Find some Japanese friends for your kitchen!
The JAPAN FOOD SHOW is an exciting new attraction at this year’s HYPER JAPAN Festival, and one which no fan of Japanese cuisine will want to miss! You can discover the secrets behind some of your favourite foods, such as sushi, ramen and katsu curry, as over 30 producers of different Japanese food and drink products gather together under one roof.
Taste Japanese Flavours!
The JAPAN FOOD SHOW offers you a rare chance to talk to producers from Japan and around the world. What’s more, you’ll have a chance to check out some of the coolest new ingredients and products now available in the UK, which are sure to inspire your own culinary adventures.
With a veritable feast of information on Japanese food on display, and the chance to win prizes, the JAPAN FOOD SHOW is sure to leave you feeling satisfied. The event is open to the general public on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, and entry is free to HYPER JAPAN Festival ticket holders.
Check out our exhibitor list below.
AHJIKAN CO., LTD.
QUALITY SOY BEAN PRODUCTS
Ahjikan works in the production, sales, and wholesale of processed food products, including these two brilliant soy bean products. Firstly, Frozen Deep-Fried Silken Tofu Squares: dainty cubes of atsuage (thick-fried tofu) with a silky-smooth texture. Superconvenient, since they require no oil drainage. Secondly, Tube Natto: an innovative product for professional kitchens making natto-filled sushi. Simply squeeze out the natto, carefully seasoned for a light and delicate taste. Ahjikan’s extensive line-up also includes Oishii Gobo Tea, an aromatic and polyphenol-rich burdock tea.
AJINOMOTO POLAND SP Z O.O.
OYAKATA RAMEN SOUPS IN BAGS
OYAKATA is the essence of taste, hidden in instant dishes and soups with noodles, prepared in accordance with traditional recipes. The products allow to discover the original tastes of the Japanese cuisine. In Japanese, OYAKATA means MASTER. OYAKATA dishes are offered in three most popular tastes: Japanese Classic, Chicken Teriyaki, Beef of Wasabi taste. Liquid sauce provides the dishes with distinctive aroma of spices and herbs, and provides flexible texture of noodles. OYAKATA products are enriched with pieces of meat and vegetables depending on the taste version. OYAKATA Japanese dishes are masterful artwork of taste, based on the Japanese culinary tradition. OYAKATA products are offered in a convenient cup with a lid, specially designed to provide consumers with convenience and easy preparation of the product in the Japanese style.
ASAICHIBAN CO., LTD.
ASAICHIBAN NATTO PRODUCTS
Even among Japan’s rich line-up of traditional fermented foods, natto stands out as a superfood, boasting outstanding nutritional content and functionality. Mamenoka is made using IBARAKI ℓst-1, a special strain of fermentation starter, designed to reduce the characteristic stickiness of natto for a more versatile product, and carefully selected soy beans. Available in two types: soft and mellow WHITE, fermented over 18 hours, and deep and aromatic RED, fermented over 24 hours. Try in salads or appetizers.
AZUMA FOODS UK LTD.
AZUMA FOODS GLUTEN FREE TOFU CROUTONS
Azuma Foods offers the best in specialty Japanese-style products. The company strives to create a unique food culture that introduces high quality, innovative products with broad appeal to customers worldwide. Azuma Foods is the leader in the development and distribution of Japanese-style food products including a variety of izakaya-style Japanese tapas items such as Gluten Free Tofu Croutons. These croutons add a lovely texture and nutrients to salads and other dishes and can also be enjoyed as a snack.
GYOZA KEIKAKU CO., LTD.
GLUTEN-FREE NON-MEAT GYOZA
Gyoza Keikaku specialise in gyoza dumplings, working with the Chinese restaurant and supermarket industries, as well as with international clients. Gyoza Keikaku has a gluten-free gyoza factory in Ogata village, Akita prefecture, the heartland of rice production in Japan. Here, the company makes succulent and delicious gyoza which are entirely free from gluten and meat. These healthy vegetarian gyoza are instead made with rice, the soul of Japan’s culinary culture, and other ingredients.
