Marukan Gourmet Gift-Pack Review and Giveaway

Marukan Vinegar has been slow brewing genuine rice vinegar since 1649. That’s over 360 years of brewing experience. The result? The world’s finest, mild rice vinegar that is full of slow-brewed flavor. 
I received the Marukan Gourmet Gift-Pack: GENUINE BREWED Rice Vinegar, SEASONED GOURMET Rice Vinegar, and All Natural PONZU – Premium Soy Dressing with Sudachi Citrus. I received this at no cost in exchange for my honest review.
Product Info:
• MARUKAN GENUINE BREWED Rice Vinegar: This exceptional artisan vinegar takes 2 months to brew in the traditional way with NO sodium and all natural ingredients to heighten the flavor of any recipe. The delicate acidity is versatile and excellent as an addition not only to Japanese but also Chinese, European or American dishes. You can use it straight from the bottle, or as an ingredient for salad dressing and sushi rice. This product contains NO sodium, fat, sugar, artificial ingredients or calories. Naturally gluten free and non-GMO.
• MARUKAN SEASONED GOURMET Rice Vinegar: Marukan’s best-seller for sweeter marinades and more flavorful dressings, dips and sauces. We have more recipes featuring our Seasoned Gourmet than any other variety. Blended with care according to Marukan’s very own processing technique, it can also be used in preparing delicious sushi rice at home by simply mix 1 oz. Marukan Seasoned Gourmet with each cup of steamed short-grained rice. Because it does not contain any fat, it also serves as a healthy ingredient for marinades by mixing it with your choice of oil or creamy dressing. Non-GMO and naturally gluten and fat free. 
• MARUKAN All Natural PONZU – Premium Soy Dressing with Sudachi Citrus: Our premium ponzu is made from natural sudachi lime extract imported from Japan. The ponzu is a perfect match for steak and BBQ, but it can also be used as an alternative to regular soy sauce for almost any dish. The sudachi citrus is high in vitamin C with a refreshing citrus flavor. This 100% veganponzu contains gluten.
Our Review
We found a recipe for Orange Chicken that called for Rice Vinegar and Soy Sauce so we decided to give it a try with these products from Marukan. These are healthier than most other vinegar’s and seasoned dressings on the market. The healthy does not take away from the flavor though.

I am one of those people who hate vinegar. I can’t stand the smell of it, and swear I can taste it in even the smallest amounts if you cook my food with it. My husband is a great cook, and has a bit of an obsession with oriental cooking. He could not wait to try these out in some recipes. The recipe called for rice vinegar, so I was a little skeptical whether I would like it or not. When he was cooking I couldn’t really smell it, which was great. The real test was the taste. This recipe came out amazing! It was perfect. It had a bit of tang, but I couldn’t really taste the vinegar, which was great. I enjoyed the dinner and my husband didn’t have to hear me complain.

One of the other things we love to make is fried potatoes, and fried potatoes, peppers, sausage and onions. Hubby has used the sweet and tangy vinegar in these dishes and it adds a great flavor to them, especially the sausage!

The Ponzu Soy Dressing can take the place of regular soy sauce and can be used in so many recipes, including salads and dressings. My husband is pretty open minded when it comes to food and recipes so all 3 of these products will get plenty of use!

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  1. My family thinks I"m weird, but I love soy sauce on my steaks 🙂

    I found a really yummy sounds sesame seed chicken recipe that uses rice vinegar I would use it there 🙂

  2. My favorite way to use soy sauce or oriental vineagar is in making stir fry, and also in making yakisoba. I would love to try these products. I do a lot of Asian cooking….my mom is Japanese and I also lived in japan for a while with my hubby when he was stationed on Okinawa, as he discovered several new dishes like the yakisoba that he loved that I replicate at home…. Thanks for the Chsnce to win.

  3. I make fried rice to use up lots of veggies–great with soy sauce. I have been reading other recipes that call for rice vinegar that I would love to try.
    Mary Beth Elderton

  4. When I make sushi, I use rice vinegar to make the rice and I dip the finished rolls in soy sauce. I also love making quick pickles and like using a variety of vinegars to get different flavors.

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