Japanese Rice Recipes

Japanese Rice As an important staple in Japan, it is essential to know how to cook rice properly. A good bowl of Japanese rice should be fluffy and light. When cooked it should be slightly sticky, yet fragrant. Cook the perfect fluffy Japanese Rice with our freshly polished Japanese Rice. Harvested from our own rice fields in Akita, Japan. Our rice is available in three different grades, Akita Komachi, Yume […]

Refreshing Umeshu Cocktails

Umeshu (Plum Liqueur) Umeshu, also known as Plum Liqueur, is a Japanese liqueur made with ume plums steeped in liqueur and sugar. It’s a tangy and sweet liqueur with an alcohol content of about 10-15%, depending on the brewery. It became a popular drink in Japan sometime around the 17th century. Its delicate taste made […]

Recipes for a Matcha Lover

Matcha (Green tea Powder) Matcha is the powdered tea leaves of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Green tea used for matcha is shade-grown a few weeks before harvest to produce more caffeine and theanine. The shade-grown method turns the leaves a darker shade of green by stimulating an increase in chlorophyll levels. Once […]

Shochu Cocktail – Oolong-hai

Oolong-hai Tea is great, but did you know you can make it better by adding alcohol? Oolong-hai, is alcoholic oolong tea that is popular in many izakaya restaurants. It uses a mild shochu variety into the mix and mugi shochu is usually recommended in order to have a balanced flavour. With a slightly more delicate […]

Why is Freshly Milled Japanese Rice Better?

Our rice field in Akita, Japan Japanese Rice in Makoto-Ya Did you know we harvest and grow our own rice from the fields in Akita, Japan? They are imported to Singapore while kept under optimum conditions, preserving the freshness in each grain. Japanese rice is known for its fragrant aroma and fluffy texture. We believe […]

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