Kagoshima

Takaraboshi Jizake

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This jizake, or local sake, is an akumochi-zake type, which displays a unique reddish coloring and a sweet taste. It contains properties that generate a deep flavor, including amino acids, organic acids and protein, and can be enjoyed simply as a beverage, or for use in the kitchen. It is also wonderful for enhancing the taste and aroma of dishes, tenderizing meat, reducing the smell of fish, allowing flavor to be absorbed into food, and for helping maintain the firmness of certain ingredients.     

Purple Sweet Potato Powder

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This powder is made from purple sweet potatoes 100% locally produced on Tanegashima Island, Kagoshima. The potatoes are baked and then put through a micronization heat treatment, creating a very edible powder that is delicious when reconstituted by the simple addition of water. This product can also be used as an ingredient in the making of sweets and bread.

Pickled Papaya

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This product is made by harvesting unripened papaya grown on the Amami Islands of Kagoshima and Okinawa. The fruit is pickled in salt, after the removal of the seeds and pulp, and then fermented slowly, sliced thinly, and finally soaked in soy sauce. This pickle is very common as a topping for chicken soup over rice, a popular local dish of Amami. Papaya is well known to contain enzymes, which decompose protein and fat, so this product is ideal when combined with meat and oily type dishes.  

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Takaraboshi Jizake

This jizake, or local sake, is an akumochi-zake type, which displays a unique reddish coloring and a sweet taste. It contains properties that generate a deep flavor, including amino acids, organic acids and protein, and can be enjoyed simply as a beverage, or for use in the kitchen. It is also wonderful for enhancing the taste and aroma of dishes, tenderizing meat, reducing the smell of fish, allowing flavor to be absorbed into food, and for helping maintain the firmness of certain ingredients.     

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Purple Sweet Potato Powder

This powder is made from purple sweet potatoes 100% locally produced on Tanegashima Island, Kagoshima. The potatoes are baked and then put through a micronization heat treatment, creating a very edible powder that is delicious when reconstituted by the simple addition of water. This product can also be used as an ingredient in the making of sweets and bread.

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Pickled Papaya

This product is made by harvesting unripened papaya grown on the Amami Islands of Kagoshima and Okinawa. The fruit is pickled in salt, after the removal of the seeds and pulp, and then fermented slowly, sliced thinly, and finally soaked in soy sauce. This pickle is very common as a topping for chicken soup over rice, a popular local dish of Amami. Papaya is well known to contain enzymes, which decompose protein and fat, so this product is ideal when combined with meat and oily type dishes.  

Soft Sweet Potato Candies

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These caramels are made by combining malt and sweet potatoes produced in Kagoshima to make starch syrup. They are fairly hard, like caramel, and can be very sticky on your teeth.

Kagoshima Ramen-tei Tonkotsu Flavor

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The soup for this ramen contains oil from tonkotsu pork bone soup, but actually tastes fairly light. Due to the advanced wrapping technology employed, the fresh taste of the noodles can still be enjoyed when you prepare this product at home.  

Black Vinegar Ponzu

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This Black Vinegar Ponzu is an acidic sauce, that contains a mellow tasting black vinegar manufactured using a traditional pot method by the famous manufacturer, Sakamoto Kurozu. It is a soy-sauce based sauce that contains not only black vinegar, but also yuzu citrus, brown sugar, and dashi stock, and can enhance the taste of a variety of dishes, such as hot pots, salads, and dressings.

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Soft Sweet Potato Candies

These caramels are made by combining malt and sweet potatoes produced in Kagoshima to make starch syrup. They are fairly hard, like caramel, and can be very sticky on your teeth.

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Kagoshima Ramen-tei Tonkotsu Flavor

The soup for this ramen contains oil from tonkotsu pork bone soup, but actually tastes fairly light. Due to the advanced wrapping technology employed, the fresh taste of the noodles can still be enjoyed when you prepare this product at home.  

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Black Vinegar Ponzu

This Black Vinegar Ponzu is an acidic sauce, that contains a mellow tasting black vinegar manufactured using a traditional pot method by the famous manufacturer, Sakamoto Kurozu. It is a soy-sauce based sauce that contains not only black vinegar, but also yuzu citrus, brown sugar, and dashi stock, and can enhance the taste of a variety of dishes, such as hot pots, salads, and dressings.

Sakurajima Daikon Sengiri

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This dried product is made from shredded Sakurajima Daikon, a ball-shaped white radish, the largest variety of radish in the world. When this Kagoshima-grown vegetable is reconstituted and cooked, it exhibits a soft texture and a sweet taste, and can be used to liven up Japanese-style stews and vinegared salads.  

Bontan-zuke

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This is candied dried Akune bontan, a regional citrus fruit of Kagoshima, featuring a refreshing acidic flavor.  

Amami Raw Sugar

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Raw sugar is a specialty on the Amami Islands, and can be used in a wide variety of ways for cooking general dishes, as well as sweets. It has a natural sweetness, which can also be enjoyed straight as a kind of candy on tea or coffee breaks.

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Sakurajima Daikon Sengiri

This dried product is made from shredded Sakurajima Daikon, a ball-shaped white radish, the largest variety of radish in the world. When this Kagoshima-grown vegetable is reconstituted and cooked, it exhibits a soft texture and a sweet taste, and can be used to liven up Japanese-style stews and vinegared salads.  

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Bontan-zuke

This is candied dried Akune bontan, a regional citrus fruit of Kagoshima, featuring a refreshing acidic flavor.  

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Amami Raw Sugar

Raw sugar is a specialty on the Amami Islands, and can be used in a wide variety of ways for cooking general dishes, as well as sweets. It has a natural sweetness, which can also be enjoyed straight as a kind of candy on tea or coffee breaks.