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Harro Foods presents JAPAN FOOD SHOW 2019

Find some Japanese friends for your kitchen!

After the success of the 2018 show, we are happy to announce the return of the JAPAN FOOD SHOW at this year’s HYPER JAPAN Festival 2019! This is a show 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 40 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.

If you participate in our questionnaire, you’ll be entered into a prize drawing for free tickets to our winter show in November.

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 13th and Sunday 14th July, and entry is free to HYPER JAPAN Festival ticket holders. Samples will be available for most foods while supplies last.

Check out our exhibitor list below.

Exhibitors

WISMETTAC FOODS, INC.

Shirakiku Vegetarian Meat Gyoza

Shirakiku Vegetarian Meat Gyoza are succulent and delicious gyoza dumplings, produced in a gluten- and meat-free factory in the rice production heartland of Akita. They are stuffed generously with rice, the soul of Japanese culinary culture, soy beans, and other healthy ingredients instead of meat. These gyoza are delicious pan-fried, deep-fried for extra crispiness or boiled for a soft and chewy texture.

WISMETTAC FOODS PREMIUM RICE & OTHER PRODUCTS

Wismettac Foods is an international food distributor established in 1912 in Kobe, Japan. Today it is part of the Wismettac Group, alongside Harro Foods, and is headquartered in Tokyo. It supplies premium rice and foodstuffs worldwide, all sourced from the best supply locations. It handles sales of products ranging from foodstuff materials to processed food products, such as its private brand Shirakiku.

AHJIKAN CO., LTD.

Ahjikan Frozen Deep-Fried Tofu Squares

Frozen Deep-Fried Silken Tofu Squares are dainty cubes of atsuage (thick-fried tofu) with a silky-smooth texture. These cubes are super-convenient, since they require no oil drainage, and such high quality it’s hard to believe they are a frozen product. As processed food specialists, Ahjikan also offers an exciting range of processed vegetable products, made with fresh ingredients and simple to prepare for an authentic taste.

ASAHI SOGYO CO., LTD.

Information will be coming soon.

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. Asaichiban’s natto are made true to tradition to highlight the natural taste of soy beans. Best-selling Ibaraki Meisan Kotsubu Natto uses the smallest soy beans for a delicate texture. Organic Natto is made with organically grown soy beans, perfect for health and environmentally-conscious customers.

HATA KOUSEN CO., LTD.

Information will be coming soon.

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.

HUACIANG INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

Information will be coming soon.

JINHYUN CO.,LTD.

GLUTEN-FREE BREADCRUMBS & SEAWEED SALAD

Jinhyun’s range of panko-style Gluten Free Breadcrumbs is made with rice and corn, with little else added to ensure a deliciously healthy crunch. The breadcrumbs are ideal for oven cooking, frying, and topping, while a selection of decorative breadcrumb shapes is also available. The range includes more than five shapes and various sizes, allowing you to tailor your choice. Seaweed Salad is a shelf-ready product , sealed to retain a fresh and delicious taste and available in two flavours: sesame oil-rich Original and spicy Jalapeno.

KAIYUAN TRANSCEND FOOD CO.,LTD

Information will be coming soon.

MARUHACHI MURAMATSU, INC.

Ramen Soup & Kombu Ekitaidashi S

These ramen soups are doubly delicious thanks to the blend of two types of soup stock in each variety: vegetable and seafood, the latter made from such ingredients as katsuo-bushi (bonito flakes), saba-bushi (mackerel flakes) and niboshi (small dried fish). Add hot water for authentic ramen soup in an instant. Kombu Ekitaidashi S is a super-concentrated and additive-free stock made from Hokkaido-sourced kombu (kelp). Simply dilute for rich and flavourful stock, with none of the fuss or mess of making it from scratch.

MARUI.CO., LTD.

Information will be coming soon.

MARUSAN-AI CO., LTD.

Information will be coming soon.

MARUTOMO CO., LTD.

MSG-FREE SOUP STOCK POWDERS AND SEAWEED MIX

Marutomo offers three types of soup stock powder: Ago (flying fish), Katsuo (bonito), Yasai (vegetable). None of these three soup stock powders contain any salt or MSG. The extraordinarily fine powder gives soups a much bolder taste and aroma. Kaiso Salad (seaweed mix) is made with a variety of colourful seaweeds, which contain abundant minerals and are known as a low-calorie food. This versatile product can be used in a wide range of dishes.

MINATO SEIKA CO., LTD.

SOY MILK CREAM DAIFUKU

Daifuku cakes, made from glutinous mochi rice and various sweet fillings, are one of the most popular of Japan’s traditional confections. Minato Seika has developed the Soy Bean Cream Daifuku, a new style that marries this Japanese tradition with Western flavours for a delightfully mellow treat. 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.

MISUZU-CO CO., LTD.

INARIZUSHI POCKET

Inarizushi is a traditional Japanese dish, made by stuffing vinegared rice into pockets of fried bean curd (tofu) that has been seasoned and fried. These Inarizushi Pockets are made by Misuzu Corporation, an expert producer of soy bean-based foods, most notably koya bean curd (freeze-dried tofu) and seasoned fried bean curd. These sweet and salty pockets, ready to be opened and filled with freshly prepared rice, come in two packet sizes: 40 pockets for commercial customers, 16 pockets for retail.

NISSHIN FOODS, INC.

Information will be coming soon.

NR INSTANT PRODUCE CO., LTD.

Information will be coming soon.

OK FOOD INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

SEASONED BEAN CURD – AUTHENTIC 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 its products an extra juiciness, and was the first in Japan to industrialise the traditional “form-in-mould” method of fried bean curd production. Simply stuff these easyto-use for everyone Inari Pockets with sushi rice and serve.

OTSUKA GREEN TEA CO., LTD.

Information will be coming soon.

SEWHA SEAFOOD CO.,LTD.

Seaweed Snacks (Gim & Gim Snacks)

Gim & Gim Snacks are roasted snacks made with “gim” (Korean for seaweed), meaning they are rich in minerals, vitamins, protein, and dietary fibre. They are the perfect choice for the health-conscious consumer seeking out well-balanced and delicious snacking options. Crunchy nuts, roasted brown rice, and sesame are sandwiched between thin slices of the finest quality Korean seaweed sheets to create low-calorie, high taste super snacks. The entire line is produced under a strict food management system for superior quality control.

SHINSYU-ICHI MISO CO., LTD.

SHINSYU-ICHI MISO PASTE & INSTANT MISO SOUP

Itachogonomi is a long-standing brand from Shinsyu-ichi. Its Shiro and Aka Miso are easy-to-use pouch-type miso suitable for all kinds of miso dishes. Shiro Miso is ideal for dressings and sauces, while Aka Miso pairs brilliantly with meat. Freeze Dried Instant Miso Soup 7.5G (Authentic/MSG-free Vegetarian) is a freezedried block-type miso soup in two flavours that makes quick yet authentic miso soup possible for anyone – just add hot water.

SOUTH PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

TAMPER EVIDENT CONTAINERS

Introducing the industry-leading tamper evident container from South Plastic Industry. The innovative SAFETY PACK® has a patented lock mechanism design that is easy to operate, recognise, and adapt. SAFETY PACK® products have a pleasant look and are leak-resistant, preventing spills while maximizing freshness. No loose pieces means no extra waste, nothing to litter, and no accidental consumption risk. No need for shrink bands or wrap labels means cost reductions too. SAFETY PACK® help you store the foods neatly and nicely.

TABLEMARK CO., LTD.

Information will be coming soon.

YUZUYA-HONTEN.CO., LTD.

YUZU JUICE (ALL NATURAL)

Made with 100% yuzu fruit juice, this all-natural, small-batch juice product has been carefully crafted to showcase the distinct taste and aroma of yuzu without any bitterness. Simply open a bottle to enjoy the rich and refreshing scent of ripe, hand-pressed yuzu fruit. This juice works well as a mixer for a range of alcohol, including shochu, and can also be used as a versatile condiment: try in vinegared dishes, salads, carpaccio, marinades, dressings, and more.

OTOKOYAMA.CO., LTD.

Information will be coming soon.

TATSUUMA-HONKE BREWING CO., LTD.

Information will be coming soon.

HOMARE SAKE BREWERY CO., LTD.

Information will be coming soon.

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 matcha-flavoured udon and somen in a number of styles and made from various ingredients.

AJINOCHINUYA CO., LTD.

FROZEN KABOCHA PUMPKIN CROQUETTES

Aji no Chinuya is a specialist producer of high-quality frozen foods based in Kagawa Prefecture and currently holds the leading share in the domestic catering trade market for frozen potato croquettes. These Frozen Kabocha Pumpkin Croquettes showcase the natural sweetness of kabocha pumpkin and have a temptingly moist and melt-in-the-mouth texture. Simply fry from frozen in oil heated to 175°C for 4 to 4 and a half minutes for a perfectly crisp, wonderfully crunchy, authentically Japanese croquette.

SHIBANUMA SOY SAUCE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.

Shibanuma Gluten Free Sesame Dressing 1L

Shibanuma Soy Sauce has been making sauce in wooden barrels since 1688. Today, it is focusing on exports through taste customisation, quality maintenance, and labeling compliance. Gluten Free Sesame Dressing is made without wheat and is free from MSG and animal products, making it the perfect choice for health-conscious consumers. Warm, nutty and fragrant, this dressing will complement any salad, and also works well as a dipping sauce for shabu shabu meat hotpot.

EAT & CO.

OSAKA OHSHO BOUNTY OF THE EARTH FRIED DUMPLING

Established in Osaka in 1969, the name Osaka Ohsho is now synonymous with gyoza (fried dumplings). These mouthwatering gyoza recreate the iconic Osaka Ohsho taste without any animal products. The combination of Japanese cabbage, garlic, and ginger, together with soybean mince, makes for an authentically satisfying flavour and bite. Simply grill, boil, or fry in oil from frozen.

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

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.

KUKI SANGYO CORPORATION

KUKI SESAME PRODUCTS

Kuki offers many kinds of high quality and versatile sesame products including sesame oil, sesame paste, and roasted sesame. Kuki has been making its line-up of richly aromatic products since 1886, by traditional methods without using chemicals or additives, and continues to explore the possibilities of sesame. Kuki maintains a high standard of food safety, as demonstrated by its achievement of ISO22000, FSSC22200, Halal, and Kosher certification.

KUKI BLACK SESAME LATTE POWDER

A healthy and delicious drink powder to mix with milk or soy milk. Kuki has succeeded in making an amazingly fine black sesame powder, so it is great for both hot and cold drinks, as well as confectionery. The ingredients are very simple and all natural: just black sesame, sugar, soy beans, and salt. This product is receiving rave reviews from consumers, cafes, and restaurants around the world.

MARUKOME CO., LTD.

Marukome Liquid Miso & Koji-Amazake

Marukome is an expert in crafting delicious and nutritious products from all-natural ingredients and giving traditional foods a twist to make them better suited to the modern kitchen. Liquid Miso Ryotei no Aji is a liquid miso paste that’s perfect for making miso soup or adding to sauces. Koji-Amazake is a fermented rice drink that’s rich in amino acids and naturally sweet yet free from added sugar.

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.

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 spices, combined with a wealth of fruits and vegetables. This is a mellow sauce, characterised by a sweet and rich flavour, crafted from carefully sourced dates. Otafuku offers Okonomi Sauce, Yakisoba Sauce, Tonkatsu Sauce, and Sushi Sauce for commercial use.

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.

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.

AJINOMOTO FOODS EUROPE

Ajinomoto Gyoza

With a 100-year heritage of quality and innovation, Ajinomoto Frozen Foods is bringing delicious and authentic Japanese dishes to the UK foodservice market. As the no.1 gyoza brand in Japan, Ajinomoto offers five savoury flavours (including Chicken and Vegetable, Pork, Duck, 5 Vegetable with Spinach Pastry, Prawn) along with one sweet flavour, Apple, to add to dessert menus. The range allows operators to bring truly genuine Japanese flavours and variety to their menus.

AJINOMOTO POLAND SP Z O.O.

OYAKATA INSTANT SOUPS AND DISHES WITH NOODLES

OYAKATA is the essence of flavour hidden in instant noodles and soups, prepared according to traditional recipes. The products allow you to discover the original flavours of Japanese cuisine. The range includes noodles dishes in cups (Japanese Classic, Japanese Teriyaki Chicken, Japanese Beef, and Japanese Curry) and soups in either packets or cups: Miso, Chicken, Soy Sauce, and Pork (cup only).

AZUMA FOODS UK LTD.

AZUMA FOODS VEGAN PROTEIN SUBSTITUTE RANGE

The Azuma Foods Vegan Protein Substitute range is very versatile: use in salads, poké or dessert. All products come frozen and are easy to serve: defrost to eat or simply microwave. Gluten Free Age Tofu (Fried Tofu) and Purple Sweet Potato Tempura are perfect for salads, poké and starters, and can be transformed into dessert by adding a little ice-cream. Both products are true delicacies, firm on the outside and soft inside. This range is unique, delicious and healthy for everyone.

PESCA RICH 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

PESCA RICH 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 their new products.

SAPPORO EUROPE B.V.

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.

SIMPLEE ALOE

SIMPLEE ALOE DRINKS

Simplee Aloe’s range of all-natural aloe vera waters is low in sugar and calories. They contain over 200 biologically active vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory enzymes that support digestion and everyday wellbeing. Enjoy Simplee Aloe’s range in three different flavours: Aloe with Pulp; Aloe without Pulp; Passion Fruit with Pulp.

WA WINE AB

WA Wine: Wines for Japanese Food

WA Wine is the world’s first wine series designed to pair with Japanese food. WA is about creating harmony by matching Japanese flavours to wine: by introducing wine designed to match the Japanese flavours, WA Wine offers restaurants a simple solution for great wine experiences with a range selected from some of the world’s best winemakers, growing the best grapes for producing wines that match Japanese menus perfectly. WA Wine offers two series of wines designed for most Japanese restaurants and sushi bars, with all great served by-the-glass.

Sat 13th & Sun 14th: open to general public
Free entry (HYPER JAPAN Festival 2019 entry ticket is required)

*Fri 12th: open to business visitors only.
Go to www.harrofoods.co.uk for further details and free registration.
Please drink responsibly.
HYPER JAPAN will operate a Challenge 25 policy during the event, so those who are particularly youthful in appearance may be asked for proof of age.
HYPER JAPAN reserves the right to refuse service of alcohol to customers.
Please be considerate of others when consuming alcohol as many visitors will be underage.
Visit drinkaware.co.uk for more information.