Ume Jam from A Umeboshi Specialty Shop
“Umeboshi (梅干し)” is a traditional Japanese pickle made of Ume plums.
As you may know, the pickled plums are quite salty and sour, so we Japanese often eat them with a bowl of white rice.
Rice is the staple of the Japanese diet, and Umeboshi is one of the most commonly eaten pickles for rice.
So accordingly, in Japan, there are even shops that specialize in Umeboshi plums.
Umeboshi Shop’s Ume Jam
Among those establishments, “Chinriu (ちん里う)” is a popular Umeboshi shop with over 140 years of history.
The shop is located in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, known to those in the know.
Chinriu makes Ume products, including Umeboshi, and sells them to supermarkets and department stores that carry exclusive products.
As the maker has handed down the traditional technique of its Umeboshi making from generation to generation, its pickled plums hold a good-old taste.
It also produces and sells Ume jams, which are not overly sweet and delicious.
They are a fusion of Japanese and Western with a delicate flavor, going well with various foods, including toast and yogurt.