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The Top Asian Grocery Products to Order Online

October 14, 2021

The Top Asian Grocery Products to Order Online

The option of having your groceries delivered directly to your door is a real game-changer. Today, it’s easier than ever to save time and get the foods you want without even leaving home. You can find many companies that are willing to send you everything from produce to your favorite bottle of hot sauce. However, things can get a little tricky if you’re looking for quality Japanese and Asian products.

At MTC Kitchen Home, we offer all of our customers not only the convenience of shopping from home but also the guarantee that they’ll have the very best choices when it comes to Japanese and Asian food and drinks. From gourmet specialties to authentic snacks, we have it all. These are just a few of our favorites:

Wagyu Beef

You've heard about Wagyu beef, but you may have never tasted it. And why not? Its tenderness and mouthwatering flavor are legendary – but so is its price. Before spending top dollar on a piece of Wagyu beef, make sure you know you’re getting your money's worth.

Did you know that Wagyu beef isn't a particular cut of meat or breed of cow? The term can describe any Japanese beef cattle. That means that if you buy a piece of beef that’s simply labeled “Wagyu,” there’s no way of guaranteeing that you’ll get a high-quality product. 

When it comes to Wagyu beef, A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef is king. This meat comes from Kuroge Washu cows raised on a special diet in the Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan. Their diet of barley, wheat, and corn, along with the extra care that Miyazaki ranchers give the cattle, results in perfect marbling and a rich flavor. Whether you want to break out the grill to cook a striploin or a ribeye or try your hand at making sukiyaki, Miyazaki beef will make your meal extra special.

Frozen Gyoza and Shumai

Gyoza and shumai are beloved Asian dishes that are perfect for enjoying as a snack or part of a bigger meal. While many people consider gyoza and shumai to both be dumplings, they are actually pretty different from each other.

Gyoza are small bundles of meat, fish, or vegetables inside a delicate wrapper. They look similar to Chinese potstickers (jiaozi), but they are not as large, have a thinner wrapper, and aren't as heavily seasoned.  You can prepare gyoza in a number of ways, including steaming, boiling, pan frying or deep frying. A soy and vinegar based dipping sauce is typically served alongside them for extra flavor. Ponzu makes a great ready-made option.

Shumai originated in China, but just like gyoza, the Japanese adapted the dish to satisfy local tastes. While Chinese versions typically contain a mixture of pork and shrimp, most traditional Japanese shumai leave the shrimp out; however, you can find some recipes that include it. Shumai are typically steamed and served with soy sauce and hot mustard for dipping.

Soy Sauce Rice Crackers

Are you looking for an addictively flavorful snack without all of the fat and calories of potato chips? Then you’ll want to try Narumiya Kuromame Okaki Rice Crackers with Black Soy Beans. Sure, you've had rice crackers (okaki) before, but certainly nothing like these.

Narumiya Kuromame Okaki Rice Crackers combine pure glutinous rice grown in the Saga Prefecture and other all-natural ingredients to create a luxurious rice cracker from one of the most respected brands in Japan. These high-quality snacks are perfect for serving your guests or eating on your own. Plus, they’re individually wrapped to ensure you always get the maximum crunch.

Narumiya Kuromame Okaki Rice Crackers come in several other flavors, including tamari soy sauce and seaweed-wrapped crackers. Sample each of these options by ordering a variety pack.

If you live in the NYC area, check out these and the other unique Japanese cuisine available at MTC Kitchen Home. Or, contact us today to learn more about Japanese grocery online shopping!



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