Pure umami - popular japanse seasoning
Shio Koji is a Japanese fermented ingredient. It’s made of salt, water and Rice Koji. You can use it to marinate or add flavour. In Japan, they have lots of fermented food such as Soy sauce or Soybean paste and Shio Koji is one of the most popular seasonings.
Shio Koji can enhance umami in foods. It’s an active food including lots of enzymes which helps digestion. It’s also described as “miso without soybeans”.
Shio Koji can break down the starch and protein contained in the ingredients to bring out the umami and sweetness to make the food delicious. The meat becomes soft after it is marinated with it. It can help to add beautiful baked colour on the food when you use it for baking or frying.