I went back and forth, post it or not post it, wondering if anyone would be interested.
But I thought it would be a good idea to have a post about koji-salt and onion-koji because I have a feeling that a lot of dishes that use one of these will appear on this blog.
The one above is onion-koji.
And this one (above) is koji-salt.
Koji-salt is made of koji, salt, and water.
Onion-koji is made of grated onions, koji, salt, and water.
This is koji.
Koji is a naturally occurring culture that is used to make things like sake, miso, and soy sauce.
You can get koji in the raw form or the dried form like the one I got.
I got mine from amazon, but I also found out that the local Asian grocery store, United Noodles, in Woodbury, MN, carries it too,
When you open the package, this is what it looks like.
First, you crumble it into small pieces.
Then, the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and let it ferment.
It depends on the temperature in your house, but it took mine about 2 weeks to be ready to be used.
Once fermented, they become the Umami powerhouse!
3 thoughts on “Koji Salt & Onion Koji
塩麹 & 玉ねぎ麹”
Thank you for posting this!! I have always wanted to try making Koji. We have the exact package that you bought here in Singapore. May I know the steps you take to make Koji? What is the amount of salt or water to add? Thanks!!
Reiko in reply to Gem
Hi Gem, I’m excited that you are interested in making Salt Koji! For Salt Koji I used 100g Koji (crumble it) from the package, 30 or 35g (Can’t remember which one) salt, and 110g plus water. I started with 110g water, but I needed to add some more to completely cover the Koji. For Onion Koji I used 100g Koji (crumble it) from the package, 30 or 35g salt, 300g onion (pureed in food processor), and 100g plus water. Again, I needed to add more thatn 100g water to completely cover the Koji. You stir/mix them well and let them ferment at room temperature. Stir both once a day. Cover but not air-tight. They say it takes from 7 to 14 days. Mine took 14 days to be ready for use. I hope this helps! I’m loving mine and I use it all the time.
Gem in reply to Reiko
Thank you for your detailed reply!! I have no weighing machine at home but will do “eyeballing” measure and try. Will update you if I do try it!
Thank you so much once again 😘😘😘