Taste of Japan: Horaiya Honten

July 06, 2023

Horaiya Honten was established in 1906. For over 100 years Horaiya have been making koji products. 

Koji is rice surrounded by koji mould and it is the first essential step in traditional Japanese fermented food culture. Some foods derived from koji include sake, miso and amazake. They are the specialist of Koji food, their Amazake, a fermented rice drink that is popular in Japan for its health and beauty benefits is one of their famous products. 

Amazake Koji Drink

Did you know they were the first company to make instant miso soup paste in Japan!

Koji Soy 

Horaiya’s rice malt is fermented and matured with soy sauce. A sweeter and thicker finish that complements tofu, sushi and sashimi. They make really unique koji products like the koji soy sauce.

The president of Horaiya, Hiro says "We want to spread the benefits of koji and are now strengthening our foreign business to reach those who are abroad. While treasuring traditional koji culture, we hope to create new koji experiences to express the beauty of koji." 

                              Horiya Miso                                                                                                           Horiya Miso with Green Chilli

 






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