Specifically crafted for The Wasabi Company by Marusho Vinegar of Wakayama, this sushisu is a perfectly balanced blend of traditional rice vinegar and naturally sweet mirin. Designed as the ideal seasoning for sushi rice, it is also very well suited for use in vinaigrettes and seasoning any rice dish or steamed vegetables.
Sushi rice vinegars are usually flavoured with a high quantity of sugar or fructose syrup, this often means they are over sweet and unhealthy when used liberally to season sushi rice. Mirin provides a naturally sweet alternative with flavour enhancing properties, this is blended with pure rice vinegar made according to a centuries old method passed down from generation to generation in the Kumano Mountain region.
Available in 300ml
Refrigerate once open and use within 3 months.
A family business now run by the fourth generation, Marusho's vinegar brewery is located in the same building where the business began in 1879. Mud & wood walls and earthenware floors house the giant cedarwood barrels, some more than 100 years old, where the fermentation of the vinegars take place. Vinegars are made with rice grown on the family estate, water from the nearby Kumano mountains of Wakayama and only the highest quality natural ingredients. The progress of fermentation is minutely monitored by skilled craftsmen throughout the 90 - 500 day process.