What is Ninben?
1699Ninben, famous for "Katsuobushi", was founded more than 300 years ago, in 1699, by Ihee Tokatsu. When he moved to Edo in 1691 from his home town in Mie pref, he became the apprentice of a grain trader named Tarokichi Aburaya. It was in 1699 when he began trading in Katsuobushi and shioboshi (salted and dried fish) in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. This was the very beginning of the company.
1979Ninben was awarded the Emperor's Prize at the 18th Agricultural, Forestry, and Fisheries Festival for the development of the Katsuobushi Fresh Pack, and for its contribution to the expansion of the industry and promotion of stable management in the bonito fishing industry.
What is "Katsuobushi" ?
Katsuobushiis a fermented food product unique to Japan, which is also known as dried bonito shavings. The so-called "dashi" soup stock made using Katsuobushi is the fundamental base of Japanese cuisine. Katsuobushi is a key ingredient in healthy, savory and highly diversified Japanese cuisine.
If you're looking to enjoy the genuine Japanese food, you should definitely try one of their products :
Dashi Stock Gold 500ml
It is made of premium soy sauce. Made under the traditional production method, the bonito umami is fully expressed.
It goes very well with Ten-Don, Salad.
Broccoli Tempura with Dashi Stock
Hijiki Rice Mix
Hijiki is one of seaweed and Hijiki Gohan (Hijiki Rice Bowl) is one of popular and casual dishes in Japan.