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Yuzu Kosho, Born In The Town Of Hagi Do you know about a town called Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture? The town is surrounded by the Sea of Japan and the...

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Yuzu Kosho, Born In The Town Of Hagi

赤ゆすこしょう

Do you know about a town called Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture? The town is surrounded by the Sea of Japan and the Chugoku Mountains.

Blessed with a difference in temperature and clear air, it is very suitable for growing citrus fruits. For this reason, Yuzu has been actively cultivated in Hagi since ancient times.

Yuzu Kosho uses Hagi Yuzu, which is full of the blessings of nature. The planning and cultivation of raw ingredients and the completion of products are all carried out consistently at the factory in Hagi-cho, a location with clear air.

We continue to stick to the taste and aroma, and we put a lot of effort into it by hand. Please enjoy Yuzu Kosho, which has been developed by long-established store that has been in business for 98 years.

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Color, Taste, And Scent: Only From Natural Ingredients

赤ゆすこしょう小鉢

This yuzu kosho doesn’t use any additives, coloring, nor artificial fragrance. Therefore, you can enjoy the original taste of the ingredients, beautiful natural colors, and rich flavors.

The secret of fragrance lies in the unique blend of Hagi's yuzu peel. You can enjoy the rich scent of Yuzu as it is without using additional fragrances.

Two Flavors: Red & Green

赤と青のゆすこしょう小鉢

Red Yuzu Kosho is made from ripe yellow yuzu peel, red chili pepper, and salt. It features the spreading aroma of ripe yuzu and the bright natural color of red pepper.

On the other hand, green yuzu pepper is made from blue yuzu peel, which is harvested when it is still young, green chili pepper, and salt. The subdued and refreshing aroma of young yuzu and the sharp spiciness of green chili peppers create an exquisite taste.

Characteristics of Red Yuzu Kosho

Red Yuzu Kosho Explanation
  • Aroma: Flavor with a distinctive yellow yuzu scent
  • Spiciness: Compared to the green counterpart, it has a sharper tingly spiciness
  • Texture: Paste
  • Great to be added in: Natto, yudofu, udon, motsunabe, fried chicken, shrimp chili, dumplings, etc.

Characteristics of Green Yuzu Kosho

Green Yuzu Kosho Explanation
  • Aroma: The refreshing and unobtrusive flavor of young yuzu
  • Spiciness: Spicy and sharp
  • Texture: You can feel a little grain of yuzu peel in the paste
  • Great to be added in: Cold tofu, sashimi, carpaccio, soba, miso soup, yakitori, pasta, etc.

Improved Packaging For Easier Use

Red Yuzu Kosho Packaging

We have packaged the yuzu kosho in a jar with a big opening and a jar depth that isn’t too deep, so it’s easier to take out the contents with a spoon. It is easy to use and you can enjoy it until the last spoonful without any leftover waste.

Hagi Yuzu That Is Grown In A Rich Natural Environment

Yellow Hagi Yuzu

Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has been cultivating Yuzu for a long time.

If you go deep in the mountains, you will find Yuzu that grows naturally, and some areas are designated as national natural monuments because of the beauty of the landscape.

To continue Yuzu cultivation in its natural habitat, Hagi Yuzu is grown in an environment where pesticides do not reach them, so the natural environment won’t be destroyed.

For The Red Chili Pepper We Also Use Precious Domestic Products

Red Chili Peppers

Domestic production of chili peppers in Japan is only 200 tons per year, which is less than 3% of the peak (7000 tons in 1963 is the highest).

Against this background, it seems that the chili peppers used in yuzu kosho are often imported from overseas, such as those made in China.

With the strong desire to deliver domestic yuzu kosho, this product uses precious domestically produced green peppers.

Manufactured In A Safe Factory That Complies With International Standards

With an emphasis on food safety, our Yuzu Kosho is manufactured in a factory that has been certified by FSSC22000, which has higher quality control standards. It is approved as a factory with high safety specifications in Japan and overseas.

Green Yuzu

01. Sorting And Squeezing

Raw ingredients are cultivated under contract with individual producers, and fresh yuzu is selected. The peeling and squeezing of the juice is using the old-fashioned method.

02. Quality Management

Fruit juice is stored in a large tank at the same time as the juice is squeezed, and is stored under temperature and humidity control to maintain freshness.

03. Quality Check

Strict quality inspection is performed for each lot, then it is completed as a product. Furthermore, we are constantly researching and developing techniques to bring out the natural acidity and aroma.