HIRO FOOD PACKAGES MANUFACTURING SDN BHD
DISPOSABLE PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS
Hiro Food is a food packaging manufacturer owned and operated by Japanese experts in the food packaging industry. Hiro Food has imported the most advanced manufacturing technology from Japan, which is combined with the strictest quality control. Products include sushi trays, sushi platters, lunch boxes, donburi bowls, and more. Hiro Food stands tall and proud in servicing customers from different walks of life across the 76 countries the company serves around the globe.
HOUSE FOODS GROUP INC.
HOUSE FOODS JAPANESE CURRY SAUCE MIX
Japanese-style curry has been transformed dramatically from its Indian roots. Japanese curry usually contains meat and vegetables, and has a thick, gravy-like consistency. House Foods recommend curry to everyone as a nutritious and well-balanced meal that pairs well with any staple food. House Foods is one of the leading manufacturers of curry sauce mix in Japan, offering products that are easy to use in cooking; packages for both home use and commercial use are available.
KANEKU CO., LTD.
KANEKU FROZEN JAPANESE YUZU PEEL
Kaneku Frozen Japanese Yuzu Peel is made with the peel of yuzu grown in the Shikoku and Kyushu regions of Japan. This finest quality peel is then chopped and frozen while still fresh. The product is not subject to any heat treatment and contains no colourings or additives. As a result, the consumer can enjoy the vivid scent and distinct taste of this all-natural, quintessentially Japanese fruit. Kaneku also sells high-quality wasabi products wholesale in Japan and overseas.
KENKO MAYONNAISE CO., LTD.
KENKO Mayonnaise is a leading food manufacturer supplying commercial clients with salad dressings and sauces. KENKO Restaurant Mayonnaise is made with 17% egg yolk content, giving it richness, and grain vinegar, for a less sour taste. Perfect for spicy dishes, Garlic Soy Sauce uses fried garlic and chilli oil for appetising aroma and taste. Cooking Sauce Sweet Miso is a versatile blend of Saikyo and Hatcho miso. Triple Balance Non Oil Onion is a healthy dressing, free from oil or sugar, with a rich and satisfying texture from onion.
MANGAJO UK LTD
MANGAJO GREEN TEA
MangaJo Green Teas are the premium ready-to-go drinks and the perfect addition to any sushi bar. Inspired by the smooth skin and youthfulness of Japan’s octogenarians, MangaJo is packed with only the best ingredients ready to enjoy with delicious katsu and sushi. Green tea and rooibos tea alongside some of the most flavourful ‘super berries’, such as the unique Amazonian acai berry, make MangaJo drinks a double dose of anti-oxidant goodness that also quenches your thirst leaving you feeling revitalised and ready to go.
MARUHACHI MURAMATSU, INC.
JAPANESE RAMEN SOUP
This range of bold and brilliant ramen soups is made doubly delicious by the blend of two types of soup stock in each variety: a seafood stock, made from such ingredients as katsuo-bushi (bonito flakes), saba-bushi (mackerel flakes), niboshi (small dried fish), yaki-ago (grilled flying fish), and kombu (kelp), and a vegetable stock. Making mouthwateringly authentic ramen soup is as simple as diluting your soup of choice with hot water. Choose from four varieties: soy sauce, miso, salt, and spicy tantan-men.
MARUKOME CO., LTD.
MARUKOME LIQUID MISO & INSTANT MISO SOUPS
Ryotei-no- Aji is Japan’s best-selling brand of miso. These Liquid Miso and Instant Miso products have been developed to make this distinctively delicious taste accessible to consumers across the globe. Liquid Miso makes using miso simple in all types of cooking; just add as required. Instant Miso Soups mean you can enjoy the taste of authentic miso soup with any meal. Varieties include tofu, wakame, and aburaage fried tofu; all varieties are free from MSG and gluten. Each pack contains 8 servings.
MARUTOMO CO., LTD.
MARUTOMO JAPANESE DASHI SOUP STOCK
Marutomo celebrates the centenary of its establishment in 2018. Over one hundred years, the company has devoted itself to providing life-enriching food experiences which bring joy to customers in Japan and worldwide. Jikabiyaki Dashi no Moto is an easy-to-use granulated dashi stock base that’s rich with the aroma of bonito. Simply dissolve to enjoy an authentic flavour. Ideal for use in a wide range of Japanese dishes, including miso soup, udon soup, simmered dishes, and hotpots.
MINATO SEIKA CO., LTD.
