We produce whitebait products in Oarai-town in Ibaraki Prefecture. We are able to catch fresh, good quality young sardines in Oarai-town by using dragnet fishing boats. We have found the right temperature to boil in a pot, the perfect amount of salt, and the appropriate level of dryness to bring out the umami of the whitebait itself.
We supply our products not only to wholesale markets and trading companies, but also to our own stores, local souvenir shops, and restaurants.
We work hard to offer delicious products that will bring you all smile by utilizing very fresh ingredients.
Our 'Oarai Shirasu', white bait from Oarai, Ibaraki, is mixed with local soy sauce 'Niemon' from the Kurosawa Soy Sauce Shop and local sake which is particularly rich and flavourful from the Tsukinoi Shuzoten Brewery in Oarai. These ingredients are mixed until they reach a fluffy texture and then sprinkled with Japanese pepper. The spiciness of the Japanese pepper somewhat numbs the tongue, and the depth of the soy sauce intertwine perfectly to create a Chirimen Sansho, a popular side dish of Japanese pepper and sardines. This pairs very well with sake.