Marumiya’s Long-Selling Sukiyaki Furikake Rice Seasoning
A wide variety of condiments for rice are available at supermarkets in Japan as steamed plain rice is the staple food of the Japanese.
I am fond of new things, so I tend to like buying newly released products. But the other day, when I went shopping, a classic rice seasoning drew my attention, because I used to use it sprinkling over rice as a kid.
Feeling nostalgic for the old days, I grabbed the product.
Marumiya Sukiyaki Furikake
What I purchased this time is this Marumiya’s Sukiyaki Furikake. This rice seasoning was released in 1963 by “Marumiya (丸美屋)” and now it has become one of the standard rice condiments in Japan.
As you may already know, “Furikake (ふりかけ)” is the Japanese rice seasoning that consists of dry mini flakes made from various food materials.
This Furikake has a “Sukiyaki (すきやき: Japanese beef hot pot)” flavor, so these flakes actually include beef and as a whole have a sweet soy sauce flavor which kind of reminds eaters of Sukiyaki beef pot. Yes, it tastes great as ever!
As I wrote above, Furikake is usually sprinkled over steamed plain rice. As a matter of fact, this is the most common usage of Furikake, but sometimes the dry flakes are used to add some flavor to noodles, vegetables or bread.
Toast Recipe using Marumiya Sukiyaki Furikake
As an example of the uses, there is a toast recipe on the back of this product package. For those who are interested in this Furikake, here is the recipe in English.
According to the description, with this recipe, you can make Cheese-Burger-like toast.
|Marumiya Sukiyaki Furikake (Amazon.com)||1 or 2 tablespoons|
|White Bread||1 slice|
|Sliced Cheese||1 slice|
|Tomato Ketchup||A proper amount|
|Mayonnaise||A proper amount|
- Spread tomato ketchup and mayo over the bread, then place a slice of cheese on it
- Bake the bread in an oven until the cheese melts
- Sprinkle the Furikake seasoning over the toast
Finally, according to the ingredient list, the Marumiya Sukiyaki Furikake seasoning consists of wheat flour, sugar, sesame seeds, soy sauce, beef, salt, hen’s egg, sweet red bean paste, lard, milk sugar, starch, vegetable protein, seaweed calcium, onion, processed soybeans, extracts (yeast, beef, chicken), mirin, flavor oil, margarine, rapeseed oil, soybean oil, dextrin, yeast, seasoned Nori (seaweed laver), milk, sukiyaki flavoring, miso, rice oil, spices, high-fructose corn syrup, chicken, yolk oil, chicken fat, starch syrup, and dextrose.