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    Refreshing Yuzu Umeshu Goes Well with Chicken Karaage

    06 Sep 2018

    Yuzu umeshu is very refreshing and light. It has just the right amount of sweetness of plum and refreshing taste of yuzu with a slight touch of bitterness. It goes well with many dishes but especially with fried meals since it reduces the feeling of oiliness in your mouth.

    Yuzu is a Japanese citrus lemon that is valued for its highly aromatic rind. The fruit is believed to be a hybrid of a papeda and a mandarin. Nakano BC Yuzu Umeshu is a unique blend of yuzu juice, which was extracted from fruits in Shikoku Island and umeshu liqueur. Kochi prefecture in Shikoku island is the number one producer of yuzu in Japan. Using highly-fragrant yuzu juice creating a fresh yuzu aroma, this product tastes clean and is rich in flavor thanks to a perfectly-harmonious combination of the sweetness of umeshu and the tartness of yuzu. Drink well chilled or over ice!

    While Nakano BC Yuzu Umeshu is especially great as an aperitif with light meals such as salads, sandwiches or desserts, we also recommend pairing it with oily foods because of its refreshing taste. Chicken karaage with yuzu umeshu would be the perfect combination!

    Karaage is the Japanese take on fried chicken. It is a popular appetizer or main dish at home or restaurants and often found in a bento box. It is also a very commonly found in izakaya.

    We recommend trying Nakano BC Yuzu Umeshu with UMAMI Karaage Ichiban.

    This juicy chicken karaage is made with quality chicken following the authentic Japanese recipe! It is fully cooked, ready to serve after warming up so there is no hassle!

    Japanese karaage is already seasoned so it should not be consumed with heavy sauces. A squeeze of lemon or a light dip in Japanese mayo (it is richer and with more umami flavor than regular mayonnaise) is sufficient for the best experience.

    The best way to drink yuzu umeshu is mixing with soda water, that way it will become even more refreshing and leave a clean feeling in the mouth.

    Try this combination if you want to feel like you are in a Japanese izakaya from your home!