[Yakumi and Yakumiyose]

The word "yakumi" is from a Chinese medical term for a concept that symbolizes the properties of medicine. As this indicates, yakumi is an excellent supporting role in Japanese cuisine, with its health and sterilizing effects, enhancing ingredients with its aroma, and preventative effects.

Many foreign customers visit our showroom. When I translated "yakumi" into English, I got "condiments," but when I translated it to Japanese again, I got "seasoning." "Seasoning" refers to salt, pepper, and other ingredients used during cooking, such as soy sauce and miso in Japan, while "condiments" refers to sauces that are applied after cooking to add flavor to the dish to suit your own taste. It may be thought of as "changing the flavor" at the dinner table.

In our house, Yakumiyose often appears with sesame seeds, ginger, and grated daikon, which are the standard yakumi in Japan. The bamboo material is very flexible, which is a good thing when collecting ground sesame seeds or scraping out the yam left on the grater. As you can see in the photo, the yakumi are kept clean and are very easy to handle.

Regardless of the season, yakumi is indispensable to the Japanese dining table. Although it is a little time-consuming, we are always eager to add it to our dishes, hoping that it will make them even tastier and have more nutritional value. For those who have been looking for one, and for those who love yakumi, this is one of the supporting casts you should definitely try.

Kiya's Yakumiyose
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