Chances are that rice vinegar is a staple in your pantry – we know it’s vitally important in ours! This sweet vinegar with the perfect balance of acidity is ideal to add depth to many preparations, adding that special flavor, that some call umami, in just a few drops. It’s sweet without being cloying or fruity, and tangy without being sour. The ideal condiment for soups, vinaigrettes, and essential in many Asian dishes, which is why rice vinegar is a must for anyone who loves their Asian cuisine. It is a very mild vinegar, which makes it palate and crowd-pleasing.
It’s a satisfying occasion when we add items with such tradition and respect for cultural cuisine as is the case of this Pure Rice Vinegar by Iio Jozo, a Japanese brewery more than 100 years old. They make what some say is the best and highest-quality rice vinegar in the world – we would agree. Besides using time-tested traditional techniques, they also use 100% pesticide free rice.
Iio Jozo uses sake to make their rice vinegar, and to make sure the entire process is flawless, they make their own, brewing their own sake using traditional techniques. The vinegar is aged for 8 months, to ensure it reaches the perfect balance and flavor profile.