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Akasaka Sichuan Hotel’s “Superb Shark Fin Soup” using “Tsunagi Amber Onions” and “Authentic Onion Soup” containing over 1 kg of onions per bag have been completed.

Akasaka Sichuan Hotel’s “Superb Shark Fin Soup” using “Tsunagi Amber Onions” and “Authentic Onion Soup” containing over 1 kg of onions per bag have been completed.
*Food Culture Co., Ltd.*
Press release: July 6, 2024
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Akasaka Sichuan Hotel’s “Superb Shark Fin Soup” using “Tsunagi Amber Onions” and “Authentic Onion Soup” containing over 1 kg of onions per bag have been completed.
*Aiming to resolve the drop in onion prices, these two types of soups are made with plenty of “Tsunagi Amber Onions”, which are as juicy and sweet as pears, produced together with producers in Tsunagi Town, Kumamoto Prefecture.*
July 2024 Two types of soup using “Tsunagi Amber Onion” have been completed * Akasaka Sichuan Hotel’s “Superb Shark Fin Soup” made with the sweetness of onions without using sugar *
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* “Authentic onion soup” made with over 1 kg of onions stir-fried until golden brown per bag *
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Shokubunka Co., Ltd. (Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Hagiwara), which is mainly engaged in the online sales of fresh and gourmet foods.
Akifumi) will work with producers in Tsunagi Town to add value to salad onions grown in the town, collaborate on branding, and operate “Umaimon.com” and “Toyosu Market.com” by April 2024. It was sold in May. Fresh and sweet like a pear! For more information about “Tsunagi Amber Onion”
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And, this time, I completed two types of soups using “Tsunagi Amber Onions.” Fresh and sweet like a pear! What kind of onion is Tsunagi Amber Onion? The name comes from the beautiful amber-like outer skin. It has a fresh and refreshing sweetness, and when bitten raw, it has a pear-like flavor. By delivering the fruit without going through a fruit sorting facility or market, the storage period is shortened without exposing it to sunlight, and the fruit is delivered in a fresh, less spicy state.
Tsunagi Town, located in the southern part of Kumamoto Prefecture (Minamata/Ashikita region), has a warm and rainy climate. The sea breeze from the Shiranui Sea carries minerals to the leaves, allowing delicious onions to grow. The sweetness becomes stronger when exposed to the sea breeze.
We select thick, sweet varieties with a high moisture content, and use only half the amount of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. We use a cultivation method that uses sake lees from the local Kameman Sake Brewery as fertilizer to maximize the natural sweetness of the onions. * Akasaka Sichuan Hotel’s “Superb Shark Fin Soup” made with the sweetness of onions without using sugar *
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We asked Ryoji Tanaka, head chef of Akasaka Sichuan Hotel, a famous Chinese restaurant, to create a soup that takes advantage of the sweetness of amber onions. “Fukafin” is a blue shark from Kesennuma. One meal contains a generous 30g for two people.
By frying onions and steaming them in chicken broth, the sweetness and flavor are concentrated and absorbed by the shark’s fins. The key to its deliciousness is the sweetness that comes from using thick, juicy onions without adding any sugar. Although it has a rich taste, you can enjoy a refreshing aftertaste.
You can enjoy the “Excellent Shark Fin Soup” made by Akasaka Sichuan Hotel anytime by simply heating it in a hot water bath.
* “Authentic onion soup” made with over 1 kg of onions stir-fried until golden brown per bag *
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I created an onion soup base that brings out the sweetness of onions by slowly frying them until they turn amber. This authentic soup contains more than 1 kg (5-8 onions) of amber onions per bag (100 g), making it an original product that you won’t find anywhere else. Just dilute it 10 times with water and heat it in a pot. Seasoned with beef consommé. You can easily enjoy onion soup with amber onions. We also recommend placing cheese on a baguette floating in the soup and browning it to create an onion gratin soup.
The issue is that the wholesale price to the market has fallen due to the oversupply of onions in early spring.
Onion cultivation began in 1962 in the Minamata/Ashikita region in the southern part of Kumamoto Prefecture as a stable alternative to wheat grown in paddy fields. At that time, it was so rare that it commanded a high price. However, looking at the overall market situation for onions, in recent years, as a result of improved storage facilities and a stable supply system mainly in Hokkaido, the largest number of onions arrive at the market in early spring, when they arrive from multiple production areas at the same time. It has become. This coincides with the onion harvest season in the Ashikita Minamata region, and as a result of the oversupply, the price of onions has fallen, regardless of their deliciousness or value.
“Once you eat it, you’ll definitely want to eat it again.” Tsunagi salad onions In Tsunagi Town, agricultural production is decreasing due to the aging of farmers and the decrease in new farmers. Onions, a valuable local specialty, have seen their prices plummet during the coronavirus pandemic, and some people have stopped growing them. However, when it comes time to eat onions in early spring, I feel that they are sweet and delicious, and that there are no better onions than in this region. With this desire to somehow preserve this onion as a specialty product, the members decided to create their own brand in 2023. It may become a battle between the children of Tsunagi Elementary School and the adults.
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In food culture, starting in 2021, we will be working with the children of Tsunagi Elementary School to be involved in marketing through classes, from seedlings to sales, harvesting, and shipping. On the other hand, “Tsunagi Amber Onion” is an onion brand made by adults. Both Tsunagi Town and ourselves are looking forward to seeing how the onions grown by the children and farmers will develop.

Food Culture Co., Ltd.
In 2001, he opened Umaimon.com, a farm-direct gourmet e-commerce site targeting middle-aged and elderly people, whose mission is to energize Japanese people by building an online sales system to support producers who are unable to use the Internet or computers. . In 2004, we partnered with the Tokyo Central Wholesale Market (Tsukiji Fruits and Vegetables Market) to create a market-direct e-commerce site, Tsukiji Market.com (formerly
Opened Toyosu Market.com (currently).
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