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  • Hanamaruki Liquid Shio Koji
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Hanamaruki Liquid Shio Koji

500 ml bottle - Japan

Liquid shio koji is a traditional Japanese ingredient that has gained popularity in recent years for its unique flavor and culinary applications. It is made from a mixture of fermented rice koji, salt, and water.
Koji is a type of fungus (Aspergillus oryzae) that is used in many Japanese culinary preparations, including sake, soy sauce, and miso. In the case of shio koji, rice is inoculated with the koji fungus and allowed to ferment for a period of time. During fermentation, enzymes produced by the koji break down the rice starches into simple sugars and convert proteins into amino acids, resulting in a complex flavor profile.
Shio koji translates to "salt koji" in Japanese, indicating that salt is an essential component of the product. The salt not only enhances the flavor but also helps to preserve the liquid shio koji. The fermentation process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the desired flavor and consistency.
Liquid shio koji has a salty and slightly sweet taste with savory undertones. It has been described as having a rich umami flavor that enhances the taste of various dishes. The enzymes in shio koji also have a tenderizing effect on proteins, making it a useful marinade or seasoning for meats and seafood.
One of the key benefits of liquid shio koji is its ability to enhance the flavor of ingredients through enzymatic reactions. It can be used as a marinade for meat, poultry, or fish, where it helps to tenderize the proteins and add depth of flavor. It can also be used as a seasoning or sauce in various recipes, including soups, stir-fries, dressings, and marinades.

ingredients: rice, water, salt, alcohol (to preserve freshness)