- Hanamaruki Liquid Ekitai Shio Koji (Bring UMAMI Into Your Food!) Gluten Free, Non GMO
- Product of Japan
- 16.9 Fl Oz X 1
Details: Hanamaruki's Liquid Shio Koji is a unique and convenient preparation of traditional shio koji. Hanamaruki makes shio koji, places it in a sake bag and then presses it to get only the enzyme-rich liquid. You can use this to marinate meats, season broths or even add to meatballs or gyoza filling. Shio koji is a traditional Japanese ingredient made with a fermented rice malt (koji) and salt (shio). The enzymes contained in shio koji break down proteins to draw umami out of meat and fish. Hikari Miso’s Shio Koji is in liquid form with the tiny half-dissolved grains of rice malt and packaged in a convenient plastic bottle. It can also be used in place of salt by substituting two teaspoons of shio koji for every teaspoon of salt. This easy-to-use aspect is another reason the traditional ingredient recaptured.