Kona Murasaki (Narumitei Ltd.)
What is Kona Murasaki?
Kona murasaki is a product that is a powder seasoning with soy sauce flavor. It is lightweight, portable, and has good umami and a great flavor. Because it contains no moisture, it is suitable for seasoning fried rice and making fried foods. It is also very convenient to sprinkle on side dishes. It also actually matches ice cream well too! It doesn’t cake up after opening and it is also useful because it can be stored for a long time at room temperature.
It was awarded the 2018 Souvenir Grand Prix *Idea Award* sponsored by the Japanese Tourism Agency.
We Tried It!
After making fried potatoes, I tried sprinkling the powder over them instead of the usual salt. It gave the potatoes a taste of soy sauce, which was fresh and very delicious. I also tried it with sashimi and avocado. I always use soy sauce for these things, but when I sprinkled them with kona murasaki, I felt as if I was putting soy sauce straight into my mouth. The advantage of this seasoning is that with soy sauce, you risk using too much and getting too much salt in your body, but this seasoning prevents that. Just sprinkling it on something gives it a solid taste. The most surprising and delicious thing it pairs well with is ice cream. The taste of soy sauce mixed with ice cream fits, in fact, very well!
It is Sold Here！
The shop sells a variety of foods, such as special products, vegetables, sweets, and eggs that are products of Fukuoka Prefecture. It has not only products from Fukuoka, but also a lot of special products from Kyushu Prefecture which is nearby, so it is a fun shop to visit even if you are just looking around.