Ume Plum Vinegar
About This Item
Umesu has the qualities of vinegar but it is actually the salty-sour plum juice that comes from the ume plums when they sit packed with sea salt in our umeboshi making pickle buckets. Its red color comes naturally from red shiso leaves.
"Su" means vinegar in Japanese, so "Ume-su" literally means a vinegar of ume plum. To your surprise, no vinegar or water is added and it is made from just three ingredients: ume plum juice, sea salt, and red shiso leaves.
Yumé Boshi’s Umesu has a fruity flavor and it is less salty than other brands. Use it in dressings, sprinkle it on steamed or stir-fried vegetables, or add a dash in soups and braises as “kakushi aji” (a hidden taste).