04. Manufacturing

The products are manufactured with hygienic and modern equipment as we maintain the original taste of the ingredients, while also incorporating the old-fashioned manufacturing method.

Yuzu Kosho That Goes Well With Rice

Red Yuzu Kosho

If you put it on warm rice, the aroma of yuzu will spread, and the stimulated appetite will be filled with spicy salty taste. Please try it with other rice as well.

Red Yuzu Kosho

Use yuzu kosho for onigiri, ochazuke, natto rice, etc.

Yuzu Kosho Instead Of Salt And Pepper

As it is a paste type, it can be easily mixed with vinegar or oil. Make a versatile scented sauce that allows you to adjust the saltiness and acidity to your liking.

Use Red Yuzu Kosho for when you want to enjoy the scent of yuzu more. If you want a more refreshing taste with a refreshing spiciness, use Green Yuzu Kosho.

Yuzu Kosho Cooking Ideas

Use for salads, dressed veggies, or stir fry foods.

How to Use Red Yuzu Kosho Deliciously

Red Yuzu Kosho Natto Rice

<Natto Rice With Red Yuzu Kosho>

Ingredients (1 Serving)

  • 1 Pack Natto
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Yuzu Kosho
  • 1 Tsp Vinegar
  • Chopped Green Onion
  • White Sesame Seeds

How to Make

  1. Add red yuzu kosho and vinegar into the natto. Mix thoroughly
  2. Put the natto on top of warm rice. Lastly sprinkle some green onion and white sesame seeds.

Yuzu Kosho Infinite Arrangement Possibilities

Yuzu Kosho In Hot Pot

It is useful as a condiment during the season of hot pots and oden, but it also goes well with meat, fish, vegetable ingredients, and various seasonings. Therefore it can be used in a variety of dishes.

Ideas On How to Use Yuzu Kosho

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Dressing

Yuzu kosho has a particular scent, spiciness, and saltiness, so it blends well with light-scented oils such as sesame oil and olive oil.

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Soup

Enjoy it as an addition to one of your favorite dishes such as udon, soba, and miso soup. You can enjoy a more gorgeous aoma by combining yuzu kosho with hot dishes.

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Fish Dishes

The sharp spicy yuzu kosho enhances the taste of sashimi and grilled fish. It also goes well with Japanese-style ingredients such as grated garlic, ginger, and ponzu sauce.

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Meat Dishes

An excellent product that can be used for chicken, pork, and beef. Use it as a seasoning or put a small amount on the cooked dish. It goes well with meat, refreshing, and can be enjoyed nicely.

How to Use Red Yuzu Kosho Deliciously

<Red Yuzu Kosho Mayonnaise>

Ingredients (1 Serving)

  • 1/2 Tsp Red Yuzu Kosho
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise

How to Make

  1. Combine mayonnaise with red yuzu kosho and stir until well mixed.
  2. Use red yuzu kosho mayonnaise as a spread or dipping sauce.
Red Yuzu Kosho Sandwich

<Red Yuzu Kosho Mayo Sandwich>

Ingredients (1 Serving)

  • 2 White Bread
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Yuzu Kosho
  • 3 Ham
  • 3 Sliced Cucumber
  • Other ingredient you like such as boiled egg, etc.

How to Make

  1. Combine red yuzu kosho and mayonnaise. Spread it on the bread.
  2. Add ham, cucumbers, and other ingredient you like into the sandwich.
  3. Cut the sandwich into triangles.

Green Yuzu Kosho Q&A

What is the best-before date of Yuzu Kosho?

The best-by date of Yuzu Kosho depends on the salt concentration and varies depending on the product. Most are about one year after manufacture.

How should I store Yuzu Kosho?

Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight, and store in the refrigerator after opening. In addition, it does not freeze hard even when frozen, so it can be used immediately after taken out from the freezer, and has a long-lasting flavor.

I'm not good with spicy food, but can I eat it?

You can try it just a little bit. You can also mix it with vinegar, oil or mayonnaise to make the spiciness milder and enjoy the scent of yuzu.

Product Details

Product Details
Product Name Red Yuzu Kosho
Ingredient Yuzu, Red Chili Peppers, Salt
Quantity 150g
Origin Yamaguchi Prefecture, Kagawa Prefecture
Storage Guide Keep away from direct sunlight, keep in cool dry place (Keep in the fridge after opening)
Red Yuzu Kosho
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