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4 Japanese food ingredients to get delivered this week

With FoodMart88’s delivery service, you can access traditionally difficult-to-find Japanese food ingredients that can improve your eating and cooking experiences. Though Japanese food products have recently become much easier to find, they still aren’t very accessible. Some of the more unique ingredients are even harder to locate, causing Japanese food lovers to search high and low for the necessary products.

FoodMart88 offers an impressive range of Japanese items – even specialty items not often found in most stores. For those experimenting with Japanese cuisine, the virtual shelves of FoodMart88 along with its streamlined categorisation make it extremely easy to find unfamiliar ingredients or to even discover new products to try.

It’s easy to find your favourite Japanese food products on FoodMart88

We know that most people aren’t deeply familiar with Japanese ingredients and often need guidance when perusing our virtual aisles. There are two major benefits of being able to shop online with our platform:

  • There’s no time limit! – Never worry about keeping other customers back or rushing out of the store before it closes. With our platform, you can shop for as long as you want, whenever you want! Take time to research products and ensure that you get every item on your list.
  • We offer recipes – Japanese food is delicious and it can be fun to experiment in the kitchen, however, sometimes, unfamiliar products can become overwhelming. We offer international recipes on our website and allow you to add the ingredients needed to your cart. This means that you can easily find the correct ingredients needed for Japanese recipes. Check out our Beef Teriyaki recipe.

Japanese ingredients don’t always have to be used in traditional Japanese recipes. Japanese food products are incredibly versatile and can often be used in non-Japanese recipes. For newbies to this cuisine, figuring out which products are most valuable and versatile can be overwhelming. Our team has come up with 5 must-have Japanese food products that you should buy straight from FoodMart88. Let’s take a look at what they are.

Purchase Ingredients
Udon or Soba Noodles

Udon and soba noodles are used in several traditional Japanese dishes such as yaki udon (pan-fried udon noodles in a stir-fried sauce) or zaru soba (cold soba noodles). Udon is a thick noodle with a firm chew while soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour and have a nutty taste.

Both noodles are extremely versatile. Udon noodles can be used in soups, stir-fries and stews.
Like most things on this list, udon can also be used in a non-Japanese recipe. Soba noodles can be used hot in stir-fries or cold in salads and, like udon, does not need to be solely utilised in Japanese recipes. Both are excellent to have on hand for weeknight dinners.

Sesame oil

Sesame oil is an oil that’s derived from sesame seeds. It has a delicious, deep nutty flavour profile and is often used in Japanese salad dressings and stir-fries. Sesame oil is also used in Chinese, South Indian and Korean cuisines, making it certain that you’ll be able to use it in a number of dishes.

Though sesame oil has a high smoke point, we recommend finishing your dish with it to retain the majority of the oil’s flavour. You can also use sesame oil to saute vegetables, meat or to drizzle over your rice. The options are endless.

Ponzu sauce

Ponzu is a classic Japanese condiment that has a citrus flavour profile. It is made with citrus juice (traditionally, yuzu juice), mirin, rice vinegar, soy sauce, bonito flakes and seaweed. While you can make it, we have a premade version available on FoodMart88.

Traditional uses of ponzu include using it as a dip for shabu-shabu (Japanese hotpot), tataki (thin slices of seared meat) or dumplings. However, you can use ponzu as a salad dressing or marinade for your meat.

Japanese golden curry mix

Japanese curry is a light golden curry with strong notes of cumin but an overall delicate flavour profile. It is much milder than Indian curries but can still be quite spicy. Japanese golden curry was only developed in the 1960s and was brought to Japan from India by the British. However, it is extremely well-ingrained in society and is now a major part of the country’s cuisine.

On FoodMart88, we offer a few golden curry mixes. They are excellent for weeknight dinners as anything can be added to them including chicken, beef, potatoes, carrots and onions.

We hope this encourages you to include a few more Japanese food products in your pantry. If you’re not interested in cooking an authentic Japanese meal, then try merging their ingredients into your everyday cooking – your taste buds will thank you for it.

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