Kaki no tane are a classic Japanese cracker, but these ones add an original and natural touch. To be quite honest, they are absolutely delicious and it’s hard to stop once you’ve started the pack!
Made from brown rice, they have a lighter taste than the usual kaki no tane you find in supermarkets, but the first thing people say when they taste them is: ‘Ah, you can really taste the rice’. Soy sauce and sweet chilli are also used sparingly so as not to ruin the balance where the rice flavour predominates. The surface has a rustic appearance that is pleasant to the touch and to the palate.
Finally, as with all Hishiroku products, the ingredients are entirely locally grown and contracted and free from pesticides, chemical fertilisers or other additives during manufacture.
Opened in 1975 in the brewing town of Nagaoka (Niigata Prefecture), Hishiroku’s shop mainly produces miso, but also other traditional foods. Not only do all products use local ingredients grown without pesticides or chemical fertilisers and made without additives, but all work is done by hand. While this type of production does not allow for large volumes, it does allow for quality that is recognised by the luxury establishments that Hishiroku supplies.