Your new cooking BFF! This award winning product will have your taste buds lingering for more. Of 1800 marinades, dressings and condiments at the 2020 Sofi Awards, this was deemed the tastiest and chosen as the Gold Winner! Chili Okazu is an umami-rich chili, miso, and sesame oil based condiment often eaten with rice in Japan, but can be used to top virtually everything (noodles, tofu, potatoes, veggies, salads and more!).
Heat level: mild-medium
Non-GMO | Naturally Gluten-Free
Use it as a marinade or as an ingredient in your own homemade salad dressing - this condiment is versatile and we encourage you to experiment!
Most Japanese style marinades contain plenty of preservatives, msg and stabilizers. Okazu on the other hand, is an all natural condiment, free of chemicals.
Abokichi is dedicated to sharing the creativity which can emerge when different cultures interact. Abokichi means "Fortunate Avocado," a coinage from “abogado," a South American fruit which has found a place in cuisines all over the world, and "kichi" which means fortunate in Japanese, to express the blessing of the diversity of different cultures in the world. Their story began when Abokichi co-founder Jess first encountered onigiri (Japanese rice balls) as a healthy and convenient snack or meal while living in Tokyo. After returning to Canada, Jess had difficulty finding healthy, natural, and minimally processed food to eat on the run. As a result, she decided to introduce onigiri as a healthy option for busy people in Canada, selling at farmer’s markets in the Toronto area with her business and life partner, Fumi. They soon wanted to add chili oil to their onigiri but realized the products shipped from Japan usually contain a lot of chemicals such as preservatives, msg and stabilizers. So they decided to create their original all natural Okazu condiment to use on their onigiri. After becoming such a big hit - they started putting it in jars!