Add Japanese Flavor to Your Dishes with These Condiments from Hokkaido
Three picks from Tokachi's condiment haven.
Tokachi Hills Shop & Café
13-5 Nisshin, Makubetsu, Nakagawa District, Hokkaido
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (April to October); 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (November to March) (Closed on December 31 and January 1)
Whether they’re used as dip for a simple ulam like fried chicken or as seasoning in pork adobo, condiments such as ketchup, soy sauce, and vinegar are staples in every Pinoy kitchen. And if you’re like most Filipinos who love food bursting with flavor, why not add Japanese condiments to your dishes? There’s a shop in Hokkaido where you can get them!
Tokachi Hills in Hokkaido is a British-inspired garden with around 1,500 kinds of flowers. Located near the entrance is Hills Shop & Café, a white-colored building that offers a wide selection of gardening tools, organic items, beautiful flowers, fresh crops, vinegar, dressing, and original condiments. Aside from marveling at the beauty of the garden, this is also where you can find welcome additions to your pantry. Here are some of them:
Tokachi Hills Pure Vinegar
Produced by a group of professionals, this pure vinegar was created from the beans of Tokachi and processed through its original manufacturing method. This is a must-buy if you want to make your own sushi rice!
Pure Vinegar (¥980)
Tokachi Hills Dressing
A great ingredient in appetizers and main dishes, this dressing made from vegetable and bean vinegar is best used for leafy salads or carpaccio.
Vegetable and Bean Vinegar Dressing (¥650)
Tokachi Hills Dip
Known for its rich Tokachi Hills garlic and aubergine taste, this dip was made by Victor Moldovan, the Hungarian head chef of Tokachi Hills’ farm restaurant, VIZ.
Tokachi Hills Dip (¥700)
After shopping, hang out by the fresh garden and savor the aroma of yummy dishes from the café!
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, Hokkaido Walker™ (22 September 2017)