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Market Outlook - March 11, 2021

Nippon Shokken

Nippon Shokken, located in West Sacramento, produces a variety of sauces and batters that are free of MSG, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, and preservatives. 
TEMPURA BATTER– Creates a crisp and light texture for anything that can be battered and fried. Sold in a 3.3# bag.
KARAAGE BATTER– Use for crispy fried chicken, onion rings, fish and chips, and calamari. 3.3# bag.
TERIYAKI SAUCE– Soy sauce perfectly balanced with sweetness (from prune juice) and fresh ginger. It makes the perfect glaze or marinade. Available in a 4.9# container. Teriyaki marinade is also available by the 5.3# container.
BLACK PEPPER SAUCE– A nice balance of sweet and peppery that makes a delicious marinade, sauce, and glaze for meat and seafood. Available in a 4.8# container.
GINGER SAUCE– Use as a marinade and stir-fry sauce. Made with fresh ginger and miso paste. Available in a 4.8# container.
ORANGE SAUCE– Made with three types of oranges: juice, peel, and natural flavor. Available in a 5.2# container.

Available with a 72 hour pre-order:

CURRY SAUCE– A versatile spicy sauce, made with onions, apple, tomato, and spices. Available by the 4.6# container.
MANGO SAUCE– A sweet and tangy, fruit based sauce. Available in a 4.6# container.
PEANUT SAUCE– Use as a dipping sauce or peanut dressing for cold noodles & salads. It is made with  roasted peanuts, peanut butter and lemon. Available in a 48oz container.
JAPANESE DRESSING– A soy-sauce base dressing with a hint of wasabi that makes a flavorful addition to salads, meats and seafood. Available in a 60oz container.


Rue & Forsman

Rue & Forsman Ranch was founded in 1946 just south of Marysville, CA by Frank Rue and John Forsman. More recently, Frank’s grandson, Michael Bosworth, has helped make Rue and Forsman one of the most innovated and sustainability-minded rice producers in the state. In order to produce the highest quality rice possible, each step is carefully controlled from the day the rice is planted until it is milled and delivered to customers.
BROWN RICE Short grain and long grain available by the 25# bag. Medium grain available by the 50# bag.
WHITE RICE Sushi (short) and long grain available by the 25# bag.
BASMATI RICE An extra long grain, which results in a very light texture when cooked. This basmati rice is considered by many to be the best quality rice of its type grown in the US. 25# bag
BLACK RICE A mild, nutty taste similar to brown rice. Black rice has a deep black color and usually turns to a deep purple when cooked. 25# bag
JASMINE (WHITE) RICE A long grain that fluffs when cooked with the characteristic floral aroma. 25# bag
RED RICE A sturdy rice that is a bit nuttier and subtly more sweet than other varieties. It is typically similar to brown rice in terms of texture. 25# bag


Hodo Soy Tofu

Hodo Soy Beanery was founded by Minh Tsai in Oakland, CA. They are strongly committed to quality and take great care in producing this exceptional tofu. Hodo Soy uses only Organic Non-GMO soy beans grown in the United States. 

FIRM TOFU- Flavorful, nutrient-rich, full of character, and high-quality. 20# case (4/5#), 5# bag, 6/10oz case, 10oz package. In stock. Hodo Soy firm tofu is considered by many to be ‘extra firm’. You may want to experiment with it and judge for yourself.

MEDIUM TOFU- Made fresh daily in small batches; cloud-like and ethereal in texture, while still keeping their shape when added to stir-fries or grilled. 15# (20x12oz) case. Pre-order.

YUBA NOODLES & FRESH YUBA SHEETS- Fully formed, mature soymilk skin offers creamy, nutty and sweet flavors with a distinctively firm, yet somewhat chewy, bite. Its pliable texture is extremely versatile. Noodles available in plain, sesame, and spicy. 6x5oz case. Fresh Yuba Sheets available by the 5# case. Pre-order.
TOFU PUFFS- Firm tofu is twice fried to create puffs that have a unique chewy, meat-like texture and a great canvas
for flavors. Great in soups, braises, curries and stir-fries. 5# case. Pre-order.

BRAISED TOFU- Poached in in a light Chinese Five-Spice blend and caramel sauce, this braised tofu has a smooth texture and can be sliced or cubed for a sandwich, or cut into thin juliennes for salads or stir-fry. 5# case. Pre-order.

THAI CURRY TOFU NUGGETS- Flavorful and fragrant morsels of tofu cubes that are fried then braised in an  aromatic curry of lemongrass and warm, exotic spices. They are juicy, slightly spicy, and have a chewy texture. 5# case. Pre-order.

SOY MILK- Fresh and creamy soymilk made simply with organic soybeans and water; no carrageenan or other additives. 1/2 gallon. Pre-order

Artisan Oils- La Tourangelle

Starting with perfectly pure ingredients, each batch of artisan oil from La Tourangelle is unique and hand-crafted in Woodland, CA. 

TOASTED SESAME SEED OIL– Golden brown oil with bold, nutty flavor ideal for vinaigrettes, stir fry, and marinades. Works well in medium-high heat applications. 1,000mL canister

GRAPESEED OIL– Light, neutral flavor and a very high smoke point make this oil best for stir fries and sautés; also makes a lovely addition to marinades. Gallon

AVOCADO OIL– Rich emerald green oil; thick with a subtle buttery flavor. Delicious in uncooked items like salads and dips, but also ideal for cooking because it has a higher smoke point than olive oil. 1,000mL canister

ROASTED WALNUT OIL– Rich nutty taste and light color. Use in baking, salads, pasta, sauces, or on grilled fish or meat. Works well with medium-high heat. Gallon

ROASTED ALMOND OIL– Good sub for olive oil; adds subtle almond flavor to any dish. Works well with medium-high heat. 1,000mL

BASIL INFUSED OIL– Fragrant basil flavor perfect for pesto, caprese salad, grilled chicken or fish, or as a dipping oil for bread. Works well with high heat. 250mL canister

ORGANIC VIRGIN COCONUT OIL– Organic coconuts pressed within 4 days of being hand harvested. Pure coconut taste and beautiful texture, perfect for cooking, baking, dressings, or frying. 15oz canister

PUMPKIN SEED OIL– Should not be cooked due to its low heat point but makes a great finish for salad dressing, soup, pasta, spreads and baked goods, and more. 250mL canister. (Pre-order)

A convenient, non-aerosol, and propellant-free spray. La Tourangelle oil sprays are 100% oil and full of flavor. We currently offer white truffle infused and garlic infused, both excellent finishing oils. Each variety is sunflower oil based. 8oz spray