A Guide to Japanese Drinking Vinegars

A Guide to Japanese Drinking Vinegars

Would you down a glass of balsamic vinegar? Are you taking apple cider vinegar with every meal?

Probably not. But, in Japanese culinary culture, there exists a tradition that goes beyond the ordinary realm of vinegar usage in cooking.

Japanese drinking vinegars have a rich history. They not only tantalise the taste buds, but also offer a myriad of health benefits.

At The Wasabi Company, we take pride in offering authentic Japanese ingredients, including a selection of premium drinking vinegars that capture the essence of this centuries-old tradition.

Read on to find out more about delicious Japanese drinking vinegar!

The Origins of Japanese Drinking Vinegar

Japanese drinking vinegar, known as "su" in Japanese, dates back centuries. Initially crafted as a method of preserving fruits and vegetables, vinegar gradually found its way into the realm of beverages, evolving into a beloved tradition enjoyed throughout Japan.

Traditionally, drinking vinegar is made by infusing high-quality rice vinegar with fruits, herbs, and spices, resulting in a refreshing elixir that balances sweetness, acidity, and subtle herbal notes.

Japanese drinking vinegars are a tradition that dates back to medicinal use

Health Benefits

Beyond its culinary appeal, Japanese drinking vinegar is renowned for its potential health benefits. Rich in acetic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants, drinking vinegar is believed to aid digestion, promote gut health, reduce blood sugar spikes, and boost metabolism. Additionally, the presence of fruit extracts adds a burst of vitamins and minerals, making drinking vinegar a refreshing and nutritious beverage choice.

At The Wasabi Company, we source our drinking vinegars from trusted producers who uphold the highest standards of quality and authenticity, ensuring that you can enjoy the full spectrum of health benefits with every sip.

The Wasabi Company's Drinking Vinegar Collection

At The Wasabi Company, we offer a curated selection of Japanese drinking vinegars that showcase their diverse flavours and aromas.

From classic yuzu-infused vinegar to innovative blends featuring shiso and ginger, our collection caters to every palate and preference. Each bottle is crafted with care, using only the finest ingredients sourced directly from Japan, ensuring an authentic and exceptional drinking experience.

Japanese drinking vinegars are great in cocktails as well as desserts, dressings and marinades

Recipes for Japanese Food With Drinking Vinegar

While Japanese drinking vinegar is a delightful beverage on its own, it also serves as a versatile ingredient in many Japanese dishes.

Use it as a refreshing base for cocktails and mocktails, or incorporate it into salad dressings, marinades, sushi rice and sauces to add a bright acidity and depth of flavour to your authentic Japanese cooking.

Our Yuzu Drinking Vinegar pairs wonderfully with fish and fresh fruit, and our Honey Black Vinegar is amazing with dessert. Try pouring it onto ice cream or cheesecake for a refreshing, zingy twist!

Combine our Ume Plum Vinegar with rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and honey for a delicious dipping sauce. A splash of our 5 Year Aged Takara Black Japanese Rice Vinegar is equally incredible in miso soup, or with udon noodles and edible seaweed. There's no end to the culinary combinations you could find!

Whether you're experimenting in the kitchen or simply seeking a unique refreshing beverage to enjoy on a warm day, Japanese drinking vinegar offers endless possibilities for culinary exploration.

Find a large selection of Japanese drinking vinegars online

Elevate Your Culinary Experience with Japanese Drinking Vinegar

At The Wasabi Company, we're proud to introduce our customers to our premium selection of Japanese drinking vinegars.

With their exquisite blend of sweetness, acidity, and herbal notes, they capture the essence of Japanese cuisine while offering a refreshing and healthful beverage option.

Browse our collection today!

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