MINATO SEIKA DAIFUKU CAKES
Daifuku cakes, made from glutinous mochi rice and various sweet fillings, are one of the most popular of Japan’s traditional confections. Minato Seika Daifuku offers shiro (white), aka (red), and kusa (mugwort) daifuku, all filled with delicious home-made whole-bean anko paste. The company has developed an new style of daifuku, filled with soy bean cream: soft mochi cake is wrapped around various flavours of bean paste – including matcha, coffee, strawberry, and sesame – and rounded off with a deliciously soft centre of soy bean cream.
MISHIMA FOODS CO., LTD.
MISHIMA FURIKAKE JAPANESE MULTIPURPOSE SEASONINGS
Furikake is a multipurpose seasoning made with seaweed, sesame seeds, and dried fish. It was created in the early 20th century to help combat malnutrition and was originally used as a rice topping. Today, furikake has spread worldwide, where it is used as a unique and versatile seasoning for pizza, French fries, hot dogs, and more. Mishima Foods offers a range of furikake, including its signature Yukari Red Shiso Leaf Rice Seasoning, and works to develop new products showcasing superlative ingredients.
NAGATANIEN CO., LTD.
SUSHI TOPPING FURIKAKE
Furikake is a type of dry seasoning designed to be enjoyed with rice, and these Sushi Topping Furikake have been developed specially for professional caterers to use with uramaki (insideout) sushi rolls. Simply sprinkle the carefully blended topping over sushi rolls for instant enhancement of both appearance and taste. Available in the U.K. in two of three flavours: Yuzu Kosho, with its sweet-sour citrus notes and hint of spice, works well with prawn & paprika rolls, while gently spiced Curry is delicious with chicken & carrot-filled rolls.
NIPPON ACCESS, INC
MIWABI DRY NOODLES
The original brand miwabi is produced by Nippon Access, a food wholesaler active in Japanese and international markets. The miwabi brand aims to bring Japan’s superlative culinary culture within everyday reach and to connect it to the next generation. Made with carefully selected ingredients, including Japan-grown wheat, miwabi dry noodles are produced by traditional techniques, and come packaged in zip-lock bags for long-lasting freshness. The range includes udon, soba, and somen in a number of styles and made from various ingredients.
NIPPON TRENDS FOOD SERVICE, INC
RAMEN NOODLES WITH TONKOTSU SHOYU FLAVOUR
This innovative frozen product makes is possible to enjoy the authentic taste of ramen at any time. Ramen Noodles with Tonkotsu Shoyu Flavour combine wavy noodles with a rich and mellow soup, given depth by a soy sauce base enriched with chicken and pork flavours, and aromatic complexity by pot herbs. Nippon Trends Food Service is a family-owned business that focuses on creating high quality noodle products that meet the needs of overseas customers, including customised noodles for volume orders.
NISHIMOTO TRADING CO., LTD
NISHIMOTO TRADING PREMIUM RICE & OTHER PRODUCTS
Nishimoto Trading is an international food supplier established in 1912 in Kobe, Japan. Today, it is headquartered in Tokyo and supplies premium rice and foodstuffs worldwide, handling sales of products ranging from foodstuff materials to processed food products, such as its private brand Shirakiku. Its multi-segment range of products is sourced from the best supply locations.
OHORI CO., LTD.
VEGETABLE SIDE DISHES
Since its establishment, Ohori has concentrated on offering the very best in ready meals by striving for taste improvements, insisting on product quality, and developing innovative products. Its wide product line-up includes the following. Wasabi-flavoured okra: whole okra prepared in soy sauce with a hint of wasabi. Simmered daikon strips: julienned radish simmered in an aromatic sauce rich in bonito flakes. Marinated root vegetables: a hearty blend of burdock, lotus root, carrot, and onion.
OK FOOD INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
NON-GMO INARI POCKET
OK Food Industry is a pioneer of seasoned fried bean curd products for professional use and boasts the top share in Japan. OK Food respects the traditional manufacturing process in order to give products an extra juiciness. This seasoned fried bean curd for inari sushi is made from 100% Canadian Non- GMO soy beans, and fried in non-GMO rice bran oil rather than canola oil. Simply stuff these easy-to-use for everyone Inari Pockets with sushi rice and serve.
OTAFUKU SAUCE CO., LTD.
OTAFUKU OKONOMI SAUCE
Otafuku is most famous for its Okonomi Sauce, designed for the popular Japanese dish okonomiyaki, a kind of pancake made with many combinations of meat and vegetables. The sauce is a blend of around 20 different kinds of spices, combined with a wealth of fruits and vegetables. This is a mellow sauce characterised by a sweet and rich flavour, created from carefully sourced dates. Otafuku offers a 500g bottle for home use and a 2.1kg bottle for commercial use.
OTSUKA GREEN TEA CO., LTD.
OTSUKA JAPANESE GREEN TEA AND MATCHA
Otsuka Green Tea is a family-owned tea company, established 150 years ago. The company is located in Kakegawa, Shizuoka, a prime area for green tea production in Japan. The company harvests its tea leaves from plantations blessed with soil and climate perfect for tea production. The company’s award-winning products, including natural leaf tea, roasted tea, and brown rice tea, are all of the highest quality. Otsuka Green Tea offers the unmistakable flavour and aroma of deep steamed sencha green tea.
PESCA RICH Europe Ltd (a former Tsukiji Europe Ltd)
CHAKIN EGG SHEET ROLL
The Chakin Egg Sheet Roll is a pre-rolled sheet of very thin egg omelette, less than a millimetre thick, with a bright and even yellow colour. The easy-to-use sheet contains no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives, and is produced from 100% British Lion eggs in a BRC Grade A accredited factory in the U.K. The roll is ideal for new and traditional types of sushi— and perfect for maki rolls—as well as many other dishes. A great product for vegetarians, health-conscious eaters, and all sushi lovers.
FROZEN READY TO COOK JAPANESE PRODUCTS
Tsukiji Europe offers a wide range of Frozen Ready to Cook Japanese Products with the wow factor, including: ebi gyoza, ebi shumai, sweet potato croquette, curry croquette, ebi katsu, chimaki, yakitori, tsukune, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, ebi tempura, aji fry, kakiage, and satsumaage. These products originate in Japan but have a touch of European influence. Convenient and simple, they make for tasty everyday side dishes. Going forwards, “clean eating recipes”, “gluten free” and “sustainability” will be the keywords for our new products.
S&B FOODS INC.
S&B GOLDEN CURRY SAUCE MIX
S&B has played a pivotal role in making curry a firm family favourite in Japan, having popularised the dish through the launch of its Golden Curry Sauce Mix. Proudly made in Japan, this richly aromatic curry roux has a transformative effect on dishes through its careful blend of spices and herbs. The product comes in three levels of spiciness: Mild, Medium Hot, and Hot and is available in 92g and 220g packs. This product is sold in two pack designs.
S&B WASABI PASTE, SAUCE & POWDER
Tube wasabi is now a household item in Japan and beyond thanks to S&B Foods, the first company to launch it, in 1972. Before then, wasabi had to be freshly grated or made up from powder with water; however, fresh wasabi was expensive and the powder inconvenient. In response, S&B proposed the idea of dispensing wasabi from a tube, a convenience ensuring just the right amount anytime. Tube condiments quickly became an indispensable part of home cooking, and today they account for about half of all condiments and spices sold in Japan.
SANSU DRINKS LTD
SANSU YUZU SOFT DRINKS
Sansu’s yuzu soft drinks are made in London using grade A raw yuzu juice from Korea and Japan. The range includes still and sparkling drinks. Still flavours are: Yuzu Original, Yuzu & Pear, Yuzu & Pink Guava, Yuzu & Blueberry and Yuzu & Salty Lychee. Sparkling flavours are: Yuzu Original, Yuzu & Cucumber, Yuzu & Ginger and Yuzu & Umé. The drinks have a shelf life of two years from production and do not contain any artificial flavours or preservatives.
SAPPORO BREWERIES LTD.
SAPPORO PREMIUM BEER
Sapporo is the oldest brand of beer in Japan, founded in 1876. The legend of Sapporo beer began with the adventurous spirit of Seibei Nakagawa, Japan’s first German-trained brewmaster, who combined German techniques and Japanese sensibility to create a fine, authentic lager. The original, the icon: Sapporo Premium Beer is a refreshing lager with a crisp, refined flavour and a clean finish. The perfect beer to pair with any meal and any occasion.
SEWHA SEAFOOD CO., LTD.
SEWHA SEAFOOD PREMIUM NORI PRODUCTS
Nori Rolls, rolled up from strips of roasted nori, are designed to be used on sushi roll production lines. Various widths of rolls are available; with optimal sizes such as thick, medium, and thin rolls. Roll Nori can also be produced with bespoke widths. Nori Snacks offre a brilliant balance of flavour and nutrition, thanks to the addition of chirimen (small fish, salted and dried) almonds, brown rice, and nuts to dietary fibre-rich nori. These snacks are ideal for dieters and those who enjoy to drink.
SHIBANUMA SOY SAUCE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
SHIBANUMA SOY SAUCE & WASABI PORTION PACKS
Shibanuma Soy Sauce has been making soy sauce in wooden barrels since 1688. Today, it is focusing on exports through taste customisation, quality maintenance, and labeling compliance. It has also developed single-use portion packs, including the Soy Sauce and Wasabi Dispen Pak. This easy-to- use, mess-free pack is a revolutionary product for food service; it can be snapped open singled-handed. The company also offers bespoke pack design for high volume orders.
SOMI FOODS INC.
SOMI KITANO MISO G RAMEN SOUP
Kitano Miso G is a concentrated soup flavour for creating flavourful miso ramen soup. It is made with carefully selected ingredients, including miso and vegetables, to create an authentically rich and deep flavour. No MSG is added and no animal products are used. Kitano Miso G is made in Kyoto by Somi Foods, a trusted supplier to thousands of renowned restaurants across Japan, boasting more than 65 years of experience in providing high quality soups and seasonings to the food service industry.
SOUTH PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
TAMPER EVIDENT CONTAINERS
With 35 years of dedication to the manufacture of industry use food packaging, South Plastic Industry have developed the most innovative designs with the highest standards in mind to meet client needs. These tamper evident containers have a pleasant look and are leak-resistant, preventing spills while maximizing freshness. To use, simply click to lock and pull the tab to open. No loose pieces means no extra waste, nothing to litter, and no risk of accidental consumption. Costs are also reduced since there is no need for shrink bands or wrap labels.
TOA FOOD INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
TOA FOOD INDUSTRIAL TRADITIONAL JAPANESE NOODLES
Toa Food Industrial is committed to making safety-focused and delicious products that inspire confidence in its customers. Working from its base in Banshu, one of Japan’s leading production centres for dry noodles, the company produces authentic dry noodle products that are renowned across both Japanese and global markets for their high quality and superlative taste. Toa Food Industrial’s product line-up includes an extensive range of traditional Japanese noodles, including: udon, soba, somen, tea-flavoured soba, ramen, and more.
UEMAN RYOSHOKU SEIFUNSHO CO., LTD.
UEMAN RICE STARCH AND PANKO
Ueman Ryoshoku Seifunsho specialises in wagashi ingredients processed from rice and soy beans, including joshinko rice starch, shiratamako rice starch, and kinako soy bean flour. The company has succeeded in using its milling technology to process rice into flakes, making possible the production of “panko” from rice flour. These panko are made from 100% Japanese rice, with no secondary ingredients (e.g. yeast, shortening, salt) or additives. This unique product offers a distinctive crunch that’s quite different from standard wheat flour-based panko.
WEIFANG BOFAN IMP. & EXP. CO., LTD.
FROZEN PROCESSED FOODS
Weifang Bofan offers a rich line-up of products for commercial use, including gyoza dumplings, yakitori grilled chicken, and bao buns. Filled with finest-quality chicken and fresh vegetables, the gyoza are popular EU-wide and available in Kimchee Chicken, Shrimp Chicken, and Green Veg flavours. The yakitori is handroasted over charcoal by professionals using an authentic tare sauce. Choose from Momo (thigh), Negima (thigh with onion) or Tsukune (minced) varieties. Finally, the bao buns—or “Asian burgers”—are ideal for any restaurant or take-out.
Sat 14th & Sun 15th: open to general public
Free entry (HYPER JAPAN Festival entry ticket is required)
*Fri 13th: open to business visitors only
Business visitors: click here (www.harrofoods.co.uk) for further details and registration