Get your hands on the freshest Japanese produce and specialties without leaving the comfort of home.
Collaboration between Okinawa International Logistics Hub and @Singaporehomecooks (FB page)
With Okinawa as the southern gateway of Japan, Okinawa International Logistics Hub is able to deliver specialties from Japan to Singapore inexpensively and efficiently due to its access to Naha airport, thereby ensuring the optimum quality of its produce.
The hub will be showcasing its items on Facebook Live for the very first time, exclusively via the Singapore Home Cooks FB page. Each session will focus on produce from a different Japan prefecture (scroll down for schedule!).
A sampling of what would be available:
Highlights from the Kagoshima Prefecture
Annouimo Sweet Potato Caramels
Made from Annouimo sweet potatoes, this premium variant is known for its exceptional sweet flavour profile. The sweet potatoes are grown specially and solely on a tiny island off Kagoshima Prefecture in Tanegashima, Japan.
How to enjoy: Just pop it into your mouth!
Decanter Aged Amberjack Carpaccio with Olive Oil and Kanoya Soy Sauce
The amberjack (kanpachi) is aged for 6 to 8 days using a special decanting method of air exposure to bring out its natural umami flavour. Its rich flavours and melt-in-the-mouth texture has made it a prized catch and
it has been used widely in Michelin-starred restaurants in Tokyo, Japan, for seven consecutive years since its creation.
How to enjoy: Eat it with rice, or bread and wine!
Highlights from the Nagano Prefecture
Shinshu Apple Ball
This sorbet is made with 100% Nagano-grown apples — Nagano Prefecture is Japan’s number 1 apple producer, and the apples are acclaimed for their quality, size and delicious flavour.
How to enjoy: Best enjoyed on a hot day
Pickled Green Pepper in Miso
“Botan Kosho” are peppers listed as Shinshu traditional vegetables from the Nagano Prefecture, which are protected and nurtured only within the region. This is a popular item sold in MUJI Japan.
How to enjoy: As a topping for rice or porridge, or even on its own for a touch of tingling heat!
Highlights from the Okinawa Prefecture
Okinawa is renowned as the largest producer of tiger prawns in Japan, and one of Japan’s finest prawns – Ginoza Tiger Prawns. Each prawn’s clear and translucent flesh signals its premium quality and freshness. Frozen instantly at -40 degrees Celsius when they are caught, the prawns can be served as sashimi after defrosting. Sweet and tender, the Japanese tiger prawns are sure to be a delight
amongst seafood lovers.
How to enjoy: Eat it as sashimi! If raw is not for you, you can add it to steamboat or grill it too.
Check out the FB live sessions on Singapore Home Cooks
You can purchase the items during the live sessions on @Singaporehomecooks (FB) and enjoy great deals!
Held every Monday 8pm, each session will focus on produce from a different prefecture. The schedule is as follows:
- 5 October 2020: Kagoshima
- 12 October 2020: Nagano and Okinawa
- 19 October 2020: Fukui
- 26 October 2020: Hiroshima
- 2 November 2020: Shizuoka