Give your cooking a hint of acidity with Mizkan's distilled rice and grain vinegar. Made from a blend of wheat-derived alcohol, rice, corn and sake lees (the sediment that remains after sake has been fermented and filtered out), this vinegar has a milder taste than regular rice vinegars, and is perfect for making sushi vinegar. It can also be used in salad dressings, in Japanese hot pots or in marinades to help tenderise meats. A great Japanese cupboard staple.
Japanese cooking relies on a number of staples; ingredients that are needed in a wide range of classic Japanese dishes. These include soy sauce (for adding savoury/umami flavour), mirin rice wine (for sweetness and flavour depth), vinegar (for adding acidity and using in pickling), and panko breadcrumbs (for coating meats or vegetables in preparation for deep-frying).