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Travelers’ Treasures / Niji no Shio (Flavored salt seasoning)

Wakuden is one of Kyoto’s finest traditional Japanese restaurants originally established as a Japanese-style inn in 1870. Niji no Shio was born from Wakuden’s commitment to food.

Sea salt from Kyoto cooked slowly in a pan is blended with chemical-free rice grown in the Kyotango area — the home of Wakuden — Japanese pepper, Japanese basil, turmeric, red yeast rice, and other natural ingredients. It is a Japanese seasoning with the colors of Japan presented as a colorful rainbow over the sea of Kyoto. The eye-catching colors and flavors liven up dishes with one sprinkle.

Expert’s comment: No other salt brings out the flavor of ingredients the way that Niji no Shio does. Whether it is Murasaki (orange), made from Japanese basil, on grilled white fish or carpaccio, or Moegi (yellow), made from Japanese pepper, on seasonal vegetables grilled with olive oil, Niji no Shio invites diners to experience the world of Japanese cuisine. (Yu Mizushiro, president and producer of good mornings Co., Ltd.)

Price: ¥1,458 each for 17-21 grams

Manufacturer: Wakuden Co. in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto

(http://shop.wakuden.kyoto/shop/c/c1111/)

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