Meaning: Tsukemono vs Oshinko vs Asazuke


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  1. Trudie Heiman says:

    Thanks for detailing the differences of these pickles! I am hoping to make asazuke pickles but can not find the pickling brine in Canada. Is this brine a type of amino acid?

    • Tomo says:

      Thank you for commenting!
      I googled it with 浅漬けの素 作り方 (Asazuke-base Making) and found this article on top. For your reference, the Asazuke pickling solution recipe uses
      ・50 – 100 cc water
      ・1 tbsp (15 ml) Vinegar
      ・1/2 tbsp sugar
      ・1 tsp (5 ml) soy sauce
      ・1 – 1 1/2 tsp salt
      ・1 tsp Dashi powder
      ・2 grams Katsuobushi bonito flakes
      ・(Optional) Some sliced red chili peppers
      You just mix it all up.

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