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Kombu Seasoning (Kobucha), 1.41 oz

$8.90

Although originally meant to be enjoyed as a drink, Kombu Seasoning (Kobucha) is coveted by many chefs for a different use. Relatively unknown to US consumers, this powdered kombu kelp is an almighty seasoning and can be incorporated into your everyday cooking quite easily. Kombu is rich in umami all by itself but this powder has also been blended with extra ingredients, such as matcha, salt, sugar, and kobo yeast, to boost its flavor even more. Izuri Kombu, a 150 year-old kombu specialty company in Kochi Prefecture, carefully selects makombu, a thick, high quality kombu variety, to make this blended powder. Other ingredients are also sourced in Japan, and no artificial flavoring or additives are used. Because the powder dissolves in water easily, you can mix it into dashi-maki tamago (Japanese style omelette), or add it to fried rice or pasta sauce. It can also be a wonderful finishing salt.

Made with kombu kelp, it’s packed with umami, yet is not overpowering, which makes it perfect for accompanying all kinds of cuisine. You can mix it into beaten egg to make dash-maki tamago (Japanese style omelette), dissolve it into pasta sauce, or add it into stir-fried dishes. It can also be a great finishing salt, so serve it with dishes like tempura, cold tofu, or baked potatoes. Another easy recipe idea is asazuke (lightly pickled vegetables). Coat vegetables with this powder and leave them in the fridge for 10 minutes-2 hours. Also, remember that it is originally for drinking, so be sure to try dissolving it into hot water to make kobucha (kombu tea).

Sugar Beet, Salt, Yeast Extract, Kelp Extract, Kelp Powder, Powdered Green Tea.

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