Asian Ingredients

From a 250 year old organic Shoyu recipe or an earthen crock buried in the ground to make a 1000 year old recipe of 100% brown rice vinegar, we have started the quest to find the finest Asia has to offer your palette here in the west.

Asian food and Asian restaurant are everywhere. But if you want to cook it your self, the high-quality ingredients are sometime hard to find. That is especially true for Japanese ingredients, and espcially ture if you are looking for organic. But we keep trying. Look below to find our favorite Shoyu, soba noodles, bonito lakes, ketjap manis, inake udon and more. And keep you eye on this page — as we find more and more products to add to this list every day. We just found a new importer with lots of interesting stuff – so it is just a matter of time.

Read the detailed descriptions of these amazing products. Don’t see what you want? Checkout our regular online store (www.ChefShop.com) and see if we have what you are looking for there.

HOT CHILI GARLIC SAUCE

Balsamic Vinegars

There’s an astounding difference between grocery store “balsamics” (6% acidity with sugar and food coloring), and balsamics that have a history of love aged in a barrel. Our selections come from family businesses where aging vinegars and preparation methods are passed from generation to generation.

Although there are many balsamic bottlers out there, we prefer to work with families and producer that we know – that way we know we are getting the real thing. We met both the La Vecchia family (from Modena) and San Giacomo (from Reggio Emilia) many years ago — and we love what they do with their products.

La Vecchia has a nice variety of balsamic of different ages from 6 years old, to 100 years old, as well as the more traditionally understood Vecchio and Extra Veccio balsamics.

San Giacomo has a wonderful condimento, as well as an apple balsamic, a saba, and red, silver and gold seal balsamics. All delicious!

So look around. With such a broad selection, if you are looking for something special for yourself or the gourmet in your life, you are likely to find something that suits your pallet and your pocketbook here.

Don’t see what you want? Checkout our regular online store (www.ChefShop.com) and see if we have what you are looking for there.

VILLA MANODORI BALSAMICO CONDIMENTO