibanuma factory

Taste of Japan: Inside the 200 year old Shibanuma factory

November 23, 2018

Have you heard about our new product range yet? We are excited to be announcing the new members to our...

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Sansho - The Japanese Pepper

Sansho - The Japanese Pepper

October 09, 2018

Sansho is native to Japan. The leaves are usually used as a herb, however it is often referred to as 'Japanese pepper.' It comes from a plant called the prickly ash which is closely related to... 

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What is Kombu? Is Kombu and Kelp the same?

What is Kombu? Is Kombu and Kelp the same?

September 21, 2018

As some of already know, Kombu is one kind of seaweed that is known as containing umami. We use it to make dashi,...

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A Tribute to Joël Robuchon

A Tribute to Joël Robuchon

September 14, 2018

He was known as one of the greatest Michelin chefs in the world. Japanese food was a huge influence. He won 3 Michelin stars back to back quicker than any other chef...

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What is Umami?

What is Umami?

September 10, 2018

When searching for Japanese ingredients, you will read the word "Umami" often, so what is it? Umami is something can never be missed in Japanese cuisine...

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Katsuobushi Without Bonito?!

Katsuobushi Without Bonito?!

August 31, 2018

Dashi is one of the most important ingredients in Japanese food. It is a form of cooking stock and tends to form the base of almost all existing Japanese dishes, and has been...

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How are Bonito Flakes Made?

How are Bonito Flakes Made?

August 12, 2018

Bonito flakes - known as katsuobushi in Japanese - are a strange food upon first sight. They are known to move or dance when used as a topping on foods such as...

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What is Yuzu? .. And Other Japanese Citrus

What is Yuzu? .. And Other Japanese Citrus

July 27, 2018

If you like Japanese condiments, you must have noticed there are many condiments that contain citrus juices. Probably the most famous Japanese citrus is yuzu. Yuzu are used for

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Sushi Nori Grades Explained

Sushi Nori Grades Explained

July 23, 2018

Seaweed sheets for sushi come in different grades. You can usually tell which is which from the colour of the packaging. In England, nori is graded with alphabets and...

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