The 7 Essential Kosher Asian Ingredients That Are Trending Now

Kosher Asian ingredients can be hard to find. Jewish Food Hero to the rescue… here is a list of ueeven Kosher Asian key ingredients for your favorite Asian food dishes.

Fermented Hot Pepper Paste

This is an all natural, GMO and gluten free savory, spicy, and delicious fermented Korean condiment made from red chili, rice syrup, fermented soybeans, and salt.

It can be used to bring sweet heat to everything, from chicken to vegetables to salads, stews, soups and marinated meat dishes.

Fermented Miso

Miso is a fermented food which has many beneficial vitamins and minerals that retain their efficacy even after the paste is used in cooking. This Kyoto Shiro White Miso is typically made with 1.5 to 2 times as much white rice koji as cooked soybeans and has a lower salt ratio than other versions. It is known for its lighter color, smooth texture and milder flavor and is often thinned with sake and spread on fish to marinate prior to grilling. It’s certified Kosher OU and certified organic. Get some!

Low Sodium Tamari

Tamari is a soy sauce alternative made from just soybeans. It aids digestion of fruits and vegetables and is a good source of vitamin B3, protein, manganese, and tryptophan. You can use this in any type of cuisine: traditional asian dishes like stir fries and dipping sauces, but also great in casseroles and stews too.

Organic Nama Shoyu Sauce

Nama Shoyu is a raw, unpasteurized Japanese-style soy sauce.  This artisanal one is made from mountain spring water and aged over two years in 150 year old cedar kegs.  The flavor is full-bodied and delicate. Perfect for organic, macrobiotic, vegan, raw, and kosher cooking.

Gold’s Duck Sauce

I am pretty sure my grandparents ate this sweet and sour cantonese style duck sauce.  Who knew it was fat-free, gluten free and vegan. Plus it is kosher (even for Passover).  This might be a kosher cult item.  

Sweet Chili Sauce

This sweet + spicy dressing is an all purpose sauce that adds flavor to everything and anything. Thai sweet chili sauce is sweet and and mildly spicy with a full body garlic flavor. Sweetened with palm sugar, this is a great condiment to use in dipping sauces, asian dressings. I love this with baked french fries.

Korean Chili Flakes

An essential ingredient in authentic kimchi. This is certified kosher and is authorised by Sue Yoo for use in her healthier kimchi recipe.


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