Kogi at Marukome center in Irvine on Thursday, November 16, 2023. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/ SCNG).
One day, Ayumi Takeuchi walked right into South Coast Plaza and ideas struck. She saw a food selection uploaded on the marquee atPopulaire Modern Bistro Listed below the duck recipe summary was words: koji.
Takeuchi dropped in her tracks. Koji is among the vital components in making miso. She operates in advertising and company advancement at Marukome U.S.A., which was started in Nagano, Japan in 1854. It’s likewise Japan’s top miso firm. In 2007, Marukome opened its stateside head office inIrvine In enhancement to miso, Marukome generates various lines of koji for cooks and homecooks. It’s been readily available to American customers for virtually a years yet many people are still not familiar with it.
After seeing koji noted on …