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Can you feel the autumn breeze? Just in time for city’super’s “Autumn Breeze: Harvest Fest” promotion, it’s a great opportunity for lovers of Japanese cuisine to try different ingredients and products from Japan, and create your very own seasonal menu!
4 (Fri) – 31 (Thur) Oct 2019 @ Times Square, Harbour City, ifc mall & New Town Plaza stores 15 (Tue) – 30 (Wed) Oct 2019 @ Times Square atrium
Nabe Kamameshi New Items Snacks
Nabe, or Japanese-styled hot pot, is a popular dish in the cold weather. Mizore-nabe is a type of hot pot with a huge emphasis on grated daikon radish, which resembles snowflakes in the rain (霙, “Mizore”) when the grated daikon becomes translucent in hot water. The radish is also able to provide a refreshing touch to the nabe, and brings out the fresh flavours of meat and other vegetables. How about making cute animal shapes using grated daikon for an even better nabe experience?
*Choose your preferred condiments! We like the preservative- and artificial colouring-free Manten Coarsely Ground Sesame Dressing, or the condiments by the 280-year-old Yawataya Hitofuri.
When it comes to Japanese nabe, Sukiyaki (すきやき) is no doubt a crowd favourite. Recreate the rich, sweet sauce easily at home with Ninben Concentrated Sukiyaki Sauce or Imahan Warishita Sukiyaki Soup Base. Dip the tender Yamagata wagyu beef slice into a thick egg sauce for balanced, delectable flavours in every bite!
If you want to enjoy seasonal veggies and meats, try Shabu-shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ), which lets the ingredients shine. We recommend Okayama White Mushrooms for their lovely aroma; and Yagichohonten Wan Dashi Soup Base to accentuate the freshness of each ingredient. For sake pairing, try the Kuroushi Junmai Hiyaoroshi with a burst of umami and a clean finish to complete your meal!
Weather has cooled down ever so slightly, but now is as good a time as any to enjoy body warming foods, and we think you’ll love the traditional Japanese-style rice dish “kamameshi”!
Kamameshi is very easy to make: add rice, seasonal ingredients and soup stock to the pot and bring to the boil, then cover the pot with a wooden lid and cook at low-heat until steam no longer comes out; turn off the stove and let rest for a few minutes before stirring, and voila, your kamameshi dish is complete!
Tip: prolong the rice cooking time by adding desired amount of ice cubes to make rice of softer texture.
When it comes to ingredients, apart from the in-season sweet potato and pumpkin, Japanese matsukinoko mushroom is also a great choice. Similar in appearance and taste to matsutake mushrooms, matsukinoko mushroom adds a delicious aroma to the rice. For protein, Nagoya chicken with nice, firm flesh is great for making kamameshi. Don’t forget your sake pairing! We recommend Eikun Akiagari Junmai with a rounded body and smooth texture – a perfect match with autumn flavours!
For lazy foodies: Want to try kamameshi but don’t want to prepare all the ingredients yourself? Yamamori’s seasoned rice mix is available in different flavours, such as Matsutake, Mushroom, Chicken and Kagoshima Pork; simply cook the ingredients with rice for a tasty meal!
Being able to enjoy delicious, authentic flavours doesn’t always require a lot time and effort – Hanaichie has exactly what you need!
Specialising in instant soups, Hanaichie uses a special production technique to dehydrate soup stock into a beautiful, flower-shaped wafer “bowl” filled with dried ingredients. Simply add hot water to enjoy soul-warming, authentic Japanese meals instantly. Popular flavours include Chicken & Vegetable Miso Soup, Seasoned Matsutake Ochazuke, and Egg & Wakame Noodles. Not only is this product loved by busy city folks, it has also become a very popular souvenir and gift option! Warm up with Hanaichie soups this autumn!
**Available at Times Square atrium only. While stocks last.
Enjoy authentic Japanese meals easily
HANAICHIE Matsutake & Snow Pea Clearsoup
HANAICHIE Aburaage & Spinach Miso Soup
HANAICHIE Red Salmon Ochazuke
The relaxing afternoon of early autumn is the perfect time to savour Japanese snacks and drinks. city’super is excited to share with you the pairing tip to make your snacking experience all the more enjoyable.
Originating in Saijo City in Ehime Prefecture, Toyoseika’s rice crackers have won numerous awards at the National Okashi Expo in Japan. These rice crackers are highly addictive, such as the umami-packed Bonito Salt flavour, tangy Plum & Kelp flavour and delectable Takoyaki flavour. Enjoy the crackers then take a sip of Cold Brew Gyokuro Tea from Kyoto’s Ippodo Tea Co, which specialises in premium teas, to satisfy your snack cravings.
**Specific Stocks are available at Times Square atrium and ifc mall store only. While stocks last.
Also from Ehime Prefecture, Hinanoya’s puffed rice are made using high-quality raw ingredients, and are flavourful with a lovely crisp. These rice puffs are traditionally regarded as a lucky gift by the locals, and has recently become a very popular snack. Pair them with Vinos Kurano Amazake (sweet sake) to bring out both products’ rice aroma even more!
Of course, Tincarbell egg bread (being sold more than 80,000 pieces every day in Japan!) and Souwakajuen’s Mikan Juice made using strictly selected
*Price and availability of promotional products are subject to in-store updates. While stocks last
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