Japanese rice is known for their fragrant aroma and fluffy texture. We believe in retaining these traits and providing our customers with authentic-tasting rice, which is why we brought the milling process in locally.
The usual Japanese rice in Singapore has been milled and processed in Japan, before taking an average of two months to be imported onto our shores. As a result, the rice consumed is already two months old, losing much of its qualities.
Our process, however, reduces this to just one week – making sure that much of what we love about Japanese rice is retained.
We harvest and grow our own rice from the fields in Akita, Japan. They are then imported while kept under optimum conditions, preserving the freshness in each grain. These individual grains are then milled only upon orders, ensuring the highest of quality for our customers.
We have three different grades of Japanese rice available – Akita Komachi, Yume Obako and Niigata Koshi Hikari – all grown and delivered by Makoto-Ya, from farm to table.
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.
Our Milling Process
We carry out our rice milling process in three steps, with careful supervision and hygiene assurance in each step to ensure quality is not compromised.
Our employees perform these steps whilst donning Personal Protective Equipment such as hair nets, gloves, shoe covers and disposable gowns, as well as entering air shower rooms to remove all residual particles.
The unprocessed brown rice is dehusked, resulting in a complete separation of the rice husk and rice grains.
The rice grains are put through the polishing machine, and is polished down to a certain ratio, retaining its sweet taste and aroma.
3. Filtering and Screening
The polished rice is then put through a colour filtering machine multiple times, where each individual grain of rice is screened to ensure its quality – rice grains which are not 100% cleanly-polished will be disposed of.