Moroi Jozo – Fine Japanese Fish Sauce 130ml


Umami in a bottle. It’s pleasantly salty and well-rounded.

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Shottsuru is a fish sauce made from sandfish (hatahata). We offer two varieties: this Fine Japanese Fish Sauce and 10+ Year Old Fine Japanese Fish Sauce.

Historically, fish sauce producers could be found along the entire Japanese coastline. Yet in the early 90’s, due to the old age of producers and a lack of demand, the number of producers dropped dramatically.

Hideki Moroi, a third-generation soy sauce, miso and pickle maker, felt a deep sense of responsibility to revive shottsuru. With quiet dedication and many years of experimenting, fermenting and taste testing, Moroi created a product that he was proud to sell.

This shottsuru is umami in a bottle. It’s pleasantly salty and well-rounded.

Use as a replacement for salt, a flavour elevator in soups, stews, over vegetables or meats or simply drizzle with olive oil over fresh tomatoes.

Moroi Jozo

Shottsuru (fish sauce made from sandfish) had been made for centuries along the coastline of Japan until it almost died out in the 1980s. It was with a deep sense of responsibility to revive the craft that Hideki Moroi began making Shottsuru. Shottsuru is made from sandfish (Hatahata) which is fished in December and January. The process begins with mincing the whole fish together with Japanese sea salt. The mixture is then fermented slowly for a minimum of 12 months and for up to 10 years. The juice is then simply pressed out and bottled. Hideki Moroi has been recognised by Slow Food for his contribution to world culinary heritage and has achieved his aim of having Shottsuru celebrated around the world.