It's hard to imagine Japanese cuisine without soy sauce but there was a time, about 700 years ago, when the Japanese used another sauce called irizake made of umeboshi pickled plums and sake. Nowadays, fewer people use it and this is one of the reasons Shimokihara, a ramen noodle restaurant in Tokyo, has become famous: irizake is one of the ingredients the restaurant uses to give its noodles a special flavor. Which you can now duplicate at home using their Shimokihara Irizake Banno Tare!
Banno tare is a name used for an all-purpose sauce made of soy sauce, mirin sweet rice wine, sake, and oil. In the Shimokihara Irizake Banno Tare, the soy part has been reduced and replaced with irizake and the results are amazing! Whether for cooking or directly on fish, meat, or salad, it offers a delicate balance of rich and light, umami, sourness, and sweetness that makes you an instant fan the moment you taste it. It's available in two sizes: 150 ml (5 fl oz), for those who want to try it, and 1 liter (33.8 fl oz), for those who already did and want more!
Specs and Features:
- Size: small, large
- Small: 150 ml (5 fl oz)
- Large: 1 liter (33.8 fl oz)
- Contains traditional irizake seasoning
- Can be used in cooking or as dressing
- Made by famous Tokyo ramen izakaya restaurant Shimokihara