3 Year Aged Tonkatsu Sauce – 350g
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Ideal accompaniment to all breaded meats (pork, veal and chicken) plus grilled meat and vegetables. A must with popular Japanese street food dishes okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes) and Takoyaki (octopus in batter).
Inspired by the success of imported English Worcestershire sauce in the early 19th Century, Oliver Sauce created the first Tonkatsu sauce in 1948. The name comes from one of the dishes the sweet and sour, vinegar-based sauce was designed to accompany: deep fried pork cutlets.
Traditional Tonkatsu sauce is produced by boiling vegetables, spices and fruit in a large vat, this is allowed to naturally separate, the sauce is taken from above the layer of ingredients that naturally fall to the bottom. This 3-year aged sauce did not come about until a chance discovery in 1995. A large earthquake caused the company premises to be badly affected by fire, sediment was left in the tanks until reconstruction was complete. It was discovered the sediment had naturally aged to produce a think sauce with an exceptionally rich aroma and flavour.
Ingredients: blend of fruits and vegetables (tomato, onion, apple, garlic), sugar, rice and cane vinegar, water, salt, red wine, yeast extract, spices (black pepper, mace, clove, thyme, sage, bay leaf, coriander, cumin, celery, allspice berries, white pepper, chilli, cassava starch, cassava dextrin, corn powder), soy sauce (soy, wheat, salt), ferment (wheat, yeast extract, sweet potato dextrin) ), thickener E1422
Store in a cool, dark place. Refrigerate once open.