Japanese Vinegar, What's So Special?
Generally speaking, vinegar is good for your health. Vinegar is used widely in Japan as an ingredient we can not got without when making Japanese food. By reading this post, you'll get to know how special the Japanese vinegar is.
Depending on what it is made from, there are various kinds of kinds of vinegar. There is even a vinegar that is specifically made for sushi!
Japanese black vinegar is sometimes drunk on its own as a healthy beverage!
Kome-su (Rice Vinegar)
Kokumotsu-su (Grain Vinegar)
Sushi-su (Sushi Vinegar)
Nowadays there is even a product called "dashi-su", a vinegar with some dashi broth mixed beforehand!
At some sushi-restaurant, they change the type of sushi-zu they us depending on their sushi. (Akazu, red vinegar is also a popular kind of sushi-zu which has an amber color.)
Typically, what is called ponzu in Japan is just a citrus juice. (A mixture of ponzu and soy sauce is also called "ponzu", which makes it super confusing.)
Ponzu can be used as a seasoning sauce for anything you like. It's often used when Japanese people enjoy hot pot.
Kuro-zu (Black Vinegar)
In grocery stores or at a nearby convenience store, kuro-zu drinks are sold in paper packs.
For the ones who do not like the taste of the vinegar, there are fruit-based kuro-zu which are made by pickling some fruits. They are super easy to drink!
Unique Japanese Vinegar Foods!
Namako-su (Pickled Sea Cucumber)